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, July 22, 2017

What a Day!

It all started so simply.

I met with The Motivator quite early this morning for a short business meeting, which led to a pot of tea in the local cafe, which led to breakfast with a third person. We finally parted company at about 11am!!

From there, I spent my $30 bakery voucher on a bag full of glutenous, sugary, disgusting sweets that I will serve to my party guests on Sunday (tomorrow, as I write this).

My next stop was the supermarket to grab some dips and crackers and cheese. I'm not going over the top with food for this party, as I have for previous parties because I don't need the stress of all that mad preparation. I want to have a relaxing and enjoyable time with my friends because it will be the last party of this kind, that I have at home.

I bought myself another coffee before I pedalled home, but stopped at a nearby neighbour's house to invite her to the party. She is house sitting at the moment and I really like her a lot. It will be nice for her to meet some more people and she can do some networking for her jewellery which she sells at the markets. She would like to teach others how to make her beautiful pieces and she may even use our new space some time in the future to do that.

It was well after midday by the time I arrived home and Adoring Husband had already made his lunch and was enjoying it as I walked in the door.

AH was happy to hear about my morning while I unpacked the groceries and then I sat down for about half an hour for a quick break.

I quickly cleaned the toilet and bathroom, while AH vacuumed the floors, so that the house was presentable for The Blonde Bombshell and Lady Lynn, who arrived at different times to select their purchases for tomorrow. Sometimes you need to get in early!! I've already had four pre-party sales!

Quite some time was spent sorting, reorganising and rearranging the stock that will be for sale tomorrow. I'll need to spend more time tomorrow doing that. It's not a chore, because I love everything so much, I never tire of touching it and creating different pieces that people might like ...

How could you fall out of love with that? In case you haven't seen this type of jewellery before, each of those buttons are removable, so you can swap and change and create whatever you like. There are bracelets, pendants and rings. You can dress them up or dress them down. Right now, they are my favourite pieces to play with :)

Anyway, tomorrow should be a lot of fun with good food, margaritas, wine, shiny sparkly things and plenty of good company! I'm looking forward to it!

Once again, it's after 11pm so I'm off to bed.

Nite all.


Friday, July 21, 2017

The Happy Abode

I can't help myself!

It's not finalised yet and probably won't be until Monday (hopefully), but I'm too excited to keep it to myself any longer! If it all falls through, you're going to be the ones listening to or reading my sobs and distress anyway, so here is my announcement...

My good friend 'The Motivator' and I have begun negotiations and have signed the first lot of paperwork to lease a commercial workspace here in town.

We intend running training courses, workshops, meditations, practitioner appointments, social gatherings, a retail store and also running our respective businesses/websites from that space.

It's large and spacious and perfect for two imaginative and creative humans to design their own little patch of paradise to work from.

We can't wait!

I'll show you a pic of the empty space after we have signed the lease and then, after we've worked our magic, I'll show you the finished product.

One day soon, I'll describe and explain how this all came about ... but not tonight. It's already 11pm and I need to be up early tomorrow morning.

Have a fabulous Saturday!!

Nite all.  

Thursday, July 20, 2017

It's Happening

By Friday evening, all things going to plan, I should be able to announce to the world exactly what the next big venture is!!

It's exciting!

So I can't tell you about the first half of my day.

The second half of the day was filled with phone calls! I spent over an hour on the phone with Vegan Chickie and then almost an hour with Mrs Bucket. After that, I spent almost another hour in the kitchen clearing out the fridge and cooking all the meat that was in the fridge before it was too late!

This evening, I've answered emails and chatted in Messenger with a few people. I've corresponded with a couple of customers who were asking questions about some jewellery I'm selling, but which isn't on my website yet.

It's all happening and I think I might require another early night! After my 11 hours of sleep on Monday night, I've had a couple of late nights, so I've got to catch up again.

Right now, I'm watching my Brisbane Broncos defeat the Bulldogs ... well they are winning by ten points at half time ... fingers crossed they continue playing that well.

Adoring Husband is at SES training.

Oh a reminder to all my local friends, that the Childers Multicultural Festival is on next weekend (30th July).

Well, my Broncos, with two minutes left of the game, are winning by 24 points. Ya gotta be happy with that!

Nite all.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fine Tuning

Happy Hump day!!

I have nothing to share today.

I've had a big day full of exciting ideas and planning and my brain hurts, but I'm excited and happy! It's my time and I'm ready for the next step! Ha!

