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Monday, June 23, 2008

A moment in time.

Now this post has nothing to do with the mess that everyone has left behind when fighting for the last of the birthday cake crumbs. Although, I must admit, this place did need a thorough spring clean afterwards. I had to scrape bits of icing off the walls and those chocolates that someone had hidden in order to come back for more later when nobody was looking, had melted into the sofa cushions leaving a rather suspect stickiness on one corner.

Anyway, as I said, this is not a cleaning post. I am not lamenting my 'lot' as a domestic (slave) goddess. No, this post is a celebration!

What am I celebrating? My 103rd post! I know, I know, it's more traditional to celebrate your 100th post and I really wanted to but, you see, over the weekend, during my excitement over my birthday celebrations, I totally missed it! How could I have missed my 100th post?! I've been watching the counter for days (yes I have a very fulfilling life, thank you) and I realised it was getting closer, and then all of a sudden, it had gone, without a by-your-leave, never to return again. Bugger! It's a bit like the mileage counter on the car; it's just about to reach an interesting number, like 454545 or something, and you want to catch it right on that number. So you try to concentrate on it (watching the road at the same time of course) and all of a sudden you realise that you've drifted off and it now says 454546. And that's it, never again. A moment in time never to be repeated!

It happens allot now I come to think of it. All those moments in life that we look forward to and treasure, we have them, live them for a second, then they're gone and you can try to recreate them, but it can never be exactly the same ever again!

So, a lesson to myself, beware! Things sneak up on you slowly and then run past in a tricksey sort of way just to catch you out! We're so busy looking forward to the future, we forget to enjoy the present!

Here it is then, my freshly conquered 103rd. Fully odor counteracted (see photo), now in fresh cherry fragrance! Thanks for visiting over the last 103, and if you haven't been around much recently, come back soon because it can get boring here without you. (You know who you are!)

Live for the moment!


Maggie May said...

Happy 103rd! Do you know, I have never really thought how many posts I have done. I will have to check! You post every day so you will have done more I think!

scargosun said...

Bah! I am so far behind after beging without internet access. I need to catch up. Hope your B-day was wonderful and I'll be back as soon as I can breathe!

Alaina said...

Happy belated birthday!

I almost missed my 100th too... caught it just in the nick of time.

I do the same thing with mileage on my car. I actually just caught my 70,000. First I can't believe I have 70,000 on my car... and second... it was only because I was pulling into my driveway that I actually caught it... and was able to take a picture with my phone. It makes a cool background.

Dragonstar said...

Excellent advice!
Sorry I missed your birthday - it was obviously a good one. Next year maybe. And I'll come early before all the chockies have gone!

Liz said...

Yes, I have one of thsoe fulfilling lives too.

Congrats and here's to the next 103. Do we get cake?

Suburbia said...

Liz, didn't you get any birthday cake?!

Sandpiper said...

Congratulations on your milestone post! I wouldn't mind some of that birthday cake!

Rose said...

Congratulations! Everybody celebrates their 100th birthday or anniversary or whatever (well, come to think of it, not that many do, do they?), but a 103rd is truly original.
That Fresh Conqueror stuff looks pretty powerful: where can I buy some??

Lindsay said...

Am fairly new to blogging but did not realise there was a little number in the corner. However it is quite nice being "younger" when I am definitely one of the oldest!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Hi, I really enjoyed this post. The way I've been feeling lately could very much relate to between the lines of your words. Time won't ever stand still, however much we would like it to. Wouldn't it be amazing if we could bottle up the best moments and replay them whenever we felt down?

Happy 103rd post! And a belated happy 100th post that you will never get back but neither will we be teenagers again! Then again, would you really want to be?!

Great post and great blog.
Crystal xx

girl with the mask said...

Happy 103rd Suburbia! What an achievement!

Dori said...

Happy 103! You don't look a day over 100!!

Funny--I've been checking my counter as well. :D Odd, the things we look forward to!

starnitesky said...

Congrats on 103! Looking forward to the next 103!

Suburbia said...

Thanks Maggie, and nice to see you back Scargosun.

Alaina, congratulations on catching it!!

Sorry they're all gone Dragonstar. Although there's a squashed one still lurking in my handbag somewhere but it's a bit fluffy.

Liz you're insatiable!

Hi Sandpiper, Rose and Lindsay.

Suburbia said...

Welcome Crystal, no I wouldn't want to be a teenager again, not unless I could keep the things I know now!

Thanks GWTM and Starnitesky

Dori, it's a sad life whan you bother with counters and things isn't it?! Glad I 'm not the only one though.

Working mum said...

It's so predictable, celebrating 100, isn't it? But celebrating 103 is truly unique (a prime post, you could say)!


Here's to your 257th!