My excuse? I almost died a few years ago. While I was in the hospital, when it was still touch and go, I thought of what I would want people to say at my funeral, if it came to that, and what I would try to make sure they’d have cause to say eventually, if I survived. Things like “she was kind and understanding to all” or “she had a generous and loving heart” came to mind. “She had sixpack abs and a thigh gap” did not make the list.