• Fundamentals for Fun at Fifty-Five

    1. Dare to try new things

    2. Say yes to opportunities

    3. Relax, smile, dance away your worries

    4. If not now, when?

    5. Just do it (you can analyze later)

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Funky Female Fun

#35 – Have some good times with my daughter

I probably need to preface this post by explaining the reason this item is on my Fun List. You see, my daughter (who is 26 now) has been living in Australia for the past two years. Before that, she was living in the UK, and before that she was travelling through Greece and then Eastern Europe.

Needless to say, I haven’t seen much of her in recent years (thank goodness for email and Skype!)

And I miss her. A lot.

So when she told me last November that she’d be coming home for three weeks in January, I was delighted. Mind you, I do have to share her with others. But I knew we’d get some time that was just for us. Like the old days.

And, last week, we had 2 whole days together of uninterrupted fun.

We’d made a list by email in advance of all the things we wanted to do together: lots of catching up, guacamole, wine, some favourite meals (her choice), maybe some crafts and definitely some movies. And we did it all!

We started with wine ...

Movie choices? All chick flicks, of course! Cairo Time (new to me, one that she said I HAD to see), a very subtle Canadian film with a powerful undercurrent of passion; and three favourites – The Jane Austen Book Club, Because I Said So, and Mamma Mia. If you know those movies, you’ll note they all have a mother-daughter theme in them.

... and munched on guacamole

She was craving snow and the weather cooperated with a pretty good blizzard one morning. She didn’t have a hat, so she wrapped her lime green pashmina shawl around her head like a turban. Combined with her orange coat, green mittens shaped like crocodiles (with bright red mouth and teeth) and her sleek black high-heeled boots, she made quite the fashion statement. Only my daughter could pull off that look –  and dare to wear it in public!

Ain't she fun, funky and fabulous?

That’s when I realized why I love hanging out with her. She’s bold, daring and mischievous and she makes me wonder what kind of hijinks we could get up to (under her influence)!

AND we laughed … until our faces and stomachs hurt, tears were running down our cheeks and we’d collapsed on the couch.

We bring out the silly side in each other and from there, fabulous fun is just a breath away!

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  • Julie Wise is …

    a writer, author (Dream BIGGER: Reclaiming a Life of Joy and Ease), life/relationship coach and an intuitive healer by day. By night, she dances flamenco, thrives on chocolate and good red wine (shiraz will do!) She secretly plots to change the world, one dream at a time.
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