The older you are the deader you are

It was the beginning of June and the sunlight was strong and filtered through the trees so soothingly. I never wanted it to end.

I have a cold. It’s not too bad but annoying enough.

I contemplated waking up when the sun hit the horizon at 5:12. I wanted to experience it all!

But then my alarm went off and I rolled over and slept for another hour. Then felt guilt all day long.

Which peony was best? It was exactly one week before my birthday. I couldn’t believe I’d be __ in one week.