Uta’s Diary

29 Aug

We are close to the end of August 2014. A lot has happened the past few weeks. The best thing that happened was our family reunion at Sussex Inlet. It was only for a weekend, but it was a great success. I already published several blogs about this beautiful weekend.

The weeks after, right up to today, we had much, much rain. There was hardly any sunshine. When the sun came out a bit, it felt rather warm. But the rest of the time we had to cope with rather cold temperatures. From 1st of September on we are supposed to have spring. I hope it is going to be much sunnier and warmer then. Yes, I am looking forward to September.

It is only about three more weeks till my 80th birthday. This is really a milestone, isn’t it? Maybe it is about time for me to learn to slow down at all times. I find it is so much better for my health if I do everything slowly. This includes the way I eat my food. I usually take a lot of care these days to chew my food slowly. And this includes very soft food too! I feel it is very good for me when I take the time to do this.

On Sunday, September 7th, it is Fathers’ Day in Australia. We expect some family visit on that day. Of course, we are looking forward to this. We are also looking forward to some addition to the family.

Last Monday we went to a funeral. Our granddaughters’ paternal grandmother had died after a long sickness. May she rest in peace. We knew her quite well. She always was a very friendly and very brave woman.

I am still thinking back a lot to that day when we had this lovely walk first through the bush and then along Bherwerre Beach. We were very lucky with the weather on that Saturday morning for we did have quite a bit of sunshine. The following morning some very wet kangaroos appeared at our camp. It was raining!

Here again some pictures from our holiday weekend in August.

On Sunday he did get to see some kangaroos.

On Sunday he did get to see some kangaroos.

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Little Lucas, soon you are going to have a little brother or sister!

Little Lucas, soon you are going to have a little brother or sister!

10 Responses to “Uta’s Diary”

  1. catterel August 29, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    It looks as if the kangaroos have come to see the humans in their cage – a kind of un-zoo! Great to be celebrating your 80th birthday and still getting so much enjoyment from life. I wish you a wonderful stress free celebration (let the others do the organising!). Hugs xx

    • auntyuta August 29, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

      “Let the others do the organising”. This is exactly right, Cat.
      Did you notice one of the kangaroos in the picture has a joey in her pouch? It was great fun watching the kangaroos! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Island Traveler August 29, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    Advance Happy Birthday my friend. I wish you all the love, joy, peace and great health. Family reunions no matter how short brings a sense of happiness and connectedness that we all need in our lives. Looks like little fella had a great time with the Kangaroos and the beach brought much fun and solitude to all. Family is everything and the older we get, the more we realized we need them close by our side whether from a 3 weeks vacation or a 3 days weekend get together. God bless and all the best to you and your family.

    • auntyuta August 29, 2014 at 7:40 pm #

      Many thanks, dear IT. I appreciate your comments very much. I wish you and your family all the best too.
      Aunty Uta ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. natswans August 30, 2014 at 8:25 pm #

    That is indeed a milestone Uta , wishing you happiness joy and good health.
    Kangaroos love them and their little Joey’s . Bet it was lovely for Lucas to see them visiting. Family gathering that is wonderful so happy for you.
    Enjoy your Birthday ,
    Hugs Sheila x

    • auntyuta August 31, 2014 at 8:56 am #

      Thanks, Sheila, thank you very much!
      Hugs
      Uta xx ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. rangewriter September 1, 2014 at 3:19 am #

    You are a wise woman. That and good luck account for you still being with us to share your wisdom. That part about eating more slowly and chewing your food really well struck home. I should focus on this practice. I’ve heard that it is a good way to inhibit the urge to over eat, which is a huge (no pun intended) problem for me.

    • auntyuta September 1, 2014 at 5:10 am #

      Thank you very much for your comment dear Linda. I think too that chewing slowing can help to overcome the urge to over eat. More often than not I end up with this urge because I like good tasting food so very much! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. aussieian2011 September 4, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

    A very happy eightieth birthday wish for you Uta, may you have a great day surrounded by loving friends and family.
    I turn 64 on the 8th, the same day Ana and I are heading of on an adventure to outback Australia.
    Kindest regards to you and Peter.
    Ian

    • auntyuta September 5, 2014 at 9:37 am #

      Thank you for your birthday wishes, dear Ian. Best Wishes for a Happy Fathers Day and for your Birthday!
      And enjoy your adventure trip with Ana.
      Love from Uta and Peter ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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