Ahhh, I am getting into the venerable age group. I'd like to say that with getting older comes more wisdom, but that seems to just be something the senile ones tell themselves so they can avoid being called crazy.
So far today, my children have tortured and made fun of me. My wife ruined one of my favorite Johnny Cash songs (bonus points if you can figure out which one) and my sister and family have called to make fun of me some more (yep, all those years growing up don't seem to count any more). The only good thing is how frustrated my wife is getting by all the calls from people who only call to talk to her, for today only, not wanting to talk with her but with me...tee hee.
Anyway, when it's all said and done, I am lucky to have great family and friends who remember me and remind me of all the smiles we've shared and of all the ones to come. It's been pretty low key this year (highlight being having some time to dedicate to working on the basement...), but still very nice.
Thanks to all...
I want to make this clear - my birthday has been low key because I wanted it that way. Working on the basement IS what I want to do (and the family has been wonderful about helping). Fact of the matter is, I am old, tired, slow and no longer able (or willing) to get off the porch much. I am lucky to have a wonderful family and a great life - which is all that I ever want. Thanks to all who make life this much fun and lessen the need for anything else.