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Friday, November 22, 2013


Getting Older

Getting Older

Last week was really something:  epidurals, steroid boosters, spider bites that led to what was determined a “critical infection”, our son-in-law had another angiogram (this one with a better outcome) and then I had several deadlines to meet.


With all of that, I forgot that it was my birthday.  It’s official, at the beginning of this week I am now closer to 60 than 50.




I also realized that I have now been an official Arizonan for a year.  This means that it’s almost been a year since my near death experience that is still in “battle” mode.


There have been some great parts of this year:  Adam and Sam found our itty-bitty puppy Lucky.  Steve, Pepper and I just love that 6 pound sweetheart.  Took Pepper 5 weeks, but now he hates to see her getting hooked up for a walk and greets her upon our return.  We took our 32nd anniversary on a cruise with Sarah and family.  


The cruise wasn’t exactly as romantic as our other anniversary cruises, but we loved seeing the ports through the eyes of our older grandsons.


Speaking of grandsons-Adam and Sam gave us the most wonderful 3rd one that any set of grandparents could possibly want!  Born at 9 lbs. 5 oz., Jackson grew over 4” and 4 lbs. during the first 2 months of life and by 3 months-our strong boy had already mastered rolling both from back to front and front to back!


Tell me he isn’t brilliant-I dare you!


Dylan graduated kindergarten, Aidan entered kindergarten.  Both boys are learning Chinese.  Too bad their homework is on the computer and grandma can’t figure out how to get to the right lesson!


We’ve made some friends!  I now know the woman next door too.  Turns out she’s a free-lance writer as well.

I had to get a new car.  Totally out of character for me-I chose dark cherry red instead of tungsten and instead of a cute little hatchback-I went with a medium sedan.  It’s still not my beloved 10 year old PT cruiser, but honestly I love it.

Pain aside, I’m walking, I’m talking and obviously-I’m ranting.  And with that, I’m making this week a bit short.  All in all, not bad for a 56 year old.


Speaking of the positive things in life-Thanksgiving is here and I hope that all of you have a Healthy and Happy one.  I think we all deserve it.

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