Tuesday, 22 January 2013

50!

That's it, I'm officially fifty years young! And it's officially bloody freezing . . . Although, not as cold as the night of January 22nd 1963 which, apparently, was one of the coldest nights on record during the 1900's





I couldn't access my own Blog for most of the day until Geekster came in from school and fixed it for me . . . something to do with the IP address? It made no sense to me but I can, at least, sign in and write a quick post to mark my Birthday. I still can't bring my snow photos over to the Blog from my photo files . . . I have no idea where the "browse" option has disappeared to. Geekster says he will check it out when he gets back from youth club. I can, however, put a photo on here from the web cam so here we are, or here I am . . . I save the gas to have the heating on when the kids are home. When I'm alone, I'm quite happy to stay wrapped up. The price of gas has risen hideously this year.

So . . . I'm not going to look back on how much, or how little, progress I've made in the sixteen months leading up to today  . . . Instead, I'm going to look forward to the future. I'm feeling quite optimistic on the whole. I'm feeling like I might be about to tap into my creative self some time soon. Yes.

What else? Not a lot really. I'm more pleased than ever that I began and continued with this Blog and I know I've said it before but thanks for being here with me. Really.

Hey, I just checked to see if the browse option had re-appeared . . . No, it hasn't, it's been replaced with a choose files option, Way Hay!! at last. I'll go and fetch a "couple" of pictures of the river, taken on my walk back from school this morning. Love to all x x














42 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pics...and the snow is pretty too!

    Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday my blogging friend...Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuu!!!

    And for the coming year and forever more I wish you shanti (peace).

    Sherry

    (PS - you really do look adorable in that hat.)

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    1. Thanks Sherry, Bro got me the hat for Christmas and I was a bit too self conscious to go out in it . . . until it hit minus 5 and I haven't taken it off since! I forget it's even there.
      Saw therapist yesterday, will post later (and catch up on blogs). I'm learning so much from her.
      Love to you Sherry x x

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    2. Saya sangat bersyukur atas rahmat yg diberikan kepada saya dibulan ini karna alhamdulillah melalui MBAH RAWA GUMPALA saya sekaran sudah bisa sukses atas nomor yg diberikan kepada saya dan saya yg dulunya cuma seorang TKW dari singapur yg gajinya tidak pernah mencukupi kebutuhan keluarga saya dikampun dan alhamdulillah berkat bantuan MBAH RAWA GUMPALA kini saya sudah bisa pulang kampun,saya bersama keluarga dikampun sudah punya usaha sendiri dan saya tidak pernah menyanka kalau saya bisah seperti ini,jika anda ingin seperti saya silahkan hubungi MBAH RAWA GUMPALA di nomor 085-316-106-111...karna alhamdulillah saya menan nomor togel dari MBAH dan kalau uang indonesia 750 juta,,ini bukan rekayasa dari saya dari IBU RISKA.untuk lebih lenkapnya silahkan buka SITUS MBAH RAWA GUMPALA












      Saya sangat bersyukur atas rahmat yg diberikan kepada saya dibulan ini karna alhamdulillah melalui MBAH RAWA GUMPALA saya sekaran sudah bisa sukses atas nomor yg diberikan kepada saya dan saya yg dulunya cuma seorang TKW dari singapur yg gajinya tidak pernah mencukupi kebutuhan keluarga saya dikampun dan alhamdulillah berkat bantuan MBAH RAWA GUMALA kini saya sudah bisa pulang kampun,saya bersama keluarga dikampun sudah punya usaha sendiri dan saya tidak pernah menyanka kalau saya bisah seperti ini,jika anda ingin seperti saya silahkan hubungi MBAH RAWA GUMPALA di nomor 085-316-106-111...karna alhamdulillah saya menan nomor togel dari MBAH dan kalau uang indonesia 750 juta,,ini bukan rekayasa dari saya dari IBU RISKA.untuk lebih lenkapnya silahkan buka SITUS MBAH RAWA GUMPALA

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  2. Happy birthday! Peace and blessings to you in the year to come.

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    1. Thanks, I'm pleased to see you still here x

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  3. Happy Birthday!!!!!
    You look adorable in the pix and much younger then 50.You should feel optimistic you are beautiful and smart and artistic and a wonderful mother.
    Heres to a great new year for the birthday girl and all of usXoXo

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    1. Thanks Bev . . Black and white photos are more flattering, I find . . . Probably because the greyish skin tone of an addict doesn't look good in colour ;-)
      But I have much to be thankful for and much to look forward to. Thanks for being here Bev, I hope you have settled back into routine and peace of mind, with love x x

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  4. you are gorgeous, and nowhere near looking like 50. Whatever you have done in your life has obviously not affected your youthful good looks!!!
    How right you are to look to the future and all the good things life has in store for you this year.xx
    Kia Kaha my friend. Now start saving your pennies for that trip away, surely within the next 5 years!?!
    Laura

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    1. Ah Bless you Laura. Notice I kept my teeth hidden? I have a theory that numbing emotions/feelings reduces wrinkles (kind of a botox effect of the face hardly moving).
      I learnt some very interesting stuff at therapy yesterday, hopefully I'll get time to post later . . . It seems I am an "expert avoider" which makes sense.
      Just spending my Birthday money on Ebay, on myself!! I just bid on some beautiful Ugg clog boots, among other things . . . I hope I win the auction.
      I'd love to think I could do that within the next five years Laura. I need to stay on this ladder and leave fear on the floor, where it belongs.
      Love and thanks to you x x

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  5. Happy Birthday! (belated)
    Very pretty photos. Your trapper hat is nicer than mine -but I went for plaid. If I look bad in hats - might as well go for realbad.

