It is my birthday. I was born a long - long time ago, in a land far-far away from here. Very early in the morning.
I am always a little surprised by my age. I am getting very near to retirement age. And I sometimes wonder where the past 40 years have gone. I have been filing tax returns for 50 years.
I do believe getting old beats the alternative. Besides I am too old to die young.
My father lamented that he had lived too long when his ability to enjoy life diminished and each day was a struggle. There is a line in a Jimmy Buffett song, I'd rather die while I am living, than live when I am dead.
When I was young, I never imagined that I would have the education that I have, that I would have traveled to all of the places I have, experienced the adventures I have. All in all, life is good to me.
So today will be a trip to the farmers market, hopefully the pastry boy is in. A little blogging. A nice dinner - we will probably go out. Gifts are limited these days. My Sweet Bear always seems to find something fun and unexpected. With a small family, that continues to shrink, there are not a lot of greetings.
What does the next year hold? More travel, I committed to taking a couple of major trips a year as long as I am working, it is good for my psyche. I am finalizing plans for retirement, by this time next year I may be able to count the remaining months of work on the fingers of one hand.
My wish, another decade or two of enjoying life.
Happy birthday! Eat something yummy!ReplyDelete
Thank you, we are going out to brunch soonDelete
Well, I very happy birthday then. When I was young, tertiary education (university) was free. While most of the important tertiary instructions are government owned, students do now have to pay and most via a loans system that garnishees a percentage of their wages when their pay reaches a certain amount. There are ways and means to circumvent repayment but most end up paying at some point in their lives.ReplyDelete
I wanted the debt paid off, I took the standard 10 year plan, I have a friend who has been on an income based plan for almost 20 year and still owes $120,000Delete
Wishing you a birthday filled with celebration, love, and ease. Keep getting older and may you be forever young.
Thank you, young in my mind at leastDelete
Happy Birthday My Sweetest Dearest!!! Love you 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘ReplyDelete
Love you tooDelete
My father just turned 90 and he says the same thing about that alternative to getting older.
Enjoy your day!
Thank you, as long as we keeping having fun along the way - Onward!Delete
Happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day. May all your wishes come true!ReplyDelete
Nice Bunch to start the dayDelete
Happy Birthday and enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
p.s. I agree about the student loan situation.
Thanks, and thanksDelete
Happy Birthday and many happy returns of the day, to get you into and enjoying time spent as you choose, with your Bear. PS, I also have a Bear.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday dearest!!!! You have had a good life and set example on how to enjoy it.ReplyDelete
And I agree with the student school loans forgiveness. We as a country need to do better with giving better education and further education that's a way more affordable. Many would go to college and better themselves if they could. Why do we want a country of uneducated?
Oh that's right. So republicans can control uneducated and the poor.
Thanks, a just woke from an afternoon nap,Delete
Thanks, it was a great dayDelete
Hope your birthday was full of joyReplyDelete
I came for Breakfast.
Coffee is on and stay safe
Went out for breakfast and dinner yesterday, it was wonderfulDelete
One of the perks of writing late is I got to see all the Love here in the comments. I hope this next year is one of your best ones yet.ReplyDelete