The year of WTF

My friend Sue tagged me on very timely inspirational quote yesterday. It said: “A strong woman never gives up. She might need an extra coffee, a good cry or a day in bed but she will always come back stronger.” I am a strong woman, so I will put my faith in that, wipe my […]

That’s inspirational

The readers at my current contracting gig love an inspirational quote, so I spend a lot of time searching around for ones that will tickle their fancy. I still haven’t managed to top this one, which went through the roof the week before I started: “It’s OK if you fall apart sometimes … tacos fall […]

That one’s a mystery

I only have myself to blame for the crazy that I’ve injected into my Tuesday nights. I agreed to let the youngest play in a netball competition on the Northern Beaches. We never know until the Tuesday morning what time the match will be. The first two Tuesdays were OK because they were early ones […]

Dousing my deprivation

Yesterday was a bit mad, with an added Twilight Zone edge to it because I was so sleep deprived. After scheduling stories about menopause and belly fat during the day, I went home and ate some duck fat for dinner. The youngest isn’t with us on Monday nights, so we get to eat things with […]

Another crossroad

I can’t believe it’s the first day of autumn. DD and I went for a swim at Bilgola yesterday and it was absolutely gorgeous – beautiful blue sky, warm water, great waves. DD declared it the swim of the season. I was worried when we arrived because there were big bluebottle warning signs everywhere, but […]

Not my type

I don’t understand why men are so caught up with what their “type” is when it comes to women. I heard Jonesy and Amanda talking about it on the radio yesterday and my ears pricked up. They were discussing their former workmate, Bryce Ruthven, who is currently starring on Married at First Sight. Apparently he […]

Things I’m loving

My life isn’t all rage walking and navel gazing. There are lots of things I’m loving at the moment. Like my new shower recess … It’s in a tiny little laundry room and is simply tiled in Bunnings cheapies, but I feel so luxe when I’m standing under that shower head every morning. And my […]

The opposite of an elephant

I’m a bit like the opposite of an elephant, I always forget. It means I have trouble staying angry at people about specific things for very long because my mind can’t hold onto the reason for the feeling. Instead it goldfishes its way through menopausal life being furious about something new every few moments. DD […]

Rage walking

I did a lot of rage walking over the weekend. Lovely things happened too – for example, DD built my second wardrobe and I took him out for a cheap and cheerful Vietnamese dinner to say thank you – but the rage walking was very therapeutic. I am approaching 53 next month and while the […]

Drinks with Al: pretty pink stuff

Did you sip something pink for Valentine’s Day last weekend? You’re not alone. Rosé has been the fastest growing varietal in Australia for the last five years and continues to outpace the rest of the wine category.  DD and I love drinking Rosé together on a Sunday afternoon, regardless of the date. We opened a […]