Here Comes the Big One

In one day I turn 60. Other than the aches and pains I feel 44 1/2. What have 60 years been like for me? My onion is showing its layers, and my ears, nose, and toes are longer in the tooth. I am not so excitable as I use to be but a real son-of-a-bitch if I have to be. I like the thought of going out but I enjoy the fact that I am already home.

My boys are all young men now, and the last two are approaching independence. Two have moved out; one is in college the youngest is leaving for a two-week overnight 4H leadership training camp, so, that means the mice will play.

I can’t think of a better way to start off a new beginning at the onset of a new adventure than spending four consecutive days with my wife without kids or other responsibilities. I don’t know nor care what we do because we will be together, and that will be the best present of all.