Petty non-eventful this year. I was thinking this morning about what my parents & even grandparents had achieved by my current age. I'd already moved out of home & was at University by the time my Mum was my current age. Scary. I'm not sure I actually feel any "older" than back then. Hopefully I'm a little more mature & a heap wiser :0)
My grandfather had fought in a war & lived through an earlier one; built up a farm which my Dad later took over & had 3 kids amoungst other things. I feel like my generation is so more self involved. I had to stop & think about my achievements & how they stacked up in comparisson. I'm not sure I've quite measured up, but anyhoo.
My sis & niece sang me happy birthday & bunged a sparkler on a mini mud cake Friday night; Saturday night we caught up with our goddaughter who's 16th birthday was back in August & her little brother who's 8th was in September - we'd not seen either & the 8yo (the little shit) had been asking me on the phone everytime we spoke "where's my present". Their parents cooked a lovely dinner & organised a birthday cake for me which was very sweet.
On the actual day Plumbing Boy took me out for dinner & a movie - we saw Real Steel which was very cool. If I hadn't been in the cinema I think I would have been jumping up & down & cheering out loud!!! I had a great day (other than working) with lots of calls, FB messages, texts & emails wishing me a happy birthday (THANK YOU!!!)
This is what I got myself this year:
Somewhat tragic I know, but I love love love my clever new Vac. I'm calling us the dynamic duo: he's Batman & I'm Robin! And sadly yes, I've been vacuuming everything in sight!
Tonight I'm going out for dinner with some girlfriends - can't wait!
My calf is still not right. Tried a 20 minute run Tuesday & again on Thursday - tight & not at all happy. Dug out my bicycle though: it's had a flat tyre for ahem (2 years) which PB promised to fix, but hadn't gotten around to it. I asked our storeman to take a look & he whipped off the tyres & tubes in a couple of minutes & I bought new ones last night which will be installed today I hope (on the off chance I'll recover from tonight enought to go for a cycle tomorrow).
It's a sensational day in Melbourne today - I wish I could be out in it more, but I'm making do with tidying up the office today & filing or tossing all the crap that ends up on the floor in the showroom (so I can vac!) which gets me up from my desk & almost in the sunshine (where the bins live)!
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend wherever you are!
PS & a few pic's I forgot I had....
Me grandfinal day in the gong
Me at a lookout at the Gong....it was blowing a freaking gale hence the cranky facial expression! & below, same location view from the look out & the blowhole doin' it's thing.