As of today I am sixty-two years old. I can honestly say I never expected to live this long. Most of my family is not long-lived, of course, they were all smokers, and I never smoked in my life. I did breathe second-hand smoke for forty-five years. Since then I simply do not allow smoking where I have to breathe. My mother was one month from her sixty-sixth year when she died of lung cancer. Dad lived to eighty but he quit smoking at age thirty-eight. Heart disease and everything else smoking causes took the rest of them. I am being treated for heart disease even though I have never had heart symptoms simply because of my family history. My brother had a heart attack at age fifty-two.
Richard and I were going to spend the day out running around but there came up a horrible storm before we got out. We had high winds and hard rains and I was glad we were still at home. The sky was very cloudy but we went to Elder-Beerman this afternoon because they had texted me a coupon for 50% off a single item today only. I used the coupon to get a new nightgown that was already 25% off, so the $44 nightgown was only $16.50 I also bought a new white cardigan sweater that was on clearance, $59 for $29.49. I lost a white sweater a couple of weeks ago when I left it somewhere. I quit shopping then because I don't torture Richard by shopping too much when he is with me. We then drove out Corridor G to have an early dinner at Panera Bread. We also stopped in Cabela's and bought a couple of pieces of chocolate peanut butter fudge (yum!). Then we came back home and settled down for the evening. Now here I am updating my blog and Richard is watching tv and playing Words with Friends on his phone with Audrey and with me. It wasn't a bad day at all.