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Mindful Aging

A beautiful post written by our daughter Kathy . Thank you from me and Grandma also. She would have loved this. I want everyone to know the fence is painted!!!

It ties in with blogging and all the heartfelt work very dedicated people put into their blogs, day after day with no recognition. So recognition is great and makes one feel really good.

Mindful Aging

My mom is Barb, her mom was Helen. As I read Barb’s story about  “Comedy Relief-Painting The Fence” it made me think of her mom. Barb’s legacy is her purposeful choice to live every day as positive as she can and to keep going, even if it is in a small way, every day.  It’s hereditary, her mom, Helen, left this legacy to her family and friends.

First,  I have to confess, I told my mom to spray the fence! She firmly stood her ground and said she had a plan. She would tackle a little painting everyday until it was done. She blogged her story in July. 

She is nearly done painting the fence.  A couple of people have helped an hour or so, but a majority of the painting has been done by Barb. 

Standing in the back yard, looking at the fence and knowing the obstacles that she encountered makes me realize the strong, independent, stubborn lineage of woman in my family.  This fills me with awe and joy.

The first obstacle Barb encountered was the attack of the evil insects that peppered her with bites. Bites that stubbornly itched and lingered for weeks afterwards. The bites were sustained while painting the fence behind a bush. Barb was miserable but undaunted.

Another barrier was the blazing, tropical like  heat of August. My birthday is in August, my daughter was born in August. August is flipping hot!  Painting in the heat of August has to be as uncomfortable as being pregnant in August. Barb didn’t let the heat derail her end goal of a hand painted fence by September.

The most recent hurdle was painting the fence behind the raised, rectangular, wooden garden box that is partially surrounded by lattice at the base. Barb crawled underneath the garden box and painted the fence! Age and arthritis did not stop her progress.

Strawberry patch looking sad right now. Almost time to cover.

My mom chose to set a goal, break the job into smaller, manageable tasks, and tackle the job. The secret to her success as a woman is her mindful choice to live  life on her terms whenever possible.

Her mom, Helen , a breast cancer survivor, decided to take piano lessons and tap lessons as she was aging. The vague memory of watching my 71 year old grandmother on stage at a tap recital surfaced when I read “Comedy Relief-Painting The Fence”. 

My goal is to age as they have shown me through their actions and to pass the gift to my daughter, daughter in law and future grandchildren.

Kathy (the second oldest of the six kids)

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Senior’s, high school? or older population?

Looking for some nice, informational pins as they related to senior’s on Pinterest . I really need to be very specific in my wording as the site I was sent to was definitely for Senior’s. Those graduating from high school. That was wonderful, but my brain was on the senior population.

Browsing this category I came across 2 informational pins about seniors, the aging population. One was labeled ARE you over 65? and the other one was titled, Lung Disease? Cancer? Heart Disease? Over 65? Both were promoted by the AD Council and sent me to very nice, educational website called Coronavirus (COVID-19) CDC FEMA,

All in all my searching was not a waste of time. I learned two things always be very specific#thorough#expressive when looking for a topic . Also re-educated myself on what is going on in this very tricky time in our world.

I hope everyone is staying safe and following the guidelines laid out for all of us. Take care and God Bless.

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Aging elegantly! Like a delicate vintage tea cup.

Hi, have been thinking about this off and for days. Thought this morning as I left for my doctor’s appointment., at least I have on a different outfit for today’s appointment. Last week I realized every time I have been to this physician’s office, I end up wearing the same outfit. It is a nice outfit and clean, but always the same top and pants. Pretty pathetic and I intend to change that one of these days soon.

Watching TV in an office this morning I thought,why do women who are aging want to wear their hair long. I don’t mean shoulder length, but long long? If you have an attractive hair style that pulls the hair away from your face and hands which are pushing the hair away from your face every few minutes, then good for you. Watch some of the ladies on TV, even series and note how often they touch their hair. Enough said about that. My opinion only! Someone who keeps her hair short and in a style that causes me the least amount of work.

Rarely do I put on make up any more. Another thing that can be remedied by me. Make up as you age needs to be artfully done. Define! I don’t know that i can but will try. Just thought artfully sounded good. Kidding, kidding. Make up as you age should be tastefully done, not too much. You don’t want the double take look because the makeup is too much. You want the double take look from someone ( man or woman) who says or thinks, now there is very attractive older women.

Tips from an older woman, who has some work to do herself:

  • Dress appropriately. I myself have bought outfits from thrift stores I have received so many compliments on. Don’t put yourself in debt by buying something so expensive you really can’t afford it.
  • Hair hanging down your back. Find a flattering style that does not draw attention to your age. You want to downplay your age.
  • Make up! Moisturizer, a light base, a little color and a draw it altogether lipstick.

My words of wisdom for today! Enjoy yourself. We played Mexican Dominoes here over the weekend. Such a fun game. Plan something fun for each day.

Don’t forget to try an essential oil. There are really some great oils out there.

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