Well, now, a decade down the road and things are going to be different. Or, so I hope. If you're following me, you must realize that there is another milestone birthday in the pipeline and it's rapidly approaching. I do not intend to make my own cake and if the flu hits, I'm heading for a hotel. The way I figure it, this is possibly the last milestone that will allow for frivolity. The next one, I may simply choose to ignore. Time will tell.
So. Here's the plan.
On my "list" of things I considered for celebrating, the word "challenge" came up more than once. For my seventieth birthday, I want to be challenged. I want to celebrate all the things that I have done to change my life. I want to reward myself, just this once, for good behavior, for good choices made, for kicking a few potential health problems in the butt. If this sounds self-absorbed, I could not care less. If checking off one thing from that list of life's to-do's is what I will have ta-done, then I will consider this coming birthday as the best ever. Please, God.
For this birthday.....drum roll......
I'm taking a walk. A very long walk. In the Spring. After flu season. After snow season.
Not the entire stretch Just the last 111 kilometers. Just a week. Just because.