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I began my 55th birthday by energy washing the home, and ended it with giving each the canine a shower, whereas sitting within the bathe with them.
That counts as spending the day by the water, proper?
Truly, as bizarre because it sounds, I used to be fairly happy with myself. I’d by no means energy washed a home earlier than. In reality, up till a number of years in the past, I left most of that outdoors upkeep stuff to Dave. However along with his well being challenges, it’s robust for him to get these issues achieved now. And so, with a lot of recommendation, I acquired it achieved.
The home appears so much cleaner, and I acquired a very good exercise in, climbing up and down a ladder and transferring the wand backwards and forwards.
I additionally acquired fairly soaked, although not as a lot as I did later, attempting to wash two extraordinarily reluctant canine. Thank heavens for the hand-held bathe head and bathe seat. Nonetheless, I needed to take my third bathe of the day afterward, inflicting me to recall that Most cancers infants love the water.
Turning 55 feels OK. Fifty 4 wasn’t a nasty 12 months, although it had its challenges. Discovering out Dave’s kidneys had been failing was a blow, however getting him added to the kidney transplant listing confirmed us a method ahead.
And I made a decision I wanted to get stronger and takes some steps for myself, so i joined Spurling. I nonetheless have far to go, however being down 22 kilos and having extra stamina and adaptability has been a present that retains giving on quite a lot of ranges.
I celebrated my fifth 12 months on the Chamber, which in some methods looks like a extremely very long time and in others like I simply arrived yesterday.
However then somewhat factor like a pandemic arrives and you end up doing vital work and placing in additional hours than you’ve ever achieved earlier than, however feeling good about it as a result of it’s serving to the group.
Principally. When you don’t depend on a regular basis refereeing on social media.
The pandemic introduced Sarah dwelling, making us a family of three as a substitute of two, and forcing Dave to retire early (as in subsequent week), so there’s quite a lot of modifications and issues to get used to, however that’s OK.
My targets for 55 embrace getting stronger, ending off the numerous home tasks we’ve began, studying extra, strolling extra, working rather less, getting away after we can and perhaps, lastly, studying to loosen up.
Oh, and at last attending to spend a while really close to a physique of water, with a guide and a seashore chair and time to get pleasure from all of them.
Laura Dolce could be reached at Laura.Dolce@rocketmail.com.
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