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 29, 2017

Solo Day

I spent three hours in bed this morning ordering some more jewellery to replace what I've sold in the last month.

Yes! That's how long it took to find everything that I needed.

In the middle of it, I made some breakfast and got my coffee and then climbed back in to continue my work.

I was using my iPad for this job and it ended up being a lesson in what NOT to do when ordering stock. When I pressed the 'buy now' button , my iPad froze.

After a frantic 5 minutes of trying everything to 'unfreeze', my only option was to close everything down. I assumed (and we all know what happens when you 'assume') that my shopping cart would remain full of the stock that I had selected, so that I could log back in and continue the process.

Alas, this was not meant to be.

When I logged back in, my shopping cart was completely empty!

At first I was devastated and there were quite a few swear words uttered, before I stopped and thought to myself 'everything happens for a reason - obviously this was not meant to happen right now'.

The lesson learned ... was to NOT use the iPad for work (until I get a new one!)

So I left my bed, got dressed, threw some washing in the machine and moved into my workspace.

By now, I was feeling a bit discombobulated ... and you all know what I'm like when that happens!

I opened a new 'to do' list notepad and decided to gather all my bits of paper with all the things that we have to do leading up to Tuesday and consolidate by putting the list together on one sheet of paper.

It took a while to find all of these pieces of paper and I got distracted a few times, until so much time had passed that my washing machine called me to come empty it. So I did that and threw in another load.

I made myself a drink and sat outside in the sunshine for 20 minutes, soaking up the vitamin D.

The sunshine sucked away all of my motivation!

The couch was calling my name! So I gathered all of my paperwork and moved to the couch.

I was still somewhat productive because I ordered some more jewellery, while watching my recordings of 'The Batchelor" - until Adoring Husband arrived home from his SES trip to Gin Gin.

We are heading to Childers tomorrow for the Multicultural Festival and we are leaving very early, so I'd best get some sleep.

Photos to come tomorrow.

Nite all.

Not a Lot

Today has been a real 'relax and rejuvenate' kind of day.

I sat up in bed this morning doing some work. I partially wrote a newsletter, watched 2 training videos, cleared some emails and played Words With Friends!

Adoring Husband brought my coffee and made some breakfast for me, which was lovely.

I think it was around 11.30am when I was ready to ride to the Post Office. I checked the mail and did a small grocery shop before returning home to make lunch for Adoring Husband.

I did a crispy skinned chicken with a tomato/cucumber/capsicum/pear/avocado salsa and I made up a big batch of fresh watermelon, strawberry and mint juice.

I cooked up a double batch of Hainan chicken and then put a some Osso Bucco in the slow cooker.

AH and I watched TV until it was time to get ready for the club.

The club was uneventful, with quite a few friends out of town. It was a nice surprise to have Tweedle Dee turn up but I forgot to say good night to her and I've spent half the night feeling like a neglectful friend! Ugh!

It's after midnight, so I'm off to bed.

Have a happy weekend!

Nite all.

Friday, July 28, 2017


I have had an amazing week.

The reason that it has felt amazing, is because I have shared some great conversations with like-minded people .. not just people who believe in good health and self care. People who understand exactly what's going in the world with big corporations, pharmaceutical companies, mining companies, banks and the food and medical industries. The media and their role in conditioning human beings. So, so much more.

It's always nice to meet people with similar mindsets because the conversations run deep and become passionate and inspiring. We hope that the future will bring changes for the better and that people will become enlightened with the realisation of all that is wrong in the world. The rebellious and wilful new generation will be the ones to fight the corruption and save the planet because they are the ones asking the right questions and seeing the corruption and conditioning for what it is.

They see the world through different eyes, they think outside the box and they don't take crap from anybody. They break the rules and they loosen or crack chains that have bound us and forced us to accept everything that is unfair and unjust in the world without question. They don't feel the same fear that we do and we will be relying on them in the years to come.

ANYWAY, my week has been full of these deep conversations and I feel blessed to have found so many 'thinkers' on the fringes of my small world! It gives me hope :)

I made some good sales today with my website and home business and it feels like the universe is taking very good care of me right now!

I also had coffee this morning with someone whose luck with her health started out disastrously last year and has moved into moderately successful and hopeful. While she is still going through treatment, her luck appears to be changing and her attitude is very positive. We had over an hour this morning chatting about everything from quitting smoking to building houses to changing friendships.

I squeezed in a couple of visits with The Motivator and enjoyed a drink, great conversation and business talk with a friend of hers who is qualified in all kinds of health modalities and is a very intelligent and knowledgable woman.

Tonight I watched a webinar on 'click funnels' and creating successful online businesses, which was for me, slow to get moving, but quite interesting by the end. The timing was fantastic, because it was just finishing as Adoring Husband pulled into the driveway from SES training night.

