Category Archives: Aging

Transitions

They lit the candle outside my Aunt’s room tonight. There was Christmas music from the CD player next to her bed and a blank journal for visitors to write in. After I left, they were changing the sheets from standard … Continue reading

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On Becomming

Today I turn 61.  I never thought I be this old.  I can remember thinking “Wow, at the turn of the century, I’ll be almost 50!”  It seemed so far in the future.  Now I’m looking at it in the … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Hope

I’m exhasted.  I didn’t sleep well last night.  I thought I was ready for this.  I held it together until I picked up Gilligan and put him in the back of the car.  I cried all the way to the … Continue reading

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On Watch

We are on watch today.  We may be losing Gilligan.  My husband found him at the bottom of the stairs this morning.  He was lying in his own pee and couldn’t get up.  We made a bed of towels in … Continue reading

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It’s Your Thing

I grew up in a time when our mantra was “Do your own thing”.   We all believed we had the right to live our lives whatever way we wanted.  Ironically, though we lived our lives differently than our parents, … Continue reading

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Eyes Wide Shut

I’ve been trying to do more walking lately.  I spend too many hours on my butt staring at a computer screen.  The only way for me to fit it into my day is to walk from Grand Central to my … Continue reading

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What You Gonna Do In Those Shoes?

Friday was my cousin’s wedding.  She’s my age and it was her second marriage.  I don’t get as worked up about weddings as I used to.  When I was young, a wedding was a big deal.  You spent weeks looking … Continue reading

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