Roll With The Punches

Sometimes things just don’t go to plan. Unexpected and unavoidable things crop up which can throw a spanner in the works.

Things I did not expect that have altered my house renovation plans this year.

I did not expect my father to pass and a great deal of my time allocated to sorting out his estate.

I did not expect to have tennis elbow so badly I have been unable to finish off painting. I was also planning on taking some refresher motorbike riding courses over the past few months but I can’t grip the brake or manoeuvre the handlebar.

I did not expect my mother to be recently diagnosed with breast cancer so all plans have been put on the back burner whilst I move her into my home and care for her.

So what does one do when the shit hits the fan?  Go to the beach of course. I took off to the Gold Coast for a few days to get my head around things.

Coolangatta 4

Golden hour 4


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14 Responses to Roll With The Punches

  1. Some bad things happening, but you are taking it the right way. Moving on with getting things done and even taking time off to get your head around it all. All wise moves. Take it easy with yourself.

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  3. Alive and Trekking says:

    That’s a lot to deal with, damn! Wishing you lots of strength and visits to the beautiful beach to hopefully unwind a little.


  4. Rainee says:

    That is a lot of tough stuff to take on board in a short space of time. Hang in there!
    Great photos 🙂


  5. scifihammy says:

    Sorry to hear all this. I don’t know why things all happen at once, but you sound like you’ll deal with it all and I’m glad you took some time to yourself to readjust. Good Luck 🙂


    • Thanks scifihammy, Yes, it’s as if the universe is saying, ‘while your about it, here you go, you may as well deal with this bag of stuff.” I am grateful though because others in this world are dealing with much worse situations 🙂

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  6. disperser says:

    Well, crap! I can’t like the news, but I do like the attitude and the photos. Hope things resolve themselves as best as one can hope.

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    • Thank you so much for your kind comments. Yes, crap pretty much sums it up. What will be will be and all I can do is do my best. Good always comes with bad and there will be a positive to focus on and keep me strong. In the meantime, until I can find that positive, a favourite saying of mine is… suck it up buttercup and focus on the things (in my case, the beach) that makes you happy 🙂

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