Not Much Longer

8/27/09 at 10:46 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

In a few more minutes I’ll enter my sixth decade of existence.  This one has been the most difficult, as father time has caught up to me and my physical skills have deteriorated.  It’s by the grace of God that I have not been in a car accident in the last few years, as my vision has declined and I feel a slight loss in concentration for the task-at-hand.  I try not to groan too much when sitting down, standing up or (the worst) squatting/bending down to pick up something.  I suppose getting rid of the chubbiness would help.

Yeah, ain’t it fun reading about somebody’s griping about their ailments?  I hope the Obama health “scare” program does not add to my woes.  I have much to be thankful for, though I wonder how I can find the energy to chase after a 5 and 6 y.o. every day.  I feel badly that I don’t have the energy to keep up with them, but I try to love them as best I can.  With my 11 y.o. son I get to live vicariously through his first season of football.  I can feel a part of me wanting to “strap it on” and knock heads – in reality any tackle football on my part would be very short-lived.

We will be entertaining both my mom and dad (divorced nearly 35 years ago) coming in from the Chicago area as well as my in-laws (nice people).  Kristal may have invited others tomorrow night, so we’ll see.  I don’t know if I’ll be asked to give a short speech (oh boy), but I want to be prepared just in case.  I have to remember to focus on the blessings rather than the what-ifs and woulda-coulda-shoulda.  When you get old the latter stuff tends to creep in.  Maybe I’ll save that for another post … not.



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  1. Happy belated birthday!! I hope it was a grand one.

  2. Thanks for your comment on my blog! That was very kind of you to take the time to encourage me in my parental endeavors. This parenting thing can be rather anxiety-producing, but oh-so-rewarding. You’ve inspired me to be OK with feeding the girls a few more PB&J sandwiches (they’re my personal favorite, anyway!). Thanks again for stopping by – hope to “see” you around again! (Oh – and isn’t Tony Woodlief the best?!)

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