Greetings from the nation’s newest senior citizen! Having turned 55 over the weekend, I shall now be driving slower, eating dinner at 4 p.m., and asking about senior discounts everywhere I go.
Okay, only one of those things is true. The senior discount is one of the perks of aging and I’m taking advantage of it when I can! Unfortunately, that won’t be too often since many businesses have upped the age requirement. Apparently they don’t consider 55 to be “senior” enough. (Do you think they were spying on me at the gym?)
One true benefit of getting older is that the accumulated wisdom starts kicking in, and you have a better understanding of what’s important in life. It’s easier to let go of past hurts and haunts and focus on each shiny new day.
Isn’t that lovely? I like getting rid of old nonsense. I’m all about de-cluttering, as you know.
My birthday weekend was very nice. It started with a not-really-my-birthday-supper at some friends’ house. Our purpose was to visit and to strategize for an upcoming house-sitting gig, but a menu that included steak and Giada’s Maple-Fig Ice Cream elevated the meal into celebration status for me! (OMG, if you ever make that recipe, please invite me over! So good, it’s worth traveling for!)
For my actual birthday dinner with family, I chose…burgers-on-the-grill. That’s something I don’t have very often, and it was easiest on all involved (long story). So we had burgers and the fixin’s–potato salad, baked beans, fresh-from-the-garden sliced tomatoes–and then Memaw presented us with a homemade banana pudding. Maple-Fig ice cream and homemade banana pudding in one weekend–can life GET any better?
I’ll celebrate with friends this week (one dinner, one lunch), and then life will return to normal. I’m ready for it.
I hope YOUR weekend was wonderful and that you’ve started your shiny new week unencumbered by any old nonsense. (You’re doing that, aren’t you?)