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!!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

A Learning Experience

As I was about to post the above video (which only goes for about 5 minutes), I received an email from 'The Truth About Cancer' to advise that for the next 48 hours, they would be replaying every episode of their last series for free. So here is the link. I think it's important to watch the first episode, but after that, even if you pick out a couple of the episodes where the title draws your interest, they are worth viewing.

After watching the previous series and then some of this one (I didn't have time to watch all of them this time round, so I will definitely catch the ones that I missed over the next 2 days), I was positively inspired and felt good realising that a cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence.

I watched the first series around the time that Adoring Husband was diagnosed with bladder cancer, so I used a lot of the tips and information from that series to make changes in our diet and lifestyle to improve his chances of conquering the disease.

It's where I learned that we had to do everything in our power to create and build a strong immune system so that the body could heal itself. I believe that what I learned in that first series contributed to AH's improved health and subsequent clear result after the initial treatment.

I finish watching these episodes and wonder how the hell we have so easily allowed the medical industry to control our lives and our health so completely, with such poor results.

Anyway, I hope you get to watch at least a couple of these videos. They are not just about curing cancer, but about preventing it as well. They are both educational and interesting.

I've posted this early because I'm out for the evening and I'm not sure if I will be home early enough or sober enough to post later!

Have a lovely Sunday!

Nite all.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Just Briefly

Just dropping in to share this ...

The chick has grown a LOT in six days!

Today I delivered photos to some happy customers, paid my neighbour for the beautiful place mats that she made for me and created an Oregano Essential Oil mix for a friend who can't get rid of her persistent cough after being ill for a few weeks. I will be interested to see if it has the desired affect.

We were hit with the edge of a storm this afternoon that dumped some much needed rain, though not enough .. we need two or three days of steady rain to make our surrounds happier and healthier. The storm looked a lot more menacing than it was, thank goodness!

It's two minutes to midnight, so I'm outta here. Sleep time for me.

Nite all.  

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Neighbourly Love

I think I need to have another dinner party!

Obviously, flower arranging is not my forte!!

I'm trying to decide whether to leave the table set so that Adoring Husband gets the shock of his life when he wakes up in the morning, or clear it all away before I go to bed.

I had a very nice day in The Bay with Woman of Many Talents, although we experienced gale force conditions in there!! We could feel the wind gusts moving the car as we drove home.

I bought some lovely bright yellow bath towels and matching bath mat from Pillow Talk.

Yellow makes me feel so happy!

Late this afternoon I had to ride to the supermarket to get some storage containers to freeze my bone broth. The head wind was so strong, it almost blew me backwards! It was a real struggle to get there. Luckily, I had a tail wind on the way home, although the wind gusts almost sent my tray of coffees flying a few times.

It's been another very good day.

Nite all.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Birthday Boy

Today was Adoring Husband's 58th birthday.

We spent the day in The Bay doing bits and pieces and nothing in particular.

We had coffee at Aquavue on the waterfront, shopped at Go Natural, got some photos printed, browsed and priced some good quality coffee machines, outdoor lounge settings and some outdoor blinds. The hot Summer afternoon sun wreaks havoc on the western wall of our house making the bedrooms and bathrooms hot, steamy and uncomfortable. We hope some blinds will alleviate that problem.

I wanted to buy some shoes, but the sales attendant wanted to chat and we became deeply engrossed in a share-fest about high functioning autism and aspergers and how diet and lifestyle have a profound affect. Her youngest of three children is high functioning and she was describing all the changes that she has made and how incredibly their lives have improved over the last few months.

By the time we finished chatting, I decided to not leave AH sitting alone in the car any longer .. especially taking into account that it was his birthday!

For something different, AH decided on lunching at the RSL Club, but it was extremely crowded, the queue in the bistro was a mile long and there were no free tables in the eating area, so we made a quick exit and drove back to an 'old faithful' instead.

At the Wild Lotus, we enjoyed a delicious lunch. Three courses for AH and two for me. I had a couple of Sav Blancs and AH drank a light beer. It was quiet and relaxing. Good food and good service. My shout.

We picked up some dry cleaning that we had forgotten from a couple of weeks ago and stopped for some groceries and some halloween decorations, finally arriving home after 4pm.

I'm looking forward to Halloween now - we have never acknowledged this American holiday before, but it seems the kids are getting more and more 'into' it, so we're happy to join in the fun.

I had only sat down at home for about 10 minutes when the doorbell rang and there stood my back neighbour with my brand new hand-made table setting of six place mats and a table runner. She is a quilter and I commissioned her to make these for me, asking for bright colours, with lots of yellow.

Well, she couldn't have made them more perfect if she tried. I'm over the moon with the result and with her fabulous colour choices! I was going to set up my table with the table cloth, place settings and new dinner setting so that I could take a photo, but the table is covered in bags of money that AH counted out of his money tins this afternoon.

I will do it tomorrow and share it here.

We had a very light dinner tonight and because it was his birthday, I gave AH the night off from his kitchen clean up duties.

I have another big day ahead of me tomorrow, and it's fast approaching midnight, so I'd best get some sleep.

Nite all.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Totes Moted

That stands for 'Totally Motivated'

After five hours of learning some more of the business side of Jeunesse, working through the website, downloading the app, getting copies of the information sheets, watching some short dvds and all three of us trying out some of the skincare products together, we finished the day feeling satisfied and motivated.

The Motivator provided a delicious lunch of chicken, fresh crab and salad.

The Holistic Healer was very generous with her time and her expertise and her contacts, sharing a lot about herself, her holistic healing business and Jeunesse.

