Let’s tag this one as “Current Affairs” as my 39th birthday is something that only happens once, (today) and will no longer be relevant tomorrow. Thirty-nine seems such a ho-hum number, like watching the white number reel tick over on an odemeter before the next significant digit rolls in, a little excitement and anticipation because it’s almost 40 but, it’s not.
Since having kids, my birthdays have no longer really been important as I choose to celebrate each year’s passing with each of my children’s birthdays. It’s much more fun to celebrate someone turning six or making it to first grade which is so much more significant than adding another year onto 38 which seems so totally mundane in comparison.
After finishing up some chores around the house I’ll head into the city to visit with Mie and Dav so we can see the Scraphouse and then