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!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Day 177 in a Year of my Life

A busy day for us today!

We spent the morning moving the furniture out of the lounge room so that the new carpet could be laid, then moving it back again after the carpet layer left.

The next step was bringing the big screen TV from the back bedroom and setting it up with the blue ray surround system and Foxtel IQ.

That was Adoring Husband's job, although Bubbles, who is physically, the strongest female I know, helped him carry the monstrous thing from one end of the house to the other!

I replaced everything in the side cabinet and spent an hour cleaning out the drawers of old receipts and obsolete business cards.

AH filled the new DVD unit with all of our DVDs, which all fit very nicely.

While all of this was happening, the roofer arrived to finish the job he should have completed last week, so he was making a hell of a racket on the roof.

Suddenly it was 3.30pm!

Bubbles and I had decided yesterday that we would do a photo shoot on the beach this afternoon, so she made herself beautiful while I gathered my camera gear and here are the results ...

I took about 300 photos and Bubbles loved 117 of them, so that's a pretty good success rate.  I'll work on some more of them, but certainly not all 117!

AH cooked dinner for us when we returned home and then Bubbles and I went through all the photos.

I'm pretty exhausted after such a big day and tomorrow will also be a big day, so I'm off to get my beauty sleep.

Tomorrow is my birthday and I'm having morning tea with the girls at the park.

When Adoring Husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I asked him to drive Bubbles and I to the Sunshine Coast to visit Vegan Chickie, the Bare-chested Chef and Chicklet for the day.  So we've decided to do that on Wednesday.

Today, I am grateful to have reached the age of 53 intact.  I say this as the clock ticks past midnight, so it is official!  Bubbles has just handed me my birthday gift, so I shall sign off for the night.

Nite all.

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