Nice to see you!

Three major events occurred for me last year (2010), all in the space of about 2 weeks. I turned 50. The following day I got married. Two weeks later, my oldest daughter became pregnant with her first child and my first grandchild.

Most middle-aged people will tell you that in their minds, they still feel 20 something. It's the same for me.

Wasn't it only yesterday that I was planning a night out with guys from the surf club? That gorgeous new perm. Flaired, cuffed denims and the red t-shirt with the off-the-shoulder frill. Corked platform wedgies. **sigh**

Suddenly I'm looking in the mirror and wondering how 30 years can flash by so damned quickly!

So here I am in cyberspace, sharing my genuine shock and horror with anyone who'll listen and maybe I'll even meet some other over 50s who find themselves in the same predicament!

Welcome to my dilemna!!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Day 166 in a Year of my Life

We are so close to having everything completely repaired in our house.  So close!

The few days that I was down south were incredibly productive for all of the tradesmen who were here and today was 'inspection day'.

There were some major and minor issues that Adoring Husband wanted resolved and the inspector found a problem that we hadn't even noticed.

So it will be a little longer yet before it's finalised.

The new air conditioning unit was installed today.

Tomorrow we choose the new carpet.

Our 'contents' insurance claim has been approved as well.

It's all happening!

Soon our lives will be as close to 'back to normal' as possible.

I think it will be a long time before we lose the obsession to check the Bureau of Meteorology radar every day.

It'll also take time to control the fear, whenever strong wind gusts make that sound that triggers the memory of 'that night'.

I hope time will stop us from holding our breath when the rain is so loud on the roof that we can't hear each other speak.

I imagine that eventually, we won't feel dread when Livio from Channel 7 weather, issues strong wind warnings for the next day or for the weekend.

It will be nice when we don't feel nauseous at the sight on the news of another town somewhere in the world partially destroyed by a freak tornado, big or small.

I would really like the question of whether we should continue living here, to be wiped from my mind.

I would really like 'peace of mind'.

I think that has to come from 'within'.  I'm not sure that moving is the answer.

These and many more questions will be answered over time.  I know that time heals most wounds,  I just wish it took a bit less of it to do that!

Today, I found that life is definitely moving along nicely at the lagoon across the road ...

The lagoon is obviously a happy place for it's residents!

Today, I am grateful to have a solid and strong roof over my head, knowing that the weather forecast for the weekend is for .. you guessed it .. gale force winds of 30 - 40 knots.


Nite all.


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