Sunday, January 6, 2013
The day after....
Last year I did a "Post Birthday" blog entry over on my general purposes blog. This year, I'm doing it over here...mainly to prove to you all that I am writing! :P
Anywho....yesterday, the fifth of January, was my birthday. No fanfare was expected (being so close to Christmas and all), though I was pleasantly surprised at all the birthday wishes I got from my Google Plus pals and Facebook friends. I turned the "big" 4-5. I figure that, these days, that's about middle aged......right??
Much to my wife's chagrin, I wanted to just spend a quiet day at home.
No visitors. No family. No friends. No real reason for it save that we've been doing an awful lot of running around, of late (granted, with good reason), and I just wanted to hang around the house.
We did venture out to go see the newest James Bond flick, Skyfall, so it wasn't a complete day of being a hermit.
For my birthday dinner, my wife made some of the best lasagna I've ever tasted. Hands down. She totally outdid herself and I was glad I had the chance to hoard it all :) On the other hand, she made the most jacked up looking cake I think I've ever seen. If you don't believe me, take a look for yourself, below....
Not that it really mattered, it still tasted awesome and that's all that matters to me.
A lot of times, on my birthday, I think about the past year(s) and wonder where I'm heading. This year was less about reflecting and more about just being thankful.
I have a great wife, family and extended family, some good friends (even though they're 1,000 miles away....literally), and live fairly comfortably. Do I have everything I want. No, of course not....there's still that little matter of jet-packs I was promised we'd have here in the future....but, on that score, I'd be willing to wait for a flying Delorean.
Anyway, I'd still like to do something with writing, maybe drawing. Making a living from it would be just icing on the cake. I say that knowing you'll never be able to get the images of my birthday cake from your mind :D
Last year was a good one and I think the upcoming one is going to be even better.
Tune in Jan. 6th, 2014 to see just how so......