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Sunday, May 24, 2020

I hate that I am here so infrequently these days. Having daily pain is so distracting to me. I'm sure that in time I will figure out how to deal better, and also hoping that the medication I started last month for my rheumatoid arthritis begins to kick in to bring down inflammation, but in the meanwhile, "the show must go on" as they say.

I'm hoping that by mid June my husband and I will be able to return to the office (dental). It will be three whole months out of work by then. It has been an interesting season of time, affording a real opportunity for me to rest, to exercise as I can, and to absorb "new normals" in every way. To "be quiet" in a way that only weeks of unscheduled time gives a person, if they have the desire for it.

In the meanwhile, thanks to all of you who wished me a happy birthday this past Monday. 60! It's hard to believe how quickly life transports us into older age. But I tried on 60 and it fit just fine, lol, so I'm not gonna fight to try to return it like I did when I turned 50, lol. Which seems like it was three years ago.

My daughter's sixth anniversary is today! Talk about the passage of time! What a day that was, one of the BEST days of my life.

My weight is stable for two years now, I am even below my 150 WW goal weight. I am still full steam ahead on my Mediterranean Diet and I LOVE this way of eating. Also, I just bought a juicer from my birthday money (thanks Mom!) and it has given me a brand new inlet of deep pleasure as I do all I can to put my body into optimal health. Today I blended up celery, spinach, lemon, ginger and turmeric. I can't get over how fresh and delicious it is. I bought a set of tall glass jars with lids and they are wonderful, too!!

So you know what? Pain, no pain... life can still be very good. Now if someone would just tell my dear husband!!!!!

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    emoticon Happy 60th decade! Oh the wonderful places you will see!
    331 days ago
  • FRANKIE2019
    Happy Belated Birthday. Happy you have been able to maintain your weight. I have not been very good at checking in. Take care a have a good weekend. Praying your pain will ease up.
    353 days ago
    Nice to hear from you! We are staying home, sheltering in, distancing, Our death numbers are on the rise. I have been sick, Hubby too.
    355 days ago
    It's good to see/hear from you, way to embrace your new year! emoticon emoticon
    356 days ago
    Happy 60th! Still trying out the fit of this sixth decade of life myself. A global pandemic helps nothing...hubs don’t/won’t get some stuff. I mean, that dang Y chromosome blocks absorption and understanding. Constant togetherness, his working 12 hour days at home?! Oh my...
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    Congrats on learning and doing what you can. RA, a beast. You’re one tough chica, my money is on you.
    Take care, Sue. Be well...
    356 days ago
    Happy, Happy Birthday! That juicer sounds incredible. Hope this and your new pattern of eating helps with managing the pain. What a beautiful wedding. Yes, my fifties seemed gone in half a blink, too. 60’s are not so bad. We celebrate being here. Congratulations on maintaining!
    357 days ago
    Sounds like life is going good for you! Life is never perfect but you are seem as if you are really trying to make life to be good which is wonderful! I like how you put things like 'trying on 60'!
    357 days ago
    So sorry to hear you're struggling with pain. It can be so easily take your focus away from everything else. Take good care of yourself. I love the beauty of your way of eating!
    357 days ago
    Congrats on your successes! Happy Anniversary to your daughter & SIL. Happy Birthday! And feel better soon!
    357 days ago
  • BERRY4
    Guess I can relate to your spouse & his struggles. We have 4 out of 6 people in our immediate family that are struggling with definite depression. Pain is an issue for 2 or 3 of them, depending. -- Not being able to get in to see a doctor & have basic health care is definitely making things worse.
    emoticon Wishing you a very special year as you go forward from day to day!
    357 days ago
  • -RUBIES-
    I love that you are embracing 60. I must say, I fight aging a little bit. I try not to, but, I do. Your healthy smoothie looks really good. I can feel your lasting joy of your daughter's wedding day through you blog. What a wonderful thing.
    357 days ago
    The juice looks yummy! I hope your pain management doctor can help you soon. Sending love and hugs...
    357 days ago
    Blessings!! 60 looks lovely on you, and how GREAT is your healthy juicing!! Always learning and growing 🤩⭐️✨✨✨
    357 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I failed to wish you a Happy Birthday! emoticon
    357 days ago
    Sue, I'm glad to hear you are doing well and learning how to manage the pain. I hope the meds work well and that your healthy diet works to lessen the symptoms and make you as mobile as possible. One thing's for sure--your positive attitude of gratitude can't help but improve the way you feel physically. Kelly's wedding was beautiful, and your children look so happy there! I wish her lots of joy on her anniversary and hope the next years bring happiness as well.

    Take care, and enjoy what's left of this quiet respite from work. Work is good, but I, too, am enjoying not working for a while.
    358 days ago
    I am glad that you had a great birthday. I am 61 now and most days I forget that I am that old. LOL!
    Enjoy every day to its fullest.
    358 days ago
  • 1BLAZER282005
    How did I miss your birthday? Happy birthday 🎉🎈🎈🎉. Sending you sunshine 🌞😎 and positive vibes your way. Prayers for your health 🙏. 💐👭🌈🤗
    358 days ago
    Hugs back at you! A belated happy birthday! I hope your medicine kicks in and offers relief. Juicer looks like a fun thing to do full mm of healthy foods. Yummy!
    358 days ago
    Big virtual hugs back to you Sue. I like your new juicer and glasses. Your juice looks yummy.

    Hugs for your Sunday.
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    358 days ago
    Auto correct got me, that was supposed to be happy 60th birthday.
    358 days ago
    Happy 60thanksgiving birthday! I'll have my 70th birthday in July.
    358 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    358 days ago
    Happy 60th. It’s been a good decade to me, well . . . mostly (2020 seems to be the exception for EVERYONE, but here we stand but for the Grace of God, right!) Happy birthday.

    Yikes! 6 yrs. for your DD! That’s wonderful.

    Congrats on 2 yrs. of maintenance! Feels good, doesn’t it! BTW turmeric is great for joint pain. I use that. Golden milk. Helps.

    358 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14105895
    YAY! Nice to see you around again! Thanks for the updates.

    I am turning 50 in December and am completely embracing it. 60 will be even better. emoticon
    358 days ago
    Sue! I was wondering today how you’re doing and planned to check in. Happy belated birthday! 50 to 60 seemed to go fast for me too. The diet delights sound good! Thinking of you always! 🤗
    358 days ago
    I have a blender, I wanna try this.. these glass bottles u buy; do u make multiple bottles & refrigerate them till u drink em????
    358 days ago
    358 days ago
  • BEDA65
    Great blog!
    Happy anniversary to Kelly and her husband.
    I love the way you describe trying on 60.
    So glad your new lifestyle way of eating is suiting you. The juicer sounds awesome.
    Have a wonderful day!
    358 days ago
  • NEPTUNE1939
    358 days ago
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