The Last Day of My 50s

Well, folks, this is it—the eve of my 60th birthday. I’m going out tonight with family and friends to celebrate a mutual birthday with another family friend, and tomorrow…well, that’s up to Ben and Clint. Strangely enough, I’m not dreading the 60s, even though everything in/on your body basically falls apart. (It’s been doing thatContinue reading “The Last Day of My 50s”

Hodgepodge, Second Edition

Let’s see how this post turns out. A lot has been going on over the past couple of weeks and I don’t know if I can pack it all into a single coherent piece. But I’ll try. First of all, my birthday was last Friday. I’m 59. Only fifty-one weeks left until I hit theContinue reading “Hodgepodge, Second Edition”

Still Another Trip Around the Sun

My 58th birthday has come and gone, and it was a good day despite missing Will acutely. I got to go out to dinner with the family, and they made me a cake that they didn’t set on fire this time. I heard from all of my kids as well as my sister, who callsContinue reading “Still Another Trip Around the Sun”

It’s My Party

…and I’ll cry if I want to. Yesterday was my birthday. I’m 57. Late 50s now, and I haven’t the slightest idea how I got here so fast. I’ll be 60 before I turn around twice. My son Ethan literally almost set my birthday cake on fire with all those candles, which provided a brief burst of laughterContinue reading “It’s My Party”

I Can’t Drive 55

……but I’m gonna rock it, that’s for sure! It certainly started out happily enough. Will took me to Macy’s after Mass and bought me a bottle of my favorite perfume—my one indulgence in the cosmetics department. This stuff is wildly expensive compared with my usual Bath and Body Works scents, but it smells heavenly and stays onContinue reading “I Can’t Drive 55”

Another Trip Around The Sun

Well, this is it: in only a few hours, I’ll be 55 years old. Another trip around the sun completed……closer to 60 than 50, closer to 70 than 40, and WAY closer to death than birth. And in some settings and situations, I’ll be considered a senior citizen. I’m actually OK with that, but I thought life was supposed toContinue reading “Another Trip Around The Sun”