Post Birthday- just a rambling post so don’t sweat it if you can’t relate.

Birthday’s are funny things, not in the falling on the floor wetting your pants funny, but the morning comes, you open your sleepy eyes to realise you are in fact another year older, of course you have known that for the last year as you have lived it, but on that morning you then can say you are ….. ok as in my case 58. Yes, I shudder at writing that figure. Β πŸ™‚

Yesterday, I got up showered and dressed for work (though I really think that we should incorporate ‘Birthdays’ as a public holiday). I went into the office to find a beautiful bunch of Β kale and hyacinths Β (see that’s showing my age by actually writing what they were) and not simply saying ‘flowers’. Down the track all I’ll be able to talk about is the weather 😦 you truly know you are getting old when that starts. (I am being light-hearted here)

We didn’t celebrate last night (going out on a Friday night at our age after being at work – well we wouldn’t last 5 minutes) as we went out to dinner tonight with friends. Mr. S (gawd love him) bought me an IPad, so that I am able to write in the great outdoors, instead of being inside all the time.

Today I had a ‘nervy’ day. I get like this now and then, when bottled up emotions or underlying stress issues raise to the surface and my body let’s me know that things are getting ugly. Β I had the shakes a little and was generally on edge, you know those days, you look at the housework that needs doing and you crack it with yourself because truly you couldn’t be bothered doing it, or the garden needs attention and everything seems a little out of depth.

I called in to see mum and dad, they gave me a card and $’s which is pretty much the norm for my presents from them of late (as they can’t get out of the house on their own anymore). I went in the afternoon to a ‘Spirit Circle’ event to hear my fellow fledgling mediums ‘connect’. Then back home and a 45 minute race to get ready, that was strip clothes, jump in shower, wash hair, blow dry hair, put face on, get dressed.

Then it was dinner out at an Italian Restaurant – there were 10 of us, 1st glass of champagne relaxed me a little as did the company. Entree was a dozen oysters mornay shared with a girlfriend. Mains – Β fillet beef with fresh cooked beetroot, wine jus and spinach and mushrooms. Red wine to accompany the meal, followed by a dessert shared again of creme brulee, cooked pineapple and home made passionfruit sorbet…. can I tell you how YUMMY that was.? It was YUMMY.

It’s now 1:14am. I am dressed in my Β jim-jams and my silly MAC is causing me grieve by not playing my Loreena CD (in fact it’s stuck and won’t eject) that’s a little issue I shall have to face tomorrow.

I posted Β ‘Running’ yesterday, I think people were being overly kind in their comments, for in truth I dislike it. I went to bed after I published it and was so tempted to get up and throw it into trash.

But erk I do not like it – it was jolty, without flow, it doesn’t sit right with me, but then you have commented and I feel lousy if I trash it now. So I’m just saying, yes I posted it, but it was possible the worst piece I have written, so I thank you for reading and being so kind. Β Previous pieces that I have done, I can spend so very little time on and strangely they are the ones I feel more comfortable with, the longer I spend and the more editing I do, it turns out rubbish in my eyes (I know not why). Us writers are such critical beasts.

I thank you if you have read my ramblings, I thank you all for your birthday wishes and your support in following me. I appreciate all my readers who have been with me since I commenced last year and to all my new followers.



Good night to you all




36 thoughts on “Post Birthday- just a rambling post so don’t sweat it if you can’t relate.

  1. Dear RM, firstly I would suggest you load your music onto your iPad and do away with the CDs.
    Secondly as one aging person to another be kind to yourself, the age clock doesn’t slow down nor does it lie so I find going along for the ride is the best I can do even when it means a night in with my feet in my uggs and fire on. Enjoy.

    • Thank you O – I shall take that on board and yes possibly a good idea, as I will need the music when I write outdoors πŸ™‚ Oh I’m taking it on board, I think after looking at the comments, my ‘sense of humour’ got lost in this post. Writing about the flowers and the weather was meant to be humorous, but I think it failed miserably. πŸ™‚

  2. I don’t think that is showing your age at all in writing what kind of flowers they were. Who gets kale and hyacinths on their birthday? Not me, that’s for sure! That had to be lovely! The dinner sounds very grand as well! Glad to hear you had a relaxing birthday Jen!

