1/6/2013: Senioritis

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Mr. Virgo and I have "senioritis". We're in between the work-a-day world of earning and the retirement years of enjoying the fruits of our labor. It's worse than high school! At this age, you want to just go outside and play. You want to have milk and cookies and a nice nap. Mr. Virgo has a coupled of years on me and he works long, stressful hours so he is more than ready for the change. that is one of the reasons I've changed my course. I'd like tot pave the way and create something we can do together that would be lucrative.

I suppose it's a good thing we don't know what the future holds for us. I went to visit my former father-in-law in the nursing home yesterday. He's nearly 90 and has always enjoyed an active life even though he worked hard and never really took a vacation. When it came time for him to retire, he became a caregiver for his wife with Alzheimer's. She passed away a few years ago so he's been on his own, puttering around the house. He has macular degeneration and is severely hard of hearing. When I was starting to leave yesterday, he tearfully kissed me and told me how much he appreciated my visit. And it broke my heart. We just don't know. Is that what we are going to face as we head into our last decade or two? Are we going to go through an extended illness or go peacefully in our sleep? Again, it is a good thing we don't know or why would be bother?


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