@matigo Exactly what I was thinking. 😂
@matigo Well, by then I'll be 65. I rather hope my health holds out long beyond that age, but there's no guarantees.
When your domain manager emails you to advise of price increases on ".com" from tomorrow so you renew for 9 years. I'd forgotten about that - and it looks rather weird (possibly rather optimistic) to have a next renewal date of February 2031!
@variablepulserate She was probably at least 10 years older than me. The friend who died 6 years ago was younger than me - she was 46. And a friend the same age as me has just been diagnosed with advanced cancer. Heck, my best mate’s younger sister (50) has stage 4 cancer and is in year 4 of survival when the 5-year survival rate is about 5%. She’s on some new treatment and is beating the odds for now, but who knows… She ain’t gonna make old bones.
I’m doing my best to use these as reminders to live life as best I can. Who knows when our time is up. And, of course, all my other friends/family are still here - but that’s not how the brain sees it, is it.
August keeps on giving. Not content with being the month in which both my parents died (4th & 28th), and a good friend (27th), yesterday I found out that another friend died suddenly on Friday.
@variablepulserate Yup. Not particularly gastro, but a very nice place I’ve been to loads over the years - The Olive Branch.
Brother is visiting today/tomorrow, with my nephews. "Boys' weekend" with permitted addition of me and Poppy. Looking forward to seeing them again; they came down in June but we didn't do much as it was over 30°C. The weekend is much more comfortable. This afternoon we plan to go for a walk in some local heathland, take flowers to our parents' resting-place,then over to the lovely town of Wimborne for a mooch around and some dinner. It's a very dog-friendly town - even the cat charity shop were happy to welcome Poppy last time I was there.
@variablepulserate A USB stick with all your favourite music on it. I know what you mean, I hardly watch actual TV or listen to the radio any more. Watching or listening to news programmes is so damn depressing.
@streakmachine Me too. As it stands, China has discovered just how easy it is to bring the world to its knees. As have other potentially malicious actors - but China can do it with consummate ease. It’s scary.
@matigo I know - though we’ve spent most of it shut away in lockdowns here. Still, every day she makes me smile. That’s worth a lot.