Revelations of a Boomer

As I march into boomer-hood, changes surface. Tell me I am not alone in these realizations!

1. Real cooking for one is not worth the mess it makes.

2. For occasional snacks at home I invest in designer paper ware.

3. Matched socks are overrated.

4. TV viewing is a waste of time and definitely not worth the stiff joints from all that sitting.

5. I miss talking on the phone; I used to be a master phoner.

6. McDonald’s has lost its appeal. Guess I don’t need fast food with the disappearance of fast life.

7. My current cat is the weirdest of all who have ever adopted me. Too much conversation to suit him, perhaps.

8. There are some older- people shoes in my closet, but I am not ready to wear them.

9. Image still matters; dressing for my age doesn’t.

10. Classic rock truly ROCKS! So does John Denver and I don’t care if you disagree.

11. I don’t use my desktop ever, and my laptop seldom; an i-phone does it all, and I don’t really know what ‘all’ entails!

12. I would thoroughly enjoy the company of my parents now.

13. I loathe/love technology most days.

14. For those with triskaidekaphobia, one more. Sorting supplements into those ginormous pill boxes is the epitome of aggravation. I gave it up. Bottles are fine.

Life has offered me an amazing array of experiences, and I appreciate the chances to pick and choose as the mood strikes. But some things never change! Like what, you ask?

I say, NOTHING tops hand-dipped chocolate ice cream as a hot-weather treat and as a gateway down memory lane. Still plenty of time to enjoy a cone in the serene days of late summer along with magical memories of ice cream truck bells, trying to devour a triple decker cone before it melts to an elbow, then running through the sprinkler to wash it off. I savor the season as lightning bugs, butterflies and hummingbirds leave us. The awesome- ness of autumn awaits.

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About gleefulee AKA Teresa Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making passionate, lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. Now totally retired and looking for my summers to be full of fun as well! Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still very much a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content contributor for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist for our local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.
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