As of today, I have a new appointment set for April 27th for a new set of dental impressions. After that, wax try ins and after that, my permanents! It’s been a mighty long journey and I can’t wait for it to be over!
By the end of March, it will have been one whole year since full extractions. I had expected everything to be done by now but there was a minor setback.
Am I nervous? Yes
But I know God is in control and He made this happen just for me and I trust Him!
I need retirement friends. I’m beginning to realize that I have entered a new “bracket”. Most of the people that I used to do things with are in their mid-forties. They also work full-time and some are single. I, on the other hand, am 52, married and retired. I feel out of place when I talk to those friends now and I don’t like that feeling.
Nothing against my current friends. I love them but I would love to add some people into my life who now share my lifestyle. What would that look like?
Retired women who have their days free like I do.
Women with husbands and happy marriages. (If you know, you know.)
Women who like things like shopping, volunteering, museums, and staying in shape.
I guess life is ever evolving. I’m coming into a new stage of life and it’s going to take some getting used to. My goal is to put myself out there more and do more things, but we all know that making new friends as adults is not the easiest thing to do.
I’ve looked at Facebook groups and Meetups. I have great online friends but none who live here. I’m close to Dallas, TX.
Once again, Spring is coming and I’m still fat. My husband doesn’t agree that I am as fat as I claim to be, but trust me, I’m fat enough. Most of my extra weight is around my middle…I’m skinny everywhere else! Eating has always been emotional for me, so that doesn’t help the situation.
I’m trying to move more while indoors and I’m also trying to get into the habit of taking Moki to the dog park. I enjoy taking her to the trails to walk but the coyote sightings have me a little timid. I do have a walking stick that I take with me, but is that really going to work if I run up on a coyote or two? Moki is small, so she would definitely draw their attention. I’ll figure it out.
What I really need is a bicycle! I don’t really have the extra funds to get one right now, but it is definitely on my list of wants. I haven’t been on a bicycle in many years, but I used to love it. I bet it would feel awesome to ride again! I’m trying to find ways to be more active in my regular, daily life. I’m 52 and trying my best to stay healthy. Losing about 20 lbs. would be amazing! I’d even rejoice at 10! LOL
Hey friends. I’m just sitting here having my morning coffee and thinking about how blessed we are. I’m not too sure what I should blog about today and the daily prompt was a little too heavy for me. Our new home is coming along and we love it! A friend of mine in the area was able to come over and visit for a few hours the other day. 🙂
I’ve been trying to get back into my routine of daily exercise. Nothing major right now, just walking. I’m signed up on the app NextDoor and I’m seeing a lot of posts about coyotes in the area. I haven’t run up on any yet and I don’t plan to! I’ve been taking Moki to the dog park just to be on the safe side. I’m only willing to walk on the streets when Cedric and I go together to take Moki out.
I was able to get a free membership at Planet Fitness because of my Silver Sneakers membership! No, I haven’t gone and worked out yet but I promise…. soon. lol I’m fighting with my anxiety every day to do things differently. I’m winning! One step at a time!
Are any of you members of Planet Fitness or Silver Sneakers?
I just love the view outside of my window now. It looks so peaceful and it makes me want to just slow down and take it all in. I’m so thankful for this new place. It will require us to make some changes, but they are well worth it. It even pushes me to get outside of my comfort zone a little (one step at a time!).
We have a lot within walking distance of here. Less than 1/2 mile away is a complete shopping center…actually 2; one on each side of the street. Yesterday, I put on my walking shoes and grabbed my walking stick and journeyed up there. It was a leisurely stroll that took 15 mins each way, but the sun was shining and I felt good.
People who don’t suffer from anxiety might not see this as a big accomplishment, but for those of us who know, you know it is! It felt good to step out (literally!).
Why? Because when I was young, I used to write lots of poetry about my life. I even used to keep them in a black binder in hopes of getting them published one day. I remember back in junior high and high school, I always felt like my best friends had their own best friends and it wasn’t me. I used to write poetry about being “second best”. I felt that way my whole life. I was never good enough to be first.
I joined the Army in 1991. I was 19 years old. I met my first husband there and he was also the first man I’d ever been with. He made me feel like I wasn’t pretty enough to go places with him. He would tell me things his friends would say about me. He made me feel embarrassed about myself. He ended up cheating on me and leaving me for another woman. I still wasn’t good enough to be first.
He has brought a wonderful man into my life who knows the true meaning of the word Love. He shows me every day that I AM FIRST. He takes care of me and my heart. He supports me in my many struggles. I love him so much and I thank God for him every day.