After escaping the clutches of Paul Bunyan on Sunday, yesterday was a day filled with chores. I had several errands in Detroit Lakes, and in the afternoon my financial planner made a trip up to Tamarac to visit me at my rig. I was surprised she wanted to drive all the way from Mankato, but it turned out she has a cabin in Alexandria which isn’t that far away. Her biggest question was, “How much longer are you going to continue as a full-timer?” As usual, I didn’t have an answer other than as long as I can. I think such uncertainties bother financial planners.
This morning I had a call from daughter Robyn wishing me a happy birthday. She asked if I was doing anything special for the day. I told her that yes, I was. I had to take Emma to the vet in Hawley for a heart worm test so I could get some more tablets for her. She was not impressed. Some days, that’s as exciting as it gets.
Emma got a clean bill of health, and that’s a pretty good birthday present in my mind. The vet asked if I had any concerns about her. Just one. Will she ever calm down? The vet thought she might by the time she turns 14! Oh boy. Seven more years to go. I hope I last that long so I can see it.
After they finished working today, John and Bridget came over bearing a gift. I haven’t had a birthday cake baked for me in many years, and John was the one to do it!
They know I like a glass of cream sherry in the evening, so he baked a pecan laden cream sherry bundt cake. It was very moist and delicious.
I brought out the vanilla ice cream, and we enjoyed this special treat out at the picnic table with the marsh in the background. They had also sung happy birthday to me on their way to work this morning. You sure couldn’t ask for nicer neighbors! Thanks to both of you.
Another year has gone by, and I really don’t feel any older than I did yesterday. However, I do have to admit that physically, I do feel older than I did when I began this full time journey. Sometimes it isn’t easy growing old, but at least I’m still seeing the grass from the right side. Tomorrow the item that I ordered for myself as a present is scheduled to be delivered. Care to guess what it is?
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy