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!!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Day Seven of Chicklet Holiday

At about 1.30am, a little person came running into my bedroom, made a flying leap onto the bed, curled up in a ball on top of me and didn't move. I asked her what was wrong, but she was sound asleep and didn't respond.

I somehow manoeuvred my way out from under her and took her back to bed. I turned on her sleep meditation ap and lay beside her for twenty minutes. It only took two minutes for her to appear to be sleeping but I waited, to be sure, and then returned to my own bed.

She didn't remember anything this morning and we laughed about it.

Between Adoring Husband snoring like a freight train (a recent phenomenon), the psychotic dogs needing to pee during the night and Chicklet making special and unexpected appearances some nights (not every night), my sleep habits are copping a beating.

This makes me cranky and moody and poor Adoring Husband is copping the brunt of it. He has big shoulders and will be my punching bag for the remaining three weeks ... especially since he is contributing to my sleeplessness.

Having said that, he has been very helpful by keeping Chicklet occupied in the mornings, making her breakfast of fruit and toast and spending time with her while I catch an extra hour of Zzzzs.

This morning Chicklet and I spent an hour in bed playing the dragon ap. We got up, got dressed, did some washing, made her bed and went into the outdoor area to paint some pieces of dinosaur which will be put together as a standing dinosaur skeleton tomorrow.

It was time for me to get ready for work, so I gave her some strawberries to eat for lunch while I got dressed.

She decided that she wanted to come to the shop with me, so I packaged up some apple, grapes, carrot sticks and smoothie to take with us. The smoothie has baby spinach, cucumber, celery, broccoli, apple, pineapple, banana, coconut milk, water and a drizzle of maple syrup. Vegetables that she doesn't even know she's getting.

While we were at the shop, she did a very large drawing on a sheet of purple cardboard of a scene from the dragon ap that we've been playing. I set her up at a little table in the training room and she ate her food while she worked on her art.

After that, she came into the shop area to help me unpack some snap jewellery and put some snap buttons into a display sheet. She used her little fingers to open up some tiny snap lock bags so that I could display some new buttons.

She waited very patiently while I answered a phone call that took forever to finish.

Adoring Husband arrived right on time to take us home and brought all of our paraphernalia inside so that I could close the shop.

The phone call really set me back with where I was up to, so I didn't finish my work time very satisfactorily.

AH was supposed to go to SES training tonight, so I went straight into the kitchen to make an early dinner for him before he left. A pointless exercise, because he didn't end up going anyway. That wasn't very annoying at all *insert sarcastic tone here*.

Chicklet and I played another hour of the dragon ap before, bath time, cuddle time and sleep time.

We had a problem with her iPad not charging and I think her charger might be faulty, because it charges on all the other cords in the house. Her iPad was flat and she needs her guided meditation to fall asleep, so I ended up having to buy the ap and put it onto my iPad so that she could fall asleep tonight.

I'll be trying for an early night and will hopefully get some solid sleep tonight.

I'll also be working for the last 90 minutes of our opening hours at the shop tomorrow.

I didn't take any photos today but I thought this was pretty funny ...

Nite all.

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