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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
What is it that 60-yr old people think of, including advice for my children
A New Years Resolution realized
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By Red Barn
I grew up in Eastern North Dakota, and went to college at UND. I am currently teaching as a special education resource teacher in Minneapolis. I am married to a great second husband, who puts up with so much. I have one married son who is ...
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Life at 60 . . . looking at life on the slow side
I grew up in Eastern North Dakota, and went to college at UND. I am currently teaching as a special education resource teacher in Minneapolis. I am married to a great second husband, who puts up with so much. I have one married son who is struggling to make a living in Minneapolis. He and his wife have 2 sons, ages 2 and 3, which is totally insanity, but also so much fun. I also have a newly married stepdaughter, who with her husband, is the proud 'parent' of a new puppy, 2 or 3 cats, a hamster, a college roommate still living in the spare room, and who knows what else they acquired in the last month.

I began thinking about blogging while e-mailing parenting advice to my daughter-in-law. Isn't that the typical Grandma/Mother-in-law? She graciously thanks me for all advice, but is also free to disregard anything I say.

I am also the lucky daughter of a very plucky and determined 96 year old mother.
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By Red Barn
Jan. 4, 2013 7:40 a.m.



   Today I did what I have promised myself in every New Years Resolution for the past 15 years.    I joined a health club.   Only this time, it is one for Seniors!   Yes, I admit it.    I am a Senior.     But I am going down swinging,  or curling and pushing, whatever the machine may be.

    I did not make a New Years Resolution this year.   Did not even think about it.    Just made up my mind to do it.     I was realizing how stiff and weak I was getting, and that I was coming home from work tired, and just sitting.

   Tonight I feel great.  More energy, and feeling proud of myself for working out.

   Now I am facing another life decision.    My wonderful, and always supportive, husband is turning 65 so we are doing the insurance run around.   What will Medicare pay? What is the best supplemental plan? Will I get to change my family insurance to single?      Why does everything need to be so complicated?

  The good news tonight is that if I go to the health club a certain amount of days a month, we get money refunded through my health plan.

   Also see that they have free coffee and tea, plus a table set up with a jigsaw puzzle.

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