It’s been a rough year in the land of Ace Backwords

I feel like I’ve aged 10 years over the last year. It was one of those years. Where I took a beating.

Lately I’m tired and exhausted most of the time. I can still walk 20 or 30 blocks in the course of doing my business. But I often have to stop and rest a couple times between blocks. And if sit for a long time, I sort of have to hoist myself to an upright position when I try to stand up. My legs are getting weaker. It’s just a fact of life, I guess, as you push into your 60s.

I also start to covet that “afternoon nap.” I got that penciled in on my schedule most days. It’s like a granddaddy thing. “Time for my afternoon nap.”

I remember the days of my youth when I had boundless energy. Those days are gone.

Sometimes I think: “Growing old isn’t a sin. It just feels like one.”

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