    So is the whole world in a cold spell? Do we have an ice age coming? I was looking forward to global warming.

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    1. Hi Jeannie, It took me a good few weeks before I dared venture out in it . . . and then it was more to do with the temperature than "bravery". We have more snow forecast this evening, so I won't be taking it off yet.
      I'm missing you and your Blog and Dexter, Macy, photos and paintings . . . Have you moved and I've lost you, or are you not blogging?
      Hope all is good with you and your family, with love x x

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  6. Happy Birthday, dear Bugs! I hope your very special day marks a truly special year!

    Sending lots of love and hugs,

    Summer

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    1. Thanks Summer, I have a feeling this year could be special, I hope I'm right.
      Thanks for being here, with love x x

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  7. Happy birthday! 50 is not that bad , I've survived it four times already. I hope you have a wonderful day!

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    1. Hi Sheri . . . So far, so good. I'm loving my therapist and have learnt some interesting stuff this week, regarding fear and phobias . . I hope to post later. Thanks for being here x

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  8. Happy birthday woman. If attitude is everything, you're going to have a wonderful decade. Your pictures are terrific. I'm glad you figured it out so that you could share them.

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    1. Thanks Ms Moon, The sledging photos didn't come out well but more snow is on the way this evening so hopefully we'll get another chance.
      I think this year could see some positive changes.
      Love sent to you x

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    1. Thanks John,
      That's on a good day in black and white! . . My Dr asked me the other day if my daughter was my Grandaughter!! . . . That was obviously a bad day in technicolour!
      Love to you John x

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  10. Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Bugalugs. Happy birthday to you xxxxxx (super-cute pic).

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    1. Thanks Mrs D,
      And thanks for still being here, much love to you x x

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  11. Birthday greetings & wishes, have a good'un mate XX

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    1. Cheers Karl, Looking forward to your next post . . .? hope life is good, with love x x

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  12. We must have close bdays, mine was last week on the 15th.
    Hope it was a goodun for you.

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    1. Hi Kim, That's the same day as Hamper G's Dad. Most of my family's birthdays are between Christmas and March . . . An expensive few months.
      Hope things are going well for you Kim. I'll check your Blog after this as it sometimes hides updates. Love to you x

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  13. Happy birthday! !!

    My Mum used go on about that winter as I was babe in arms she said we had snow from Christmas to Easter!

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    1. Thanks Graham, Yes, apparently, it was the coldest winter on record (?) I have some photos somewhere of me in the pram in the snow . . . They'll be black and white too ;-)
      Hope life is good for you and family x x

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  14. Lovey! Happy Birthday! You look beautiful! I'm so glad I didn't miss this post =)

    I'm also grateful you were able to post your pictures, they are fabulous! We just had a dusting of snow move through and I have to admit, I was one of the people snapping away with my cell phone it's been so long since I've seen a snowflake!

    Happy Birthday, Lovey!!!

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    1. Hi Lovey, I'm glad you didn't miss it either, thanks ;-)
      I was thinking of you and Deven yesterday on my way back from therapy . . . I learned a lot of interesting facts about fear . . . and how to deal with it. I'll try and write a post later.
      This therapist has given me a lot of hope (and homework!). I often think of how much hard work you have put into making progress and keeping your relationship alive and healthy. A true inspiration Lovey, take care, with love and thanks x x x

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  15. Bugs, sorry to have missed your birthday! But glad that I can wish you a belated one. And besides, maybe you need to celebrate all week!
    Your photos are really nice. It does look cold though!

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    1. Thanks Syd! I doubt you'll be back after so long to check for a reply . . . but Thanks anyway x x

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  16. Hope you haven't frozen to death in that snow!!!

    Laura

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    1. O, Just seen this too! sorry Laura, I've replied further down x x

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  17. Hey Bugerlugs...Happy belated Birthday!!! You look great! I thought of you today and thought I'd check in. I hope all is well with you and the family. Sending love and warm thoughts...

    xx...jj

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    1. Hey JJ, Good to see you here. Guess what? I thought of you yesterday. Our new pharmacist looks like you! and I got to thinking about you and your little man, and your other man, and Smokey!
      It's funny isn't it, how small things in life happen to make us remember someone.
      You wrote this on the 7th . . . that's a week ago! I hope you find this reply. I'm so sorry, I haven't been here. Love sent to you and yours x x x

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  18. Congratulation on the half-century!

    Your photos look very professional indeed.

    Sorry I haven't been in touch. Been moving house. PERMANENT ACCOMMODATION! WOW!!!

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    1. Hi Gledwood, No worries, I've not been here much recently. I have been to yours though, and kept up with all the good news, I'm very happy for you. I'm back now, I hope x

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  19. Getting worried about you now , girlfriend! I really hope you are just too busy, or have had technical diificulties. Just a quick word will do... Or e-mail me at kiwigirl0310@gmail.com.

    Laura

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    1. O Laura, I've only just seen this . . . I've posted now. I've been avoiding my own Blog! I'm so sorry. I've not been too busy, I've been in a bit of a pit. I just couldn't face coming here. I've always been honest here and I felt if I couldn't be honest, then best not be here. I'm so sorry that I didn't come here and check for comments, I just didn't think.
      I absolutley promise that if this happens again, I will E mail you.
      Thanks for caring Laura, it means a lot to me. Have to go get Hamper's lunch as she has waited patiently (sort of) whilst I posted.
      I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. Sending you heaps of love on Valentine's Day, Di x x x

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  20. Happy Birthday youngster, lol. I hope this is the beginning of a wonderful year. I, too, have had trouble accessing my blog, so I just created another one with the same name. I can't imagine trying to prove who you are on your own damn birth certificate. That would make me crazy. Again, Happy Birthday!

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