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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!!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Silent Sunday

I sat silently in my lounge room with all of the windows closed and the blinds pulled, watching movies. I did put in some effort in the kitchen, when I prepared a lamb neck casserole for dinner, but otherwise, it was a quiet and silent Sunday for me.

The people I know, in this world, have a wide variety of interests and these are some of the activities that they enjoyed this weekend.

  • Digital graphic art
  • Photo editing
  • Attending the v8 super car racing in Winton
  • Drinking at the pub on Magnetic Island
  • Taking kids to participate in a soccer tournament
  • Taking kids to participate in an AFL tournament
  • Playing 'tourist' in Italy
  • Attempting archery
  • Completing a First Aid and CPR course (and I don't mean Adoring Husband)
  • Shopping in Sydney
  • Oil painting
  • Surfing
  • Quilting
  • Having a Hen's party
  • Branding cattle
  • Taking the kids to the beach for a picnic
  • Gardening
  • Psychic reading
  • Playing guitar
  • Attending a wedding
  • Buying a new car
  • Caravaning to Yeppoon
  • Babysitting the grandkids
  • Going to the footy
  • Fund raising for charity
  • Hiking through a National Park
  • Watching superhero movies
  • Model motor boat racing
 ... and that's just to name a few!!

Obviously, everyone else in the world had a much more active and interesting weekend than I did! I'm pretty sure that I enjoyed my quiet Saturday and silent Sunday just as much as everyone else enjoyed their exciting activities!

I'm off to bed for an early night and a little bit of reading.

Nite all.

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