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There are no Alternatives……

January 27, 2017
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I turned 60 this week, let’s reflect on that:

  1. The good news is I was here to see it, the bad news is I am NOT READY to be 60!!!
  2. I noticed I don’t hear so well. I’m sure my family noticed this a long time ago. But now the TV sounds like it did when my Nana lived with me. The neighbors at the end of the block know when I’m watching Hallmark movies instead of working.60-card60-card-2
  3. I debate every day whether to wear that sample of ‘smooth-lining,  Always full-panty protection’ if I’m going somewhere where there is no bathroom for hours (think Women’s March).
  4. I battle between drinking coffee and wine every day. Then I whine between drinking water and herbal damn tea.
  5. I have so many great ideas by breakfast, and forget all of them by lunch.
  6. I still want to wear stilettos but my feet, back and ankles want me to wear serviceable shoes. ” But look at my feet!” I tell them, “they’re soooo cute!”
  7. No one listens to me…not even my feet.
  8. Tweezers are my new best friend.
  9. I hate Windows 10 and I want to kill it.
  10. In my birthday pics next to my Mom, who is still here to celebrate 60 with me, I see how much I look like her…….and realize how much I act like her.mom-and-me-and-60
  11. A “grateful check” can be anything from my amazing husband, great friends and wonderful family to I-remembered-to-buy-toilet-paper!
  12. My brother now tells me that telling people they can have their dreams is stupid…but none of my dreams include physical activity, so I’m still good!
One Good Reason to Love 60!

One Good Reason to Love 60!

And as I wrote that last one…………….the FedEx guy came to my door and delivered this, from that same brother!  Oh and yeah, that is me at iFly indoor skydiving….so, I guess I might be ready for 60!

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Cathy is the author of Showering with Nana: Confessions of a Serial Caregiver  and

Who Moved My Teeth?

 

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After more than 25 years of caregiving and Elder Law, Cathy writes about the comedy of caregiving in her blog; “You just have to Laugh…”She is the author of “Showering with Nana: Confessions of a Serial (killer) Caregiver” published by HumorOutcasts Press in 2015.

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22 Responses to There are no Alternatives……

  1. February 1, 2017 at 4:02 am

    Your blog doesn’t look a day over 40!

    • February 1, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      I don’t know why, but I love this comment!

  2. January 31, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Happy Birthday, Cathy!

    • February 1, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks, Theresa….I totally solicited that, didn’t I?

  3. January 30, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Welcome to the decade of champions! And even though I’ve surpassed the milestone I can still say I’m in my
    ‘early’ 60’s.

  4. Bill Y "The Legend" Ledden
    January 28, 2017 at 5:38 am

    I think it was Ogden Nash who said “You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely”.

    • January 28, 2017 at 9:44 am

      This is my goal, without question!

  5. January 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    It’s a piece of cake! I hit 65 this year and, well, it’s a piece of cake, too!

    • January 28, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Okay, Carol. I take you at your word. Plus, anything with cake in it, is A-Okay with me!

  6. January 27, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    What Roxanne said about having what you’re having. Because, girlfriend, you are really rockin’ 60! Wow and double wow. Skydiving indoors? Do it twice, once for me. And what WAS that gift from your brother? Hmm. One more thing…..LOVE YOU!!!

    • January 28, 2017 at 9:46 am

      It was a bottle of Dom Perignon from my brother!! And one more thing from me..LOVE YOU, TOO!

  7. January 27, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I love the idea of skydiving…indoors. I’d love to do it outdoors if I could land in water! I still have a few more years…I cannot imagine being 60, but I couldn’t imagine 30, 40, or 50 either!

    • January 27, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      Well, Tam you are leading the way with adventures at any age. I’m taking a page out of your book, for sure. I can’t wait to see what you’re doing as a sexagenarian!

  8. January 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    I wonder if the term Sexagenarian sells more books. Can we add some sexagenarian scenes? LOL

    • January 27, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Okay…but I got into some trouble in “Showering With Nana” and porn sights. Not sure “Who Moved My Teeth?” would be much better. We must tread very lightly, Publisher Extraordinaire!

  9. January 27, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    I am not far behind you and I have to say you make sixty look fabulous! Sexagenarian sounds pretty fabulous too! Happy birthday and best wishes for a beyond blessed year!

    • January 27, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      Thanks, Doreen. So far so good! Hahaha!

  10. Bill Spencer
    January 27, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Don’t say you’re 60.

    Say, “I’m a sexagenarian!”

    • January 27, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      OMG….YES! YES! YES! How’s that for a sexagenarian?

      • January 27, 2017 at 2:48 pm

        I’ll have what she’s having! (And welcome to the club!)

        • January 27, 2017 at 4:18 pm

          Yes, Roxanne…let’s do have the same thing! And thanks for the welcome, I’m liking our fellow members so far!



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