Estil 1,143 Member · Posted March 22, 2020 Share Posted March 22, 2020 So, the day I've been long dreading is now here. I would've never figured though we'd have anything like this corona virus and all this self-isolation happening. So on this day, I officially become over the hill...today I turn, "gulp*... FORTY. Yes, I'm already at least half gray, and yes I don't have nearly the sexy trim figure I had when I was oh, 21 or 25 or so, but to be honest I don't really feel all that different for the most part. I mean I still do pretty much the same hobbies, like the same food...my wife claims that I have matured some over the years but I'm just not seeing it. With this whole virus thing going on, there's just not much room/feeling for celebration though. Traditionally my grandma gets me Pizza Hut for my birthday (plus I go to her house every Sunday to play 800 Rummy, have pizza or chicken/fries together with her and my aunt, plus while it's cooking I get to work on a jigsaw puzzle...if anyone does those anymore). But now with bordering Illinois going on full lockdown, I imagine it's only a matter of time before my state, Kentucky, is next. So who knows if I'll even get to go to grandma's anymore for quite some time... And I know you guys thought I was nuts when I first mentioned this, but I don't even feel right getting anything but basic necessities right now...indeed I was so relieved and grateful when my Amazon package arrived with four bags of my kitty's Purina Cat Chow Indoor to help ensure he has a good reserve supply of it. With all these people struggling just to find (not afford, find) basic needs I just don't feel right buying any luxury things (such as they are) while this is going on. If anything, this is helping me appreciate even more and better enjoy the things I already have to keep me busy (video games, baseball cards, World Book/Britannica yearbooks, local newspaper archive and so on). My wife unfortunately has had to be in a nursing home about 40ish miles away but I do appreciate very much that not only is she in good hands with the staff there, but especially that we can call (and occasionally Skype) as much as we want without racking up expensive long distance charges like you would a few decades ago. So yes, I've now reached one of the major milestones in one's life, with all the very mixed feelings that go with that, and me and my wife's 15th anniversary will be here in a few months as well (June 17). I only wish it was all under better circumstances. 1980 (birth year) crowd indeed... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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