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Happy March!

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The lion has come in – and let’s hope he leaves as a lamb.  We all like to feel a little spring when we turn the calendar to March – and especially me.

This is my birthday month – not just any birthday either.  It’s the big one.  Forty was okay – I didn’t freak out at all – and I have to say that my forties was the very best and worst of times.  Greg and I successfully raised two teenagers during this period – and our daughter even got married while I was 48. And we’re still here to tell about it.

So what will a new decade bring?  I’ve never been one to dwell on age – and it IS just a number – so why do we freak out about it?  We are only as old as we feel, right?  Yeah – that’s what I’m afraid of.  In my forties I felt pretty good up until a couple of years ago – then little things like upper body pain from sitting too long – or not bouncing back as quickly from exercise and sickness – are just some of the wonderful joys of getting older.  One lovely senior woman once told me many years ago – “Cindy – don’t ever get old”.  Great.  I’m working on it.

The happy news is that my husband is a couple of years older than I – and most of our friends are hitting this happy spot on their journey too – Yes, Ron – I’m talking about you my friend – you will join me soon after my birthday.  And a few of our friends are already there – waving us on – like Barbara and Bob Coccia.  They say, “Hey it’s not so bad!”  And so I have no other choice but to believe them.  One of our friends is 10 years older than Greg – and when Greg turned 50 he told him – “You think the time went fast from 40 to 50?  Just wait until you see how fast it goes from 50 – 60”!  Great.

Well I plan to take the whole month to celebrate – even though my actual birthday isn’t until the 11th of this month.  And spring better hurry up – my capris and sandals are looking a little lonely in my closet – and you can’t have a spring birthday without those!  And if you are in this ‘season of life’ – take heart – you are not alone – I’m right there with you!  Let’s CELEBRATE!!

 

God Bless

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  1. So cute! My birthday month is next month. I’m afraid I’m past you in age though (shhhh). Should be fun to read how your month goes – all the fun things your hubby will surprise you with. Enjoy!!!

    • Thanks Valerie – I do know he’s taking me away for a night. Our best friend’s own a B&B not far from our home – and we’ve never spent the night out there – although we’ve been many times to visit or eat dinner 🙂 Yes – at our age we need a whole month, don’t you agree?

  2. You’ll make it through, Cindy. 50 was a good one for me. I defied the last, “You’re gonna die now,” doom and gloom docs. LOL Even with problems, hey, it beats the alternative! Just don’t say it’s the big one, K? If you do, what do you have to look forward to? Every one for me is the big one as they told me I’d never live to see 35 and I’ve beat them by. . . errrr. . . ummmm. . . let’s just say many years. 🙂

    • Good for you Carla! 35? Wow – I would say so! And I won’t call it the ‘big one’ then – just a ‘poignant and necessary occurrence’ how’s that?

  3. Remember that on March 11, you will be only one day older than you were on March 10. It’s just a number, as they say. I know, it’s also a decade that will fly by, but we are heading for a destination that transcends time. These last years have gone by faster than others for me because I’ve enjoyed them. May you enjoy the next decade, Cindy. Blessings to you…

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  5. Happy Birthday Month, Cindy! I’m right behind you. Only with fibromyalgia, hypoglycemia, hypothyroid, menopause and insomnia, I already feel like I’m 100!

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