Such is life

Elaine,  Age 70

Well I am wondering how to live under the pressure that 70 is the new 60! Really….Tell both of my arthritic knees that. I remember my grandmother holding onto everything as she walked and I as a little girl said to myself, no matter how much I hurt I won’t walk like that! Wrong! But I go to the senior center 5 times a week and lift a few weights and pedal a sit down bike and get to feel pretty good, except when it rains.

I do acrylic painting, nothing great but have fun! I wrote a short story and some poetry. Lately I worry about the legacy to my grandsons…everyone is so busy I am left behind, the last to come up, I can’t compete with the other 2 grandmas.

Oh well such is life….my husband is great, now after 46 years….we always say life is good as the saying goes. I color my hair and listen to the newest and oldest music on the radio and sing along!!!

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2 Responses to Such is life

  1. Pam says:

    Hi Elaine,
    My live-in life partner (77) of 4 years had double knee replacements 10 years ago and loves them. Have you thought about knee replacements? Medicare covered 80% and his secondary coverage picked up the rest. He had them both done at the same time. We now walk 2-3 miles daily…together and travel in our RV.
    Hope this helps!

  2. Diane says:

    Keep on keepin’ on, Elaine-

    Elaine, you’re doing absolutely everything you can do to hang in there. Keep dying your hair (as I do). Don’t be pressured to “go natural.” Don’t concern yourself about keeping up with the other grandmas. Every once in awhile I feel that way myself, but I’m pretty sure it shouldn’t be a contest. I’ll bet you’re a very caring grandma, and you do the best you can. Congrats on 46 years of marriage! My husband and I just celebrated our 45th. We’re so fortunate to still have our guys with us. Oh, and one more thing: keep on singing to that music!


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