I'm So Busy

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Don Sivertsen--too busy to die

I’m So Busy

I’m so busy I don’t have time to die.

This takes some preparation and planning.

First, you have to have an illness. I fight that off every year with flu vaccine and vitamin C.

I noticed it takes me longer every year to get over it. Flu is just one of the those hurdles we must jump to keep on living. And I do have a desire to keep on living.

I have so many projects undone. I have another house now to heat and to maintain with an endless list of to do jobs.

I belong to the Toastmasters and two writing classes. I have lady friends to take out for lunch and an unfinished book to write.

I think with all those modern medical procedures being available, I’ll just hang around for a while.

I just don’t have time to die! I’m having too much fun.

Don Sivertsen is in his early 90s, is a lifelong resident of Western Washington, and has two published books Laughs, Luck & Life https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IFN4DD8 and Don’s Heart: Medical Marvels Happen at All Ages https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076ZR66RG.

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