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, September 3, 2016

List Checked

Made a list and luckily I checked it twice, because I missed a task or two!

I've got my washing up to date.

I've prepared 18 days worth of meals for the dogs.

I've got my ironing up to date.

I'm partially packed.

I did the printouts for Vegan Chickie.

I packed the games/toys/stickers for Chicklet.

I've prepared ten meals for Adoring Husband.

Cleaned out the fridge.

I found my sunglasses!!! (not in the fridge)

Thanks to Adoring Husband who spent a good deal of time today helping me search for my sunglasses, my reading glasses and my black glasses case. We still haven't found my reading glasses or glasses case. The sunglasses were on the floor behind the couch.

*two hours later*


In one of the handbags that I had already searched through twice! Under the tissues.

Thanks to The Nikonian for suggesting that I check my handbags. I told her that I had already looked, but then I decided to try there one more time.

So in the space of six hours, I have gone from only having one pair of distance glasses in my possession, to having all three pairs back in my hot little hands. I'm so happy!

Disaster averted.

Now I need to go finish packing and hopefully get an early-ish night. We hope to get an early start tomorrow morning.

Nite all.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Bit of a Date

Today was a bit of a date day with Adoring Husband. No movie, but some grocery shopping and a pleasant lunch at Arkarra Tea Gardens was a great way to spend the day.

Arkarra was incredibly busy and by the time we ordered, there was a 45 minute wait on meals. Soon after, we overheard them tell the customers who were served after us that they had a 60 minute wait!

We did NOT have to wait for the entire 45 minutes and we enjoyed our GF Salt and Pepper Calamari with salad very much.

The day seemed to fly by so quickly!

AH even accompanied me to the Bowl's Club this evening! I had a win on the pokies, but we had no luck with any other of our gambling pursuits. The raffle, Lotsapots, 100 club, Member's draw, Keno, Spin and Win ... all equivalent to 'big fat fail'.

I've made a 'to do' list for tomorrow and a list of packing requirements.

I wish I had something more exciting to share, but I am well and truly ready for bed. It's only 11pm, which is pretty early for me, but I'm done. I'll try to make up for it tomorrow night.

So ... nite all.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Fiery Threat

There was a large bushfire on the outskirts of our town yesterday, which burned through the night and proved difficult for the fire brigade to bring under control. This photo is not mine and was taken from a local property, so it got quite close!

Adoring Husband spent the night at the SES shed providing support for the fieries and didn't climb into bed until after 4am. He spent more time at the shed today and unfortunately there was some unexpected extra work to do with his maintenance job, which he had to attend to this afternoon, so he is exhausted and is currently sleeping in his recliner chair as I type this.

The fieries were successful in their endeavours to kill the fire before it reached any buildings, so we can all rest easy, but now the investigation begins into how it started. They suspect arson.

Meanwhile, my editing skills have been sought to repair or improve a photo that was poorly taken. I don't think I can make much of an improvement, but I'll try (like I have extra time before I go away to do this!). There are times when 'no' should be my appropriate response.

I've been searching through the official trailers of movies that will be released in 2017 and sadly, there are MANY superhero and marvel movies. Plenty of science fiction and horror movies. Very few romances or comedies - well none that have trailers or previews right now anyway.

I'm looking forward to the new Bridget Jones movie that will be released on 15th September. I will be on the Sunny Coast, but I have a date booked to see it with Adoring Husband upon my return!

Three more sleeps til I see my little Chicklet!!

So much to do, so little time! I need a 'to do' list ... we all know how successful my 'to do' lists are!

I'll think about it tomorrow. Right now, it's time for bed.

Nite all.

A Bit of Programming

I have been very unwell all afternoon. I don't know if it was something that I ate, but my tummy has been very unhappy for a good six hours now and it's most unpleasant.

It's well after midnight and I've wanted to go to bed for some time, but I was just too uncomfortable. I am now much improved, so I'm heading to bed momentarily.

Adoring Husband is on SES duty, as a deliberately lit bushfire roars out of control in our local area. We can see the glow of the flames from our house, but luckily, the weather is quite mild with no strong winds, so hopefully they can control it soon. AH expects to be out all night.

I found this very interesting video this evening ...

The need to conform is strong in some people, less so in others, but this is quite confronting and makes you think! Well, I HOPE it makes you think! I think we need fewer conformists and more rebels or free thinkers.

Anyway, the psychotic dogs are harassing me to go to bed, so I'm off.

Nite all.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Feel The Love

This is the song that Adoring Husband and I played while we were signing the register at the completion of our wedding vows. I just love it and it always makes me feel emotional when I hear it.

I actually got out and about today. I went for a ride and finally got to visit The Motivator and her Mum, who is still here on her extended holiday. I took a dozen eggs to her and she responded by giving me a sand crab and a bottle of delicious green salad dressing!

I worked on some photo editing .. learned how to use some presets and actions .. but just when I was ready to use them on some real photos, I got a phone call from Chicklet and Vegan Chickie!!

I was happy to put the editing on hold so that I could chat with them for about 45 minutes. Only five more sleeps until I get to spend about three weeks with Chicklet while she babysits me!

After our phone call, it was time to cook dinner and then I was in for an evening of trashy TV viewing, after massaging some healing oil into AH's aching joints.

'Married at First Sight', 'Winners and Losers', '800 Words'.

I'm looking forward to lunch with the ladies tomorrow!

Here it is 11.30pm already and it's time for bed.

Nite all!

Never Too Late

Every now and then, we all need a little inspiration. 

... and one more for added interest ... It's never too late

So I'm just going to keep trying different things until I find something at which I am brilliant.

It's been another quiet day for me .. no motivation to try anything that I might be brilliant at lol.

I edited another of Mardi's photos ...

My brain seems to be fuzzing and fizzing and frazzling and generally being uncooperative. Poor food choices, not enough sleep, not enough sunshine and not enough activity. 

I've lost my sunglasses, so if there are any clairvoyants out there who might have an idea about where I should look ... feel free to speak up!

Having mentioned that I'm not getting enough sleep, here we are at midnight as I sign off.


Nite all.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

A Bit Blurgh

I've been feeling a bit blurgh today.

You know. Just one of those days.

Nothing bad has happened.

Apart from a quick ride to get coffee, I hibernated with the windows closed and the blinds drawn.

I bet some of these songs trigger some long lost memories for you ...

Who knew that 1970 was such a good year? I was 10 years old, but I know most of these songs, and there are some real legends here - gone but not forgotten.

Let's hope for a brighter, happier day tomorrow.

Nite all.