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Ode to Me at 62 and Goals for 63


Friday, October 12, 2012



Well another year has come and gone for this Ole Gal !! Although I am about the same weight as last year...I have not gained. No that's right I did gain but I lost it all and one pound more.

During this past year my Hubby got hurt at work....had to have surgery and rehabilitation. Lost his job....found another and I have endured it all. And I lost one pound.

During this year I have paid my bills, ate well (except the oatmeal cookies), managed the household, and was the care giver to a patient who does not do well being a patient. I became a parent to our new fur kid....which literally drives me crazy. This year I lost my sweet Uncle John which I think of often and miss. This year I watched my Grandson go off to college....and in a few days he will turn 20. I have seen my Daughter go through some back pain and have treatments. I have watched Jake turn 9 and grow and mature.
This year we painted the bathroom which we are still working on....

This year I purchased a new car...my first. Hubby insisted on a carport so I now have shelter for the new car.

My body is not young by today's standards....and this year I have had my ups and downs...trying to regulate my thyroid medication....and I hurt my shoulder and then my knee.....which I took care of with rest and exercises. I am glad to say I am in no pain now.

This year had it's highs and lows, like every other year before and like the years to come. I have learned to take it one day a time. Do my best and move on to the next.

Who knows what this next year holds...no one but the Man Upstairs. And I am learning to trust that I have everything I need to get by with flying colors.

But my goals for this new year for me is to eat well....wholesome foods and not fret over a cookie or bowl of ice cream. To move more (that is a biggie for me)..... To take time to laugh with friends and family.... To be grateful for all I can do and all I have. And to let everyone I know, know how much they mean to me as often as I can. I want to build bridges to ones with whom I have lost contact. Continue to be me and enjoy being the best me I can be.

Thanks to all my Spark Friends for the birthday wishes and goodies. I spent a whole day reading and answering them the best I could, (between here and Facebook). You are the friends that come into my home everyday to visit and ask how I am doing. So it meant a lot to me.

Well it is off to get my Birthday haircut and pedicure. Have a Blessed day !!!!
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ALEXSGIRL1 10/13/2012 1:18PM

    emoticon what a year youm have had good luck with the coming year you will do marvelous emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLIMGRAM2 10/13/2012 6:46AM

    What an awesome blog. I Happy Birthday To You! As I get older I too am learning to take one day at a time. My hubby lost his job this past May and is still looking. Thank the Good Lord I still have my full time job. Hope you have a great weekend!!!!!!!!

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ORODEO73 10/12/2012 6:44PM

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Happy birthday and good luck to another year!

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SARAALINE 10/12/2012 4:02PM

    I want to wish you a emoticon . Now go out and emoticon !!!!!

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