Keep watching this space.

Nite all. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Opportunity Knocks

I wish that I could spew forth all the exciting things that are tumbling around in my head right now, but all I can say is that something is in the works and I'll let you in on the secret in a couple of weeks.

I hope.


I just want to thank the universe for providing an opportunity like this and also for giving me this chance to leave the people reading my blog on tenterhooks wondering what the hell I'm talking about. hehehe

Last night, I climbed into bed at 7.30pm. I really felt dog tired after so few hours sleep the previous night ... because of the dog, and even though I was in bed that early, I expected that I would read or watch some Netflix for an hour or two before falling asleep.

How wrong I was!

Within 20 minutes, my eyelids were struggling to stay open, so I turned off all of my devices and settled down to sleep. I was asleep in an instant!

I woke needing to use the bathroom (as you do) and I looked at my watch to see that it was only 10.30pm and Adoring Husband was lying in bed watching TV. I thought to myself "Please fall back to sleep quickly." I was so worried that I would be awake for hours. But I hardly remember putting my head back on the pillow!

I slept for eleven hours!! Yet still I struggled to get to coffee on time lol.

There were four of us at coffee this morning and we were without The Blonde Bombshell, because she had organised a morning tea at her house - to which we were NOT invited - SO rude! She needs to make it up to us.

I would suggest providing some home made gluten free food for our next coffee date. Just sayin'.

The remainder of my morning and early afternoon was spent following up this opportunity, so I have nothing else to share there, BUT after I returned home I did some manifesting.

In a couple of weeks, I'm going to explain 'manifesting' in more detail.

There are some concepts that I believe in, almost immediately upon hearing about them. For example, without even experiencing it, my mind could understand and believe in the concepts of 'the placebo effect' and 'the power of positive thinking' and 'self fulfilling prophecies'.

One that I was doubtful or unsure of, was 'manifesting'.

However, I am always prepared to give the benefit of the doubt and I'll try just about any concept that's presented - because more often than not, I find that the concept ends up having substance.

So I will tell you all about the joys of manifesting soon.

I'm off to bed now, to get less than eleven hours sleep.

Nite all.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Droopy Eyes

Yay for Roger!!

I stayed up until well after 2am watching Roger Federer win the Wimbledon Final, followed by the trophy presentation and interviews afterwards. 

There would be no deep sleep for me, and even though Adoring Husband tended to her, Psychotic Dog number 3, Colli, became very uncomfortable during the night, with her ingrown claw and required regular and constant attention until we were able to reach the vet.

Needless to say, we are both feeling very tired this evening and are looking forward to an early night and catching up on some sleep.

Colli had her claw cut back, along with all of the claws on her feet. Her leg, where the claw had pierced the skin, is infected, so we've been given antibiotics for her, as well as pain killers.

She is much happier now and hopefully will also sleep soundly.

I finished grooming Colli before she visited the vet, so all of the dogs have clean faces now and it feels weird having six eyes following us around the room ... before this, it was just three hairy heads moving from left to right as we passed by!

My brain simply wasn't functioning well enough to focus on my website today, although I did listen to a couple of webinars and wrote up a rough draft of the 'Gratitude' post that I talked about yesterday. 

I sit here with very heavy eyelids and I'm wondering if I'll beat Adoring Husband to bed! I think I may!

I figure that this is appropriate for my day ...

Nite all.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Beyond Negativity

It's been a lovely lazy Sunday for us.

I groomed both Jack and Ruby, although I still have some of Ruby's claws to clip. I groomed half of Colli because she is very skittish with her ingrown dew claw and won't let me go near her legs or belly. Poor thing. Hopefully we'll get that all sorted this week.

So there really isn't anything to report for the day!

I found this video and am sharing it here because I'm going to base my blog post in Romance Your Life around it, next week. I found it very interesting!

This will trigger a 365 Grateful campaign on my Romance Your Life Facebook page as well!

I'm looking forward to watching the Men's Wimbledon Tennis Final tonight. It was disappointing to see Venus Williams lose her final last night and I'm hoping Roger Federer wins tonight.

I watched the last of the available episodes of The Ranch this morning, only to discover that the next season won't be released until DECEMBER!!!! Ugh!! The series ended on a real cliff hanger too. I hate that!

It's time to put the kids to bed and I will watch the tennis in bed myself.

Nite all