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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!!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Down Time

It has been a strange day for me.

I was keen to get into my office and get started on my website, but my desk and one cupboard had become a resting ground for everything that had come into the office over the last 8 weeks, so I spent about almost 2 hours tidying, clearing, filing, labelling, sorting and culling.

I sat down and found my 'to do' list.

It was long.

I began to research computer programs for keeping an inventory of stock. Ridiculous prices.

I looked at some apps specifically designed for that. They didn't sit well with me.

I gave up on the stocktake and inventory.

I decided that photographing my stock to put on the website was my next priority.

I looked at my camera.

I thought about my stock. I thought about the seven drawers full of jewellery, the cupboards filled with journals, the shelves with wallets and purses.

Where the heck do I even start? Where do I take the photos? How do I stage the photographs? Which stock will I do first? What lens will be the best option? Where will I find the best lighting? Will I use the tripod, or just hand hold the camera? Will I photograph ALL of the jewellery, or just a select few items?

Do I write out the descriptions as I take the photos, or wait until I edit the photos, or wait until I load them onto the site?

I gave up on photographing the stock.

I made lunch. Tuna and sweet potato fritters with a spicy tomato sauce.

I returned to my workspace, turned on the magnesium lamp and put some essential oil in the diffuser.

I shuffled some papers, checked my emails, completed a couple of pages from my academy workbook and returned a phone call regarding an order.

I suddenly felt tired and queasy in the stomach.

I lay on the bed and attempted to sleep.

I read for a while.

I gave up.

Adoring Husband suggested that we go for a walk along the beach, which we did. I felt amazingly better after that! Unfortunately, it was time to cook dinner, so I couldn't even take advantage of my newfound energy and mood lift!

This evening, I've done some work on my book idea, so I feel like I've accomplished something for the day.

A good night's sleep might help me for tomorrow's attempt at working.

Nite all.

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