About the Beatles…

I was never a huge fan. They came in on Elvis’ heels and kind of usurped his popularity. I was jealous FOR him. But…there are some of their songs I like. “Yesterday” is a beautiful, haunting song and “Hey, Jude” is about as different as different can be. The one that’s been running through my head for several days is “When I’m Sixty-four“.

When I get older losing my hair
many years from now
will you still be sending me a valentine
birthday greeting, bottle of wine
If I’d been out till quarter to three
would you lock the door
Will you still need me
Will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four

You’ll be older too
And if you say the word
I could stay with you

I could be handy mending a fuse
when your lights have gone
You can knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday mornings, go for a ride
Doing the garden, digging the weeds
Who could ask for more
Will you still need me
Will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four

Every summer we can rent a cottage on the
Isle of Wight, if it’s not too dear
We shall scrimp and save
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera, Chuck, and Dave

Send me a postcard, drop me a line
stating point of view
indicate precisely what you mean to say
yours sincerely wasting away
Give me your answer fill in a form
mine forever more
Will you still need me
Will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four

John Lennon/Paul McCartney

The midi is a kind of a hokey rendition but the only one I could find on the WWW. The reason for all this is—one month from today I will be 64. One year away from Medicare, two years away from retirement. It’s kind of scary, seeing as how I have already lived half my life. The first half has gone very quickly. I’m sure the second half will go even faster because the world is spinning out of control.

I had a hard time getting up this morning. It was after 2 am that I really got to sleep. I’d gotten up and soaked in the tub for 15 minutes along about 1:30 and pretty much died when I went back to bed. In spite of the fact that I’d unplugged the heater to the bed when my DD and I were visiting and forgot to plug it back it was still warm enough. I was reluctant to get out of it this morning and was late to work (not to mention no exercise).

1 Month Away from 64 Raw Food

29 ozzies grapefruit juice
36 ozzies banana/blueberry/Bartlett pear smoothie
24 ozzies banana “mylk”
2 tomatoes, 1 cucumber
24 ozzies OJ
2 mugs garlic lemonade
2 Bubbies pickles
1 small salad of romaine, tomato, cucumber, kelp noodles, dressed with cashew dressing

Today was lovely which was twice as nice since I was elected, again, to go to the bank and post office. Seems the assignment is sorta backwards. I should be the one to go and another person could back me up. Especially since I don’t hate to do it.

JuicerMy Oster 3183 from eBay came. I have a spare! I’ve been in fear that my old faithful would give up the ghost, quit working and I’d have to go back to manually juicing my citrus. This one had to be cleaned up a little but it was no biggie. I used my existing pitcher and reamer and tried it out with my OJ. It works!

I was finally able to get some rays. I sat in the sun 10 minutes this morning and had my lunch outside for a total of 40 minutes. Wonderful!

My friend seemed unsure of when she’ll go back to the nursing home. Like everything else, we’ll have to wait and see. One of my oldest and dearest friends came in to see both of us just before I left for the day. It was a relief to get out. Even though I came in late and left early, I felt like I’d put in about a day and a half.

I signed the papers to redo my mortgage. My interest went up but not drastically. I can handle it. I would have preferred the other direction but I don’t control that. Upshot is, I’m proficient at signing my name if I wasn’t before. I asked the officer if she knew how many pages there are that require a signature and she said no. Then I asked if there’s anyone who reads everything before signing. She said yes, one person, and that person also asks questions. That’s done for another couple of years. It would be nice to have a windfall and be able to pay it off and not worry about it. I still have that free scratch-off ticket I haven’t picked up. Hmmmmmmmm.

I brought in greens to wash and haven’t gotten them done. Too late now. I’m going to bed. Good night!

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