Fifty nine

@sallypup (29844)
Moses Lake, Washington
January 10, 2016 6:23pm CST
Oh how stupid. What a thought or thoughts. This is the last time I will make bread while I am in my fifties. This is the last time I will take soured milk and pour it into yeast and flour instead of pouring the glunk down the drain or into the compost heap. This day will be the last one I will endure with a congested pup ear while I am in my fifties. I do NOT expect a religious miracle in the morning. Fog and gray skies will prevail when I turn sixty. At least I will have bread to eat. Bread kneaded by 59 year old hands that will wake to the magic 60. I think I need to take a nap and dream that my health is in the Bahamas.
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@Dalane (700)
• United States
11 Jan 16
Happy 60th! I promise it's not all that bad.
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@sallypup (29844)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Jan 16
@dalane Thanks and good to hear from you.
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@Elizaby (4178)
• Pensacola, Florida
11 Jan 16
I turned 60 a months ago. It is not bad
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@sallypup (29844)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Jan 16
@Elizaby Happy belated birthday, Mary.
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• United States
11 Jan 16
This is very well imagined. But be aware that things may be different now. My body did not change from thirty to forty or from forty to fifty. When I turned sixty, however, I noticed a difference. It's odd to feel how age is changing the body in which I live. I am sure you will begin to notice this too, unless you already have had this experience.
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@sallypup (29844)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Jan 16
@elizabethwallace Thank you for taking the time to leave a thoughtful message. I noticed about three years ago that the hard work in the garden was getting to me more than ever.
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• United States
11 Jan 16
@sallypup I have found that knees and eyes always know how old we are, no matter what the mirror says. Healing takes much longer too. Such a bummer!
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@sallypup (29844)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Jan 16
@ElizabethWallace My left knee cap is not where God put it thanks to a horse crash years ago. My right knee makes too many interesting noises too often.
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@Tampa_girl7 (27387)
• United States
11 Jan 16
What a blessing to celebrate another year of life.
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@sallypup (29844)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Jan 16
@tampa_girl7 Thank you for the insightful and right on comment.
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@BelleStarr (40234)
• United States
11 Jan 16
Having a little trouble with the birthday are you? lol Not to worry, I am 65 now and I have still going strong.
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@sallypup (29844)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Jan 16
@bellestarr Good to hear from you. I think my right ear is 70 years old.
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@andriaperry (63196)
• Anniston, Alabama
11 Jan 16
Happy birthday!? I can relate, I was not fond of turning 50 either. But you have to admit that you feel smarter than those 30 year old people , right? :)
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@sallypup (29844)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Jan 16
Thanks @andriaperry. I just saw that we might get some sun tomorrow. That would be amazing.
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@cherriefic (4813)
• Philippines
11 Jan 16
I wish you have a happy 60th! Enjoy your day.
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@else34 (13601)
• New Delhi, India
11 Jan 16
@sallypup,All my best of wishes to you on your 60th birthday.Wish you a long,healthy and happy life.
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@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
11 Jan 16
Happy Birthday, Moogs! If you haven't gotten it already, there's a card in the mail for you. I hope tomorrow is a good day. (Or today, if it's already your birthday when you read this)
@sallypup (29844)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Jan 16
Hi @rohvannyn I'm getting this night before. We did tromp out to the mail box this morning but nothing from you- I actually mailed a long over due letter to you, though. I am headed to bed cause I am sick of this ear.
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@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
11 Jan 16
@sallypup Hope your ear feels better!
@sallypup (29844)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Jan 16
@Rohvannyn Thanks. I'm waking to the same old this morning.
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