Tomorrow I turn 58 but I can assure you that this does not distress me and that I am more than prepared to turn this age. It is only a number, after all, and you are the age that you feel you are inside and inside I still feel very young. I feel that I've got many more years of productive living inside of me and I am planning on living for a long time. I just hope none of my parts give out before that.
I am celebrating my birthday in a small way with some company and cake and presents so the day won't go by unnoticed. I am going to do the groceries first thing in the morning and pick up something nicely baked and decadent at the bakery. I will just have to make sure that there isn't any whipped cream in it.
Today, during a short break in my volunteer work, I mistakingly thought I could drink a small glass of chocolate milk. I certainly very quickly found out that it was not a good idea and that there is a reason why I'm off milk products. If there was any doubt about having to do this, there isn't any longer, and I will continue to be very vigilant that none of them pass my lips again. It was a hard learned lesson and it would have been funny if it hadn't been so unpleasant.
On the way home on my bike today, I thought I was smart by taking a short cut through a little street that I hadn't tried before but suddenly I found myself in the pedestrian zone and there were all kinds of people walking there. I had to get off my bike and walk it to where I actually had to be and could get on it again. Strike that one up to experience. I do try to outsmart the street arrangement of the downtown area. It's a challenge to try to find another way to get some place. You think you can go anywhere on your bike but there are limits.
To celebrate the arrival of meteorological autumn, I had a big bowl of pea soup for lunch. Not that it was all that cold outside but the slant of the sunlight is different and there is a crispiness to the air. The soup tasted very good and I had none like it in a very long time. I shared none with Tyke although he did look at me with big begging eyes. This treat was too good to share. Besides, I don't sit by his bowl when he eats in the morning.