Sunday, October 6, 2013

My Birthday!

Yesterday was my milestone birthday of 40!  Yep, I turned an age where it ended in a zero and not worried about it.  Anyway, I had received a couple of parcels in the mail and they were from family and friends for my big day on Saturday... so I waited to open them yesterday.

I enjoy opening parcels - big ones - which I've been sent and have to wait for the right time to open... it's like waiting for Christmas.  Anyway, I thought to share with you guys what I scored.  My Bookcrossing Birthday Buddy - froggirlwendy - sent me a heavy box filled with some great stuff... and that included some books and a BIG COFFEE MUG so I can drink some great coffee or tea while I read... very cool, and not to mention good thinking!  The books I received are:  'Hello Darkness' by Sandra Brown, 'A Painted House' by John Grisham and 'The Dream Life of Sukhanov' by Olga Grushin.  And the main title I found wrapped up with my coffee mug and tea cannister was 'Joyland' by Stephen King!  How cool is that?  And here's a photo of my birthday pressie!

I had a great day with some friends coming over to hang out, listen to music, eat food and scoff into a home-made cake while we got into some serious drawing and sketching... a great day to turn 40!  Until my next post, happy reading!


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    1. Oh! I did! And some people don't know this, but I'm a Life Model, so I did that on my birthday and made myself some money... it was what I wanted to do on my birthday. We had a few good laughs... but it was such an exhausting day! I'm still cleaning up the balloons and have half a cakes to eat from the day! :)

    2. You're brave!! I'm not sure I could be a Life Model, whether posing nude in front of strangers or people (other than my husband, of course) I know.

      How did you decide to become a Life Model?

    3. One of my friends - who is an artist - asked me years ago to model for him. I didn't like myself very much, and said no. About 4 years later, he asked me again, begging me to be a part of an exhibition he wanted to put together; and I said yes (as I had begun liking myself a little more and gotten over some image issues).

      Now, it's a few more years later, I don't worry about what I look like, I'm 40 so doctors are starting look at me from all the strangest angles, so ya gotta ask yourself, what have you got to hide? Not much. :) It's not classed as a job, and Centrelink (our government funding agency for welfare) doesn't deem it as income and so doing Life Modeling is a way to make a little bit of money and I love to pose in challenging poses in costume... it's a lot of fun to make the artists laugh at what you wear (like funny hats or jewellery) too. And you can get paid between $35 - $100 for one night's work depending on how many people are there.

    4. Thank you for sharing your story. It sounds like you have fun with Life Modeling!