Well that's what I think these birthdays are like. Once the holes appear you have to treat the wood. Toxic party of chemicals to make them go away. Except once they make holes the wood is already damaged and the blighters have gone already.
My husband asked me if I would like a nice watch. I haven't worn one for many years, and I said I prefer not to. I asked if I was not on time for things. It's just another thing that irritates me to wear.
I said I had him, and he was taking me on two great holidays, and that was more than enough. I don't need more stuff. We will also get to see my family this summer so another 'gift'.
I have only just got over being fifty, I think sixty will be much better. The Chinese say you get to Sixty and start again. I love this idea.