Happy Happy 2023

1 Jan

As a child in the 60’s I remember reading the book 1984 by George Orwell. The year seemed far far away and I wondered what the future would hold. I certainly never imagined the year 2023!

Big brother is watching.

2022 was filled with getting physically and mentally fit. I consistently worked out at the gym three days a week and added a rebounder to my off days along with my usual swimming. Having a beautiful lake out my back door made it easy.

Laguna Bacalar
Many many health benefits to rebounding.

In retrospect I realize that my life is about keeping the hot breath of aging off my neck. I was doing pretty well, or so I thought and then two weeks ago I fell…again.

I tripped over the air mattress that was prepared for the guest we had coming. A perfect storm of being in a hurry, a dimly lit room and forgetting it was there sent me flying and landing on my chest on a concrete floor. The result was a fractured sternum.

I also have scoliosis..sigh.

Yes it was an accident, but there have been too many to not factor in my age. My doctor’s comment to Lisa, “well she IS 70 years old” takes me aback. Not that I don’t know how old I am.

So the next month will bring rest and healing. In February I go to Merida to paint haciendas, landscapes and local scenery. I will continue to keep my fragile bones as strong as I can. Let’s face it, none of us gets out of this alive. My blog seems to have gone from the adventures of travel to the adventures of aging, the good and the not so good.

Happy happy 2023. DOS TORTAS

From our house to yours the future looks bright.

19 Responses to “Happy Happy 2023”

  1. emilys72016 January 1, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

    That sounds painful, sure hope you heal up quickly. Happy New Year and stay healthy!

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  2. LJones January 1, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

    Alex: my god!! I didn’t know…and I’m so sorry. What a scarey thing …are you improving? I hope so – I am sending love and healing wishes to you. And happy new year! Or ‘happiest possible’ new year…

    I can’t recall if you knew that I also fell in bacalar – it’s been over 6 weeks now and I am almost healed. I, too, fell over something…a lawn chair on our deck, no porch lights on and fell hard. I tore up my entire right shin and then it became infected. No swimming…etc…for the rest of the visit.

    I hope you heal quickly…more quickly than I did…and that you all enjoy a happy new year’s day. With love, Lorrie

    Lorrie Jones Simple Serenity simpleserenity.comhttp://simpleserenity.com/ 253.312.3117

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    • afish25 January 1, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

      No I didn’t know. 🤕 ouch. The day after I fell I drove to Cancun to pick up a friend. Geesh 😵


  3. mary January 2, 2023 at 8:20 am #

    hi alex, happy new year to you! this is bertas sister mary writing from ct. sorry to hear about the fall.i too am (72)in my 70’s and find if i don’t sit too long, it’sbest to keep moving!! hello to lisa.

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    • afish25 January 2, 2023 at 9:49 am #

      Hi Mary, yes, resting is not my forte, thus the drugs 😛 they keep me 😵‍💫 woozy at least for another week. This was worse pain than childbirth. Glad to have you along and I appreciate your comments.


  4. Shirley Broussard January 2, 2023 at 8:21 am #

    Alex, so sorry to hear about your injury. You are tough, you will heal. Drs who brush us off as old people really piss me off. I bet he would cry uncle after spending one active day with you!!
    FYI Linda Jones had a broken sternum after a car accident last summer. A lot of pain and medical visits but she healed very well, maybe y’all should talk.
    Love to both of you and wishing you a wonderful new year with no more broken bones.

    Shirley ♥️

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    • afish25 January 2, 2023 at 9:54 am #

      Absolutely, I lift weights to build bone and also take twice annual shots. My doctor is the best. He does not dismiss me. If I had only fallen ON the air mattress lol. Sorry I didn’t see you the last time we were in Austin. We will be traveling less this year but I expect we’ll be back. My son Cullen turns 40 in April. Oh my.


  5. daneelyunus January 3, 2023 at 5:02 am #

    Happy New Year

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jack Scott January 3, 2023 at 5:59 am #

    Big ouch! So sorry to hear about your accident. We’re also reaching that stage in life when we need to take a little extra care.

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    • afish25 January 3, 2023 at 7:41 am #

      Never thought my goal in life would be NOT FALLING. Dios mío.


  7. Emilie January 6, 2023 at 8:24 am #

    So sorry! I took a dive before thanksgiving and skidded on concrete. Still healing from that one. Thankfully nothing broke.
    Broken sternum doesn’t sound fun at all. I promise to pay more attention to where I’m walking if you will.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Carolina January 14, 2023 at 11:40 pm #

    Keep smiling…

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