It's now just about to click over to midnight, so you know where I'm headed.

Nite all.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Signed and Sealed!

Signed the lease!

It's all about to happen!

Exciting times ahead!

We had a great time at the lady's lunch today. It was very loud for a lot of the time and the conversation was often incredibly animated.

The food was good, although the cooks obviously didn't understand the concept of gluten 'contamination' because the meat was all together on one plate, so the stuffing from the chicken contaminated the other meat on the plate. That was disappointing, but they did provide me with a plate of steamed vegetables separate from everyone else's baked vegetables.

They also provided a delicious gluten free dessert which looked a whole lot better than the regular dessert!

The service was very warm and friendly too.

Some of our ladies were wonderful walking advertisements for the jewellery that I sell and they looked fabulous!

A good time was had by all!

An early night again for me, because the dogs decided they needed to get up two times for a toilet break last night. It was not enjoyable climbing out of that warm bed to walk on the cold tiles, open the door to the cold breeze, wait for them to do their jobs and then get back into bed and warm up enough to relax into a deep sleep!

If they do it again tonight, I'm going to give Adoring Husband a dig in the ribs and he can get up to them!

The next couple of weeks are going to be FULL ON, and tomorrow will be the start of it all!

Wahoo!! *happy dance*

Nite all.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Here's To Us!!

Well, the landlord has approved our application and the lease has been issued, so all we have to do is sign it and deliver it to the real estate office tomorrow.

The Motivator and I are now business partners and as of 1st August, will take over the lease of our chosen commercial premises.

We have a fabulously perfect workspace in which to run workshops, courses and classes, sell our lovely wares, run our respective businesses and websites and a lovely area to relax and socialise with our friends and lovely community members.

The Motivator has already drawn up the floor plan, and with her skills, figured out the perfect design for the space, so now we get to furnish and decorate it to our liking.

We have many items on our 'to do' list before we even move in and one of my most important tasks is to create a 'Photography for Beginners' course! That's going to be an interesting little exercise and yet another huge learning curve ... seems to be the story of my life these days!

Anyway, I am ... that is ... WE ... are very excited about the opportunities that will present themselves over the coming months and we plan on putting our heart and soul into this venture.

Raise your glass and toast to our success!! Cheers to us!!

I'm looking forward to our lady's luncheon tomorrow, which will be Christmas in July at the Woodgate Pub and will involve a boat ride across the river. It should be a fun day.

All this excitement has worn me out and I'm off to bed for an early night!

Nite all.  

Monday, July 24, 2017

Birthday Girls

This morning, I had three, yes THREE parcels to pick up!

Some new shoes ...

... some snap jewellery bracelets, another bracelet, a couple of things to put away for birthday and Christmas gifts and a big catalogue of journal prices.

So that was fun!

After I got my second coffee for the day, I rode to the beach and sat in the sunshine for 30 minutes watching this ...

I posted this pic in a Facebook group that practices gratitude and wrote a little story about how grateful I was for this view and what it means to me.

Because the day was so beautiful, it was a slow and steady ride home.

After lunch, I spent a lot of time in my workspace but didn't seem to get a lot done. Obviously, my productivity relates totally to whether or not I write a 'to do' list!! That's a lesson I really need to learn and absorb!

I drew the winners of the Romance Your Life challenge and made two people very happy.

And speaking of 'happy' ...

Big fat happy birthdays to two special women in my life.

Happy birthday to Bubbles, my baby girl.

Happy birthday to The Motivator, my friend.

I spoke to Bubbles and I know all about her day - exhausting as it was - she had to work, but at least she got to spend the evening with Knight in Shining Armour and his family, where she was spoilt rotten - as usual!

I hope that The Motivator was equally spoilt by The Fisher King during their day together.

It's now the end of my day. I'm happy.

Nite all.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Gratitude Abounds

How amazing was today?

I love my friends. Old and New.

So much support and positivity wrapped up in one day and I feel so grateful and happy.

I didn't have to rush into the day, although with hindsight, I probably should have! I planned some easy snacks and figured slow and steady would do it for me, but with an hour to go, I realised that I had more than an hour of work remaining.

So that last part was a bit stressful.

It all got done in the end. The Margaritas went down a treat. Not all of the food was eaten. Lots of jewellery was bought. New friendships were made. Old friendships were strengthened. There were lots of laughs and I had a really good time.

Another bonus for the day was that I didn't have to cook dinner because Adoring Husband ate some of the leftovers from the party.

The biggest bonus of them all, was Adoring Husband cleaning up all that mess!!

I'm a lucky girl.

I'm also exhausted!

Nite all.