Today confirmed any wild, crazy notion that I may not have any “youth” left in me. I think I have just crossed over into that area where it all may go downhill from here. Have pity on me. . .this territory is new to me, but I will battle it to the very end. Coming off a 59th birthday only 6 short days ago makes this more real than ever. . .
I woke up very early today as usual, working on the internet until sunup and then running a couple of errands before returning to “Osa Mountain Village’s South Florida Office” and getting back to work. I stopped at Starbuck’s for some morning Joe and it appeared that a few people stared and snickered. Didn’t think much of it. . .this has happened before. I may have had a big, “NAS”, ( “Now a Senior”) tattoo plastered on my forehead. . .or I may have forgotten to zip up my fly. . .just don’t know why they were all staring at me.
I stopped next at WalMart for a few last minute stocking stuffers and dropped something on the floor. I looked down and noticed immediately that I was wearing two tennis shoes that did not match. . one was white and one was gray. Wow. I have done this with socks, but never shoes.
Reality set it instantaneously. . .I had NEVER had a senior moment like this. . .ever.
I had a full shopping cart, but left it in the produce area and ran quickly out the exit and straight to my car.
I am home now and have the cold sweats just thinking about what just happened to me. Was this just one of those crazy moments that slipped in or is this the beginning of the end? I’ll let you know. . .