Baby, it is hot out there! My car thermometer has been reading over 100 every day! Summer is officially here! My yard is looking good, but needs more attention and with the heat, it is so hard to get out and work. My favorite pastime has now almost become a chore. As I get older, I seem to be unable to tolerate the heat as I could when I was younger. I guess that is the price of middle age.
There is much to be said for middle age though. Lots of things change, some better, some not so good. Your body doesn't cooperate with you as it once did and somehow, I keep finding pounds I would prefer to leave where they are.
The good parts of middle age, in my opinion, most of the time, outweigh the bad. The kids are gone, the grandkids come to visit, and your daily responsibilities are not so bad. You can eat when you want, sleep when you want, and generally be lazy or productive, your choice. You have more time to do things that you want to do, as well as more time to give back to others. I do more things at church now, see friends more often and can help my children with more things.
I think I like middle age.....