I envy you being in the "second-to-last" stages of living... thinking of all that I have in the coming decade scares the living sh*t out of me. My eldest sons is giving me fits, but I hear that's par for teenagers. The younger two, they're not so bad most of the time.
Work is work. I am looking forward to May 2010 when the education handcuffs come off and my eldest (fingers crossed and all the powers of God summoned) graduates from high school. I don't know what I'll do in that year, but it will be something good, by golly! While driving to work today I saw a guy sitting on the side of the road in an "advertising truck" - have you seen these? He gets paid to sit, during rush hour, and read the paper and have coffee. I thought to myself, surely I must be doing something wrong... I want HIS job today!
My husband turns 50 this fall. He seems closer to retirement than I ever will be... maybe I should speed up my savings & paying off so I can retire at 52 with him. A girl can dream.
I envy Alex and his wife, Dody, who are now empty nesters and have a plan! Someday that will be mine too... until then, a girl can dream!
Go Alex! 52 months and counting!!