  3. Hey come on babe.. You are in your prime and people on the other side of the world love you.. We all get like that, I in fact can totally relate.. and at the end of the day what does a bit of dust and a few weeds matter? Tomorrow may be the day that you feel your whirlwind spirit….xx

    • I did the weeding – and some housework – my whirlwind arrived a little sooner than expected. Thank you honey, I feel that people may have thought I was spiralling – but I wasn’t, I was just having a little whinge – all is okay- but I thank you for caring. xx

  4. Jenny, you are so hard on yourself! lighten up a little,lol,. Age is to be enjoyed about to turn 66 myself and I know I think “how long left” on many occasions then I think of my Mum who is 94 and her Mum was in mid 80’s when she passed so I am hanging in there, As for housework I think the same as you I WANT to be lazy and let it go but with a tidy freak hubby I cannot! but we girls all feel the same it’s so repetitious, what we all need darl is a wife of our own! Chin up Jenny life is a strange beast! sending you hugs and kisses xxx

    • Pal, I think as you will see by my comments – it twas my sense of humour re the ageing – the flowers – the weather. I’m accepting the age thing lol as much as I can. Your mum is 94? How wonderful! I did do some housework today and also some weeding so all is right with the world. Thank you for the hugs & kisses and I return them to you. xxx

  5. I am “So Happy” you had a wonderful time with friends. Celebrating YOUR BIRTHDAY.

    Yes creatives tend to be very critical of themselves. So take it easy and let it go. If I could you can lol

    Big HUG from NH all the way to YOU

    • Thank you so much E – yes it was a lovely night. Hmm yes us creatives are critical at times and most of what I write I am okay with – it’s ok once and while for one to slip through that I am not happy with I guess. I have let go lol Thanks for the hugs from NH- have one back from Australia xx πŸ™‚

  6. I am sorry I was so pre-occupied this week with 2 days in bed in pain and Chloe’s 3rd Birthday I didn’t notice it was your Birthday.
    Remember age is just a number (Right?) πŸ™‚
    I am glad you relaxed and had a good time..
    I hope you had a good Birthday..


    • Oh shame on you BH (JOKING!) please someone see my humour – or perhaps I have to put a smiley face after everything I write. Yes age is just a number, but the count stops here πŸ˜‰ I had a lovely time thank you and for the birthday wishes, hope Chloe’s went well too! xx

      • Chloe had a ball Mumz..
        And I catch the humour..I am Scottish, Humour is my language, sometimes I feel I have to almost change the way I write as I have offended people as they read what I said wrong πŸ™‚

        We is good xx

      • Sometimes it can be head to read and truly understand a persons real thinking. I find it difficult sometimes. “Are they serious or joking” πŸ™‚
        I did a blog once,
        About changing my blog style, and in that blog I was having fun with it, some thought I was TRULY upset πŸ™‚
        I had to think “Maybe a smiley at the bottom next time”


      • My Dad has a farm, chickens, a horse, kinda his own small farm, he does it mainly for the kids as when we went to the Highlands before he moved it the Orkney Islands, it was a Farm feel, but he wasn’t a farmer he just kept a few farm animals. I was SO IDYLLIC after me and my Brothers and sisters and all the Grand kids went home, it was with a heavy heart as we were leaving Dad, but you do get used to living in the middle of nowhere very easy πŸ™‚ Nobody wanted to go back to the big City where there are Cars/Planes and people.. lol
        His nearest Neighbour was 10 Miles? or so away. It was just Amazing. So now when my kids are all growed up and I have the money (I hope) Dawn and I now want this. A house in the Highlands. It is something. All you can hear are birds and grass, lol… x

        Shaun x

  7. I’m not even 30 and I always list the specific flowers… when I know them… maybe it’s a precision thing and not an age thing? πŸ™‚ I also have those nervy days… less, since I gave up sugar, but they still strike me every once in awhile. πŸ™‚ Sounds like you had a yummy, pretty, loving birthday– yay!

  8. Bugger!! I missed your birthday! Okay, Happy Belayed Birthday, Mumsy!! πŸ™‚

    I adore brulee. Actually it all sounded yummy!! πŸ™‚

    Hugs to you. Paula xxxxxx

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