I sit on the couch listening to the soft snore of my husband as he sleeps beside me. We have returned this morning from one of “those” procedures where the patient needs a driver. Those procedures come more often as we get older. My spouse and I are 62 and 59, and I am just beginning to realize that we are growing old together. Each … Continue reading On Growing Old Together-
Here are twenty pieces of advice for twenty-somethings that I learned in my twenties; they have served me well over a lifetime thus far. Appreciate your parents. Tell them you love them. Relationships end and/ or change in your thirties, if they haven’t already. You are not promised your parents forever. Get educated early in life. Very few jobs require only a high school diploma. … Continue reading Twenty Twenty
I just read an article on the net about a woman who had twins at 60. No, she wasn’t a surrogate for someone else. She had twins for herself at the age of 60. She had two children that were in their 30’s, another child that she’d had at the age of 53, and then twins at 60. When she wrote the article her twins … Continue reading Twins at 60
I have a number of recurring dreams. Some of them are very common. One of them is any number of variations of where I just stop going to history or math or physics without officially withdrawing….I get an F for the course and I scramble around frantically to see if I can fix it. Twenty plus years after I graduated with a Ph.D. I still dream I haven’t finished my … Continue reading Bearded Lady
It’s no secret that I had cosmetic surgery over the Christmas holidays. I look significantly younger, so it’s hard to hide the change….and who wants to anyway? I didn’t tell my son and his family prior to the surgery. I had scheduled it seven months earlier and didn’t want them to worry about the surgery or my recovery. So when he and my four-year-old granddaughter … Continue reading Face Lift
I grew up during the Cold War. Some of you might remember the Civil Defense yellow and black signs that identified the location of nuclear fallout shelters. We had emergency drills much like fire and severe weather drills. If you think about, it was really a weird time. But it didn’t seem strange to us back then; it was just life in the 60’s. We had … Continue reading Cold War
We all have baggage that we carry around. But unlike at the airport, we can’t just check it. We can stuff it under the seat in front of us or put it in the overhead bin, but it’s still ours. We own it. Sometimes, if we aren’t careful, our baggage becomes the ‘elephant in the room.’ If you aren’t familiar with that idiom it means “some fact of … Continue reading Carry-on baggage
Living in the moment becomes more important the older one gets. My 4-year-old granddaughter is teaching me that. She is playing t-ball for the first time this year. The other day I went to her practice. When I arrived she was “in the circle” standing just behind the “pitcher.” If you know t-ball then you know that the coaches actually do the pitching and the … Continue reading Play Ball!