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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, January 22, 2018


I was awake bright and early this morning.

I was in the middle of a dream where our Happy Abode was in a giant warehouse and had grown to the size of a huge department store, which even included a pet section AND a grassy knoll in the corner of the warehouse where pet owners and their pets congregated to socialise ... although the pets just sat obediently in a line staring at their owners.

In the dream, I was walking through the building showing Jennifer Aniston what her job was going to entail as we hired her as one of our workers (no idea where that came from!). Meanwhile, The Motivator was berating some sales reps who had delivered poor quality products to our store!

All very strange.

It was 5.20am when I opened my eyes, so I jumped out of bed and into the shower to wash my hair before Adoring Husband arrived home from work.

By the time he came home, I had done enough that I could climb back into bed with my coffee and read until I was ready for the next stage of my morning.

Meditation morning at work meant that I had to leave here by 7am to get to work early enough to help The Motivator set up shop ready for our clients to arrive. Unfortunately, even though I had such an early start, I still didn't leave until 7.15am and The Motivator had already prepared everything!

It was another excellent meditation class with The Gypsy and there were two new ladies in our group this morning. I learn something new about myself every Monday morning and I love the 'after effects' of our group sessions.

We had a reasonably quiet, but steady day with customers and The Motivator had to leave just after lunch for an appointment so I was alone in the shop and The Gypsy left a bit earlier than usual because there was no appointment for the last spot of the day.

I feel like I didn't stop all day, but I can't think of a single thing that I did! Oh I did spend quite a bit of time with customers who wanted to buy a gift for somebody special and they couldn't quite decide. In the end, they were happy with their purchases.

It was after 3pm when the last customer left and that was when Adoring Husband walked in the door with a coffee in hand.  He helped close up the shop and took something to the Post Office for me and I was able to take my time riding home by visiting the beach and riding along the river path.

It's very quiet in town now, with all the tourists just about gone so it's peaceful around the water. Just a couple of weeks ago, the river bank was lined with people holding fishing rods, with groups of families picnicking or playing or swimming or boating or kayaking or paddle boarding or walking or any number of other activities. A couple of weeks ago, riding along the river path was slow going as I navigated my way through and around the hoards.

Today, the only person I passed on the path was a man on a mobility cart coming in the opposite direction.

As a resident, I love it when the holiday season is over. As a business owner, I am torn because the holiday makers are the icing on our cake.

Before I prepared dinner this afternoon, AH and I watched the second episode of the first season of 'Outlander' and we are really getting into it now.

Anyway, it's rapidly approaching 10pm and my early morning rises mean that I am getting tired earlier at night. I think I'm forming a new routine! It won't be long and I'll be awake early enough to catch the sunrise with my camera!

Enough of this frivolity.

Nite all.

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