In three months, ninety days from today, my personal calendar will scream at me: OLD TIMER. Today, in preparation for eligibility, I signed up for Medicare. Yikes!
I remember when my parents had to go through the red tape and rig-a-marol. Thank goodness for computers. Still confusing as ever, but I did it. Now I might tackle all of the buttons on my I Phone.
I am feeling mixed emotions: a bit melancholy, very grateful that I have lived this long and am healthy and do not have to take prescription drugs. I am sad because I have lost so many friends, and so many friends and family members are suffering from cancer and other debilitating illnesses including paralysis.
I feel like I am standing midway in a tunnel...looking over my shoulder back at my past. I also feel as if I am looking forward, ahead to what's yet to come and making the most of the rest of my life.
My bucket list includes kissing that little baby boy growing in my granddaughter's tummy. I would also like to escape winter by heading south. Bill and I have jokingly said we will just hop in the car and travel North, East, West, South.
Nobody is promised tomorrow, and although I have plans and dreams, I can only live for today, pray for those in need and help those I can.
What I have learned is that a smile offered is usually returned, and being kind to everyone is a necessity for peaceful coexistence. Today I plan to give away smiles.
You know what would really make ME smile? If I heard from Blue Mountain Arts, the company that has been shopping my verse for one year (this month) in a greeting card test market. Send some good vibes, will you?
Spring is in the air, almost 50 degrees today. Oh and it is school picture day.