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#SoCS – ‘Round Here


‘Round here, this lateness thing seems to be getting more the norm than the exception.

I’ve been thinking all day though, about how to start this post. And every time I thought about writing “around” but with the apostrophe instead of the “a,” I thought about how much I actually enjoy writing in an old man’s voice.

I actually wondered if I secretly wish in the back of my mind, somewhere where my consciousness can’t see, that I could be an old man instead of an … old-ish woman.

I don’t feel old. Unless you count all the aches and pains that have become more the norm than the exception. There’s that phrase again.

I like normalcy. I used to wish I had excitement in my life. Now, not so much. I must be an old man at heart.

I do still want to travel. I love going places on my own … Though last time I went to Japan, I thought it might also be nice to take my eldest son next time. I know he’d leave me on my own to explore, and I know he’d be okay doing the same. So it would be kinda like going with someone, but without the responsibility of having to do half of what they do.

Do old men generally like their independence? Hmmm …

Well, I’m dropping off to sleep. Must be bed time.

But tomorrow, I should be around.

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

17 thoughts on “#SoCS – ‘Round Here

  1. My dad sure liked his independence after Mom died. I could not get him to move to my city for nothin’. I think normalcy is something we appreciate as we get older, with a little travel now and then to remind us there’s no place like home.


  2. Doesn’t everyone value their independence? Goodness, Linda, you should take a wife. Then she can make all the arrangements and carry your crap and explain the menus to you. ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOL I joke, I joke, but only a lil ๐Ÿ˜›
    I do think taking your man child sounds good. Alone, but not alone.


  3. This old-ish man does enjoy his independence, but he also enjoys the company of the (not saying it) woman ’round here.


  4. Bonus points to you. Old men (speaking from experience) like independence with frequent interruptions by fascinating women.


  5. Have a good sleep linda! traveling sounds fun! I enjoy that, too!


  6. I think your just tired Linda ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’


  7. I think old men like to have women around to keep them company … and old women like independence, so they send the old men off to the ‘men’s sheds’ to keep them out of the way!
    Sorry, couldn’t help it … whether it’s true or not, that’s a story in itself.

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