I also met the Honey Spinner and we shared food and health stories. Her fresh home grown honey sounds delightful and I'm definitely going to buy some of her product down the track.

There is still so much to learn and so much to do before my Jeunesse business gets rolling, but I have started a Facebook page Jeunesse with Roz.  Feel free to head over, 'like' my page and share it with everybody and anybody. No obligation.

It's a work in progress right now, but I'll get there.

Before all of that even happened, I enjoyed morning tea with some of my girls.

That is always the highlight of my Tuesdays!

Right now, I need to close all of my books, websites and information packages and head off to bed, otherwise I will sit up all night getting deeply involved with it all. My brain needs to have some quiet time now.

Nite all.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Little Surprises.

"It is easier to fool people, than to convince them they have been fooled" - Mark Twain

It may appear that I am a little obsessed with cancer and cancer treatments. We've all lost people to this disease and if we're lucky, we've had people win their fight against it. Personally, and it will come as no surprise to those who know me, I believe the treatment is more dangerous than the disease.

People die from the treatments long before the cancer kills them.

I found this interesting chart today on the Cancer Australia site ...

All cancers - incidence v mortality

You can see more information here.

You would think that for the billions of dollars raised around the world for cancer research, that a much bigger gain would have been made in saving lives.

We're told that early detection is the key, but early detection for most, just means earlier death.

Considering that the statistics show one in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, I believe it's important to educate yourself, while you're healthy, and know what steps you will take if it happens to you.

Don't wait until you're sitting in the doctor's surgery office panicking with an unexpected diagnosis and then blindly following the path that doctors have been trained to put you on.

Even if you do choose to go down that path, you need to know how to strengthen your immune system during treatment to help your body fight the disease and fight the ravages of the poisons that will be overwhelming your body.

The failure of the medical/cancer industry, is in not educating you about how to build your health during and after treatment. The failure is in not educating you about how the cancer developed inside you. The failure is in sending you home to continue doing everything that you were doing that contributed to your diagnosis.

Don't be a failure to yourself. Be educated. Do your research. Know what other treatments are available to either replace conventional treatment or to support conventional treatment. Conventional treatment on it's own has a very poor long term success rate, so don't rely solely upon it.

That's my medical opinion for today.

This morning, I visited my little tawny chick and got this ...

She is growing very quickly and I suspect that there is a second chick hiding in there too. Hopefully, I will see two curious faces in the coming days, so watch this space!

I also discovered one of my favourite flowers growing in somebody's front garden.

This afternoon, I got some special surprise visitors!

Lady Lynn popped by with her grandchildren, who's school, I assume, was on a pupil free day. I want to provide special names for these gorgeous kids, but they have to be perfect, so until I can think of the perfect names, I will call them G1 and G2.

They wanted to meet our chickens. Surprisingly, two of the chickens, Helen and Harriet, had escaped from the fenced vegetable garden and were wandering around unsupervised in the other part of the yard.

I hadn't been in our back yard for a few days, so I was surprised (and a little embarrassed) by how long the grass was. It was only a couple of weeks ago that Adoring Husband spent days grooming and manicuring and mowing and edging and planting and watering, but the weather has obviously been conducive to rapid growth and the grass is lush and long and a little out of control!

Anyway, I took the kids into the garden where the chook pen is situated and we opened the lid of the nesting box to reveal Happy sitting on seven eggs. I nudged Happy out of the way so that we could collect the eggs and the kids took an egg each to take home and cook, plus one for G3 who wasn't on this visit today.

I'm looking forward to seeing the kids again at the end of the month for Halloween. I think I'm going to decorate the front porch in spooky paraphernalia and figure out the healthiest, yummiest and most memorable way to treat the kids. I've got my thinking cap on!

Tonight, I was excited to discover that the first episode of the new series of Grey's Anatomy is showing, so I am watching and typing at the same time.

Looking forward to morning tea tomorrow and then a meeting with The Motivator and another lady straight after.

It will be another good day, as I hope yours will be too!

Nite all.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sunday Housework & Music

Today, I finally found some motivation and spent 3 hours on a housework kick.

I started vacuuming to loud Creedence Clearwater Revival and moved on to mopping with Housework Songs III.

I cleaned the outside of the kitchen cupboards, tidied up some accumulated crap from the kitchen bench, found a home for nine pairs of shoes, three handbags and assorted jewellery, did three loads of washing, sorted through and thinned out my underwear drawer, watered my few remaining living indoor plants, and rearranged one kitchen cupboard to accommodate my new bright yellow dinner setting.

That pantry of mine is still waiting for the spring clean!

A new series of 'The Truth About Cancer' has begun. This is episode two and has lots of relevant information about breast cancer preventions and cures, so I really wanted to share it with you. It goes for about 90 minutes and I don't know how long it will be available for free (by the time you try to watch it, it may already have expired), so try to watch it as soon as possible.

I watched this one and episode 5 (episodes 3 & 4 have sadly already expired for the free watch, but they will air it for free again in a few weeks).

Adoring Husband arrived home from his SES 'Get Ready' display in Maroom at around 4pm and he came bearing gifts .. well one gift .. a large cup of coffee from Sexie Coffee. What a treasure.

For dinner, we had crispy skinned chicken with zucchini, asparagus, snow peas, mushrooms and onion steamed and then quickly stir fried in the rich and tasty chicken juices and fat from yesterday's lunch and a side of sweet potato chips.

I am now watching reruns of Series 3 of Sex and the City on the BoxSetsHD channel on Foxtel.

Another good day for me. I hope it was the same for you!

Nite all.