Wednesday, the 20th, was my 70th birthday.
I'm not saying that in an effort to get presents (Note: I won't turn any down!), but because I'm still in a state of denial. There is no way I am this close to having inhabited this earth for a quarter of a century ! Seven decades seems like a very long time--just 10 years short of "four score" ala Gettysburg Address.
Oh, I'm not complaining--I'd much prefer to be here than not! Why?
Well, there are advantages to turning 70:
I no longer have to go to work every day.
I have now officially earned the right to scrape by on Social Security and my paltry pension.
I no longer have to provide official certification that I am eligible for "senior citizen discounts;" my wrinkles, white hair, and creaky knees are right out there for all to see!
I still get invitations to join AARP; although you have to be 50 before you receive your first solicitation, apparently there's no cutoff point, and I will continue to receive those enticing invitations to buy "final expense insurance" until I no longer need it!
Looking on the brighter side:
I am now old enough to say and do whatever my mood dictates!
I now can join in on senior games!
Menopause is a distant, dim memory--as are most things!
Every day is "Casual Friday!"
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So much for my 70th birthday!