Let's start with Josie this week since it is her birthday week. Happy B-day Josie! Her writing prompt is:
What an appropriate topic this is for me this week. The reality is that I am now paying the price for not taking care of my body properly over the years. No, I do not smoke or drink but I also do not exercise regularly and/or eat properly. I also am trying to be all things to all people. Being up at 5:00 AM getting the kids ready and out for school leaving me in my office at 7:30 AM until about 8:30 at night just to come home in time to get the kids to bed and collapse myself. Add in two weekends where I had conferences to attend and I am/was asking for trouble. I used to be able to work this kind of schedule for a three month stretch and make it easily. Nowadays, I need some relaxation and sleep or my body goes into rebellion (as it has). It even does enough to scare me (an unenlightened fool most often). I guess this really is a sign I am getting older and perhaps not wiser.
Now it is Les' turn and funny enough her prompt seems to be an extension of Josie's. The topic for the Tuesday Coffee Chat is...
"What would be your Last Song?"
The song I would to listen to would be one about leaving no regrets. I want to think of myself as a person who has left all his cards on the table. I don't want to die meekly but rather in a 'Blaze of Glory.'