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Diary of a "woman of a certain age"

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 - the following is what actually happened this morning to me. Can you relate?

OK... so first day that I have actually slept over 5 hours. Yeah!!! This "of a certain age" is tough some days. So I got up intending to work out for an hour... no major workout for a few days. Did snowshoe on Friday with the kids- was a blast! Anyway, I went to find my Little House in the Big Woods book to read while on the stationary bike - love to read while working out. Anyway, can't find the book. Had looked last night to no avail. Got angry at poor Jim, knowing he had put it somewhere right? Went looking in the guest / craft room. No book, but saw the material I am using to make something for my Bible Study friends. Ooh... where's that ribbon I'll need for those? Went downstairs, maybe it's by the gift wrap and maybe the book series is down there. No ribbon, no books but I did spot a Christmas angel and a wall plaque I'd like to hang in the office. Grab them. Go upstairs to office and hang plaque. Now where is that ribbon? Started looking for ribbon. Then I thought, those books have got to be on the bookshelf in the living room. Looked again. No books. Maybe the books are in the guest room where I have Christmas presents? No books. See the material again. Where are those ribbons? Look again. Oh drat it's 7 am. And I need to work out. But I need to read that book... I'm taking a class online about Laura Ingalls Wilder... interesting class. Maybe more than I really want to know about who she and her daughter Rose are, since they really were such private people. So I go to the computer. Oh I need to cut out card stock for thank you notes for my Sunday School class today. Did that. Where are those books? Got my work out clothes on. Went downstairs for water to drink while working out. Looked at bookshelf one last time. I say outloud to myself, "where are those books? They should be right here or ... here" as I point to THE BOOKS on the very top shelf. There they are!!! Go upstairs to work out but now it's 7:35 am. Jim wakes up and I tell him the story and say that I should put this on FaceBook because it is LIFE for woman "of a certain age". Now there is no time to work out. Hopefully we can go snowshoeing this afternoon after church. But I still need to find those ribbons.....

  
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BETZYGIRL 12/1/2014 3:25PM

    Love your blog! emoticon Hmmmm - maybe it struck home so much because I passed another age milestone yesterday! As I told my nephew, I'm not saying how old I am, but Medicare is starting to send me letters emoticon .

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SJKENT1 11/30/2014 11:31PM

    Thank you for your kind comments and camaraderie. Yes I too have struggled with memory issues since a child, but now we join with all women as we age oh so gracefully and with style. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOM-MOM8 11/30/2014 2:27PM

    emoticon Definitely sounds like me! Some days are worse than others. emoticon I know you will find the ribbons.....hopefully before you buy more to complete your project. emoticon

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JENROSE1973 11/30/2014 9:31AM

    Sorry sweetie but I don't think its an "age thing." I've had short term memory loss my whole life. Hope u find those ribbons!!! Thanks for the giggles!
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DENIMANDROSES 11/30/2014 8:33AM

    Squirrel!!!! Sounds just like me! emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 11/30/2014 8:26AM

  I have days like this! Ain't it wonderful?!?!

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AMARILYNH 11/30/2014 8:05AM

    OMG this sounds like me! I was up early too - but I DID manage to get in my 15 minutes of yoga!! Hugs!!

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Sitting in silence... or bravery?

Monday, November 24, 2014

I read this spark article because a BLC26 Teammate shared it. Really interesting and thought provoking.

This is the last part of the article:
"If you sit in silence and do nothing, waiting for perfection, you'll waste your life away.

There's never the perfect moment to start losing weight.
There's never the right time to leave your life and start anew.
And there's never an easy way to let someone down.

But there are moments, there is time, and there are ways.

Be brave. Take risks. Believe in yourself.

And reject perfection. It doesn't exist."

Wow... how many times have I given up before I even started? Have you done this also?

How much have I missed out on because of this?

Being brave... yes I have been at times, but not enough. The same with risks...

I have strived to do the best I can. Some days that best is not my best, but can I accept that and keep going?

Interesting....

  
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HYATTI1 12/4/2014 9:46PM

    thanks for sharing

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NIKKIG3 12/3/2014 11:36PM

    You said it best. Thanks for sharing this.

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MOONGLOWSNANA 11/30/2014 1:42AM

  Yep!!! There's no time like the present!

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AOLIVER2013 11/29/2014 6:29PM

    Wow this blog really hits home with me all except the perfection part. One thing I have never done was look for perfection in myself or others cause only the Heavenly Father is perfect that I do know. The rest I do a lot by saying things like, today is not a good day for me maybe tomorrow and there is always another excuse. Shame on me for that. Thank you very much for including this in your blog. emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEMT 11/29/2014 10:22AM

    Very thought provoking! Thank you for including it in your blog! Woo Hoo you!

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1HOTFUDGEMAMA 11/28/2014 11:31PM

  Well said!

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AMBER461 11/28/2014 7:09PM

  Great blog. thanks for sharing.

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BANNERMAN 11/28/2014 1:42AM

  Thanks for sharing.

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FRAN0426 11/27/2014 11:01PM

    I agree with this blog, thanks for sharing it with us.

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NONNAOF2 11/27/2014 4:53PM

  I couldn't agree more with you! :-)

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JIBBIE49 11/27/2014 4:01PM

    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail.

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PENOWOK 11/27/2014 2:01PM

    Made me laugh...how many people I have know who said...don't have enough money to get married... build a house, have a baby. What exactly is "the right time?" How much does one need? I'm all about being responsible, but most of the time, those have been excuses and that's all. Now is the time! Start now! EVERY DAY!!

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/27/2014 1:37PM

  otherwise we never start, if we have these sort of ideas, right?

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MARYJEANSL 11/27/2014 9:45AM

  It sounds like a really good article. Did I miss the link?

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    Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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GGRSPARK 11/27/2014 12:43AM

    The readiness is all. too bad I can't spell .

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GGRSPARK 11/27/2014 12:41AM

    My best lesson came from Shakespeare... The readiness us all. I spent years not being ready for whatever opportunity came my way. It was fear, I know now. Decide to be ready. That's what I learned in English 201.

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MARGARITTM 11/26/2014 3:06PM

    true true true

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MOMMY445 11/26/2014 11:16AM

    great blog!

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LORIVIOLA 11/26/2014 9:26AM

    😀Thank you for sharing this!

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14DRAGONFLYZ 11/26/2014 7:52AM

    Thank you for sharing .... I don't usually look at the blogs but had a little time to kill and came across yours. I so needed the words your wrote this morning. I have wasted away so much time not living because of this type of thinking in my life.

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CHUBBY_MOM 11/26/2014 6:14AM

    emoticon so very true. emoticon emoticon

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EMMACORY 11/26/2014 5:46AM

    It is never easy to move outside our comfort zone. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MANOLY 11/25/2014 10:20PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon trying to be perfect.

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AJB121299 11/25/2014 7:48PM

    kudos

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MOMMY445 11/25/2014 6:02PM

    so well said

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CARSU77 11/25/2014 3:16PM

    I have always been an all in kind of person until I am not in, then my plan is destroyed because I expect perfection of myself, trying to change this time.

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AMARILYNH 11/25/2014 1:25PM

    This is SO true!! Perfectionism is a big cause of inactivity in my life!

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TRIM180 11/25/2014 9:50AM

    emoticon "There is time and there are ways" makes a good quote to repeat when times are tough but we can be stronger !

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1HOTFUDGEMAMA 11/25/2014 9:24AM

  Well said!

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    Great blog!

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Secret Identity BLC26

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Masks.... hmmm. Well as an introverted extrovert I do wear a mask at times. I love to be with people, have spoken to groups up to 150 - 200 people, MC for our monthly Women's Ministry meetings... but!!! I need alone time after too much people time. If I don't know people and I'm not in charge I am extremely shy and introverted, not great at small talk and it is wearing. So when I need to... I can put on my mask and make nice and friendly. I remember going into 9th grade and making a determination to be different than I was in my little elementary and middle school - they all knew me for forever and I was button-holed. I could re-invent myself and try out for things and be in groups and have fun. I did have to do some mask wearing, but it was worth it.

  
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PHHHISC 11/27/2014 1:00PM

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GRACED777 11/25/2014 3:10AM

    I too have (at least) two sides. I love people, but being in public also wears on me and I need lots of alone time as well. It takes an awful lot of alone time for me to get lonely. I've finally learned to enjoy who I am, and life is good!

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SPARKED2BFIT 11/5/2014 10:36PM

    i'm an extroverted introvert and love my solitude and alone time. Although i enjoy being with people, strangers, friends and family... it takes so much out of me.

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JENNIFERKCM 11/4/2014 11:06PM

    Great job describing yourself. I too, love people, but sometimes I need to be alone. In college I would move my car, turn off my phone, my dorm room lights and plug my headphones into the side of my tv to watch a movie and "hide". I also get being "shy" around people you don't now. It's good that you learned how to handle your two sides and meet your needs! I still don't like talking in front of a group, ever! emoticon

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Super Hero Strength - BLC26

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

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There I was making like Cleopatra on her barge going down the Nile River... except I was in a raft going down the Snake River in Wyoming near Jackson Hole with a bunch of guys I didn't know. Oh to be young again. My dear friends were on the much larger raft with these guys' other friends. Anyway, there we were going down the river ready to hit Lunch Counter rapids (where you can lose your lunch ... literally), big and scary. We did well at first and then one of the guys fell out!! I can't believe it but I went to the side and lifted this big guy up to grab the raft. The adrenaline was incredible. DaDaDAAAAA Super Hero!! Wish I had a picture.

  
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Stalking Spark People Star

Saturday, October 18, 2014

So there I was in Walmart...

Spotted a face that I knew from Spark People!! On2Victory!!! Yep... Robert in person and his lovely wife. Got to have a nice chat and laugh about the lone banana story. emoticon

Oh no... I should have gotten a picture!!

That was sure fun. Of course I had to grab an altoid and said, "just like an alcoholic trying to cover up alcohol on his breath, I was just at Red Lobster and I've got garlic biscuits on mine."

Wow oh Wow!! I met On2Victory - what a nice man with a very nice wife. emoticon

On to our "best health" Robert!!

  
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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 10/18/2014 8:34PM

    What a nifty experience---you made me smile because I, too, am in the habit of grabbing Altoids. emoticon

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DEE1221 10/18/2014 8:29PM

    That is really cool. I don't know anyone from where I live that is on Spark.

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