This is my 100th (published) post. Go me! When I started this blog I had no idea what I was doing, little idea of what I would write about and zero expectation of anyone actually reading my posts.
I now have half an idea of what I am doing, 100 posts, a list of more faff to write, over 3000 page views and an "I can SO do this" attitude. Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my posts. You're ace!
Anyway, I was trying to think of something entertaining, moving, or attention-grabbing to be the subject of my 100th post. You know, a topic worthy of that milestone. Then I realised that today is my mum's 65th birthday! There's nothing more significant to me than dedicating this, my 100th blog post, to my mum.
So, about my mum...
- On her visits to my home, mum always puts herself to work. Whether that's helping with the gardening, the washing or cleaning the floors.
- Mum never comes to visit empty-handed. If it's not plants for my garden it's something for the house, or maybe it's just lunch. She's always generous like that.
- Mum never sends me home empty-handed. I've been known to leave her house with an open jar of peanut butter because she bought it, ate some and decided she shouldn't eat any more.
- Mum has helped me move house 13 times, always taking charge of the cleaning, kitchen-unpacking and bed-making. She deserves a medal.
- Mum will purchase an article of clothing because she thinks it will suit me. She's always right.
- Once when my cat spent a large sum of money at the vet, mum sent me a cheque to cover the bill. She loves that cat.
- Mum sends me random text messages, sometimes before they are finished. She makes me laugh. She laughs at herself.
- When mum makes up her mind about something, she follows through. Late last year she drove from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast, and back. All. By. Herself. The woman has guts.
- Mum's always on a diet, and she hides sweet treats from herself. (Yes mum, we know you do!)
- Mum gives me advice, but also accepts that in the end it is my decision. She is supportive like that.
- Upon becoming a grandmother at 42, she insisted on being called Nan rather than grandma. So people would think her name was Nancy.
- Mum is compassionate and kind, she will often be the one to check on or visit with an elderly or incapacitated neighbour.
- Through joys and hardships mum continues to 'roll with the punches', taking each day and every new challenge as it comes. She has a strength that still sometimes amazes me.
- Mum always believes in me, even when I don't believe in myself. I will always appreciate that.
- One day, mum will buy a winning lottery ticket. It's a numbers game and so after 40 years she's getting close to the winning one.
I love you mum. xx