Monday, February 01, 2010


In the last 14 months, I've broken both wrists and lost my mother. At this point, I'm just happy to be alive and well. I consider it a privilege to have reached the age of 61 today, even though that's a relatively ancient age for a blogger. :)

I must confess, though, that not since I turned 21 and was old enough to vote and drink did I ever think the day would come when I'd actually look forward to getting older. But, with a dental bill of over $2,000 due this week, and bills for my two wrist surgeries and for my post-surgery home attendant still yet to be received, I'm actually looking forward to turning 65 and having Medicare pay most of my medical bills.


Blogger Larry Lennhoff said...

Yes. I was confiding to my boss on Thursday that I had actually considered changing jobs to get a 'life event' that would let me add more money into my flexible spending account. We need universal healthcare, preferably via a single payer model. I have stopped referring to the US as a civilized country - between the mess in the Senate and the lack of universal care I don't think we're first world any more.

Mon Feb 01, 10:41:00 AM 2010  
Blogger Larry Lennhoff said...

forgot to click on the email followup box

Mon Feb 01, 10:41:00 AM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Universal healthcare?! Don't hold your breath, Seth. :(

Mon Feb 01, 12:23:00 PM 2010  
Anonymous Too Old to Jewschool Steve said...

Happy Birthday, and many happy returns!

Mon Feb 01, 04:11:00 PM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Thanks, Steve! I do occasionally have to be reminded to stop being Ms. Gloom and Doom. :)

Mon Feb 01, 04:23:00 PM 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Shira.
I'll be catching up with you in the spring!
BTW, they really welltrain the tech support folks for our Internet provider.
They always congratulate me on my young attitude and voice. ;~D

Mon Feb 01, 11:25:00 PM 2010  

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