I went in for my annual checkup, today. The Doc kicked my tires and checked my oil (blood pressure was thankfully not that high).
Against the preferences of us both, I reminded him that my - er - tailpipe and muffler assembly had not been checked in several years. So, cross that off the list, too. Urgh.
To all guys 40 and over - you know the drill. Have your prostate checked. That is all. Your doctor may not bring it up (it's not what he hoped to do with his morning either), but you should.
I'm also having my cholesterol checked. There must have been some real spiritual grace that came to me through Lent this year, as I was consistently able to maintain a healthy approach to food, and as a result lost about 15 pounds. After Lent, I slipped back into some old habits, and have gained some of this weight back. I need to get back to my Lenten discipline and pray for more of that grace.