Seize the Day! (Before it seizes you)

June was a rough month for our friends and neighbors.  Of our immediate circle of 8 friends, 2 suffered a broken foot, one had a torn meniscus, one had bronchitis, one an infected heart valve, one had major bladder surgery, one a wound that wouldn’t heal on her leg,  and one had alternating pain/numbness in his feet.

Geez!  That’s a 100% casualty rate.

My wife and I got off fairly easy.  She got a case of poison ivy that was severe enough to require medical attention and earned her a new (temporary) nickname – “I.B.W.”  (Itchy, Bitchy Wife).  I am happy to say she is fully recovered and has regained her sweet disposition.

Of all our friends, I got off easiest.  I suffered only a non-life-threatening head wound when a coffee cup slipped out of my wife’s hand and glanced off my head after I announced her new nickname.

No more caffeine for her!

Though I  think most Baby Boomers still feel young mentally, our bodies are starting to sing another tune.

In about a month, I will no longer be a sexagenarian.  That always seemed like something of a misnomer to me anyway.  It was the only group I have ever been a member of that had “sex” in the name and I had to wait until I was 60 to be in it.

In lieu of being called a septuagenarian, after my birthday my age-related adjective of choice will be “superannuated”, which, like sexagenarian, sounds way better than it is.

 

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Our neighbors in healthier times the day my head suddenly burst into flames at Branson Landing

 

 When I was young I was called a rugged individualist. When I was in my fifties I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then and I’m labeled senile.  – George Burns

 

 

 

Author: ABoomer

Baby Boomer, Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Hiker, Biker (Non-motorized variety), Walker, Oregon Trail Historian, Reader, Road Tripper, Lover of Nature, Believer in God & the Power of Faith & Prayer & John 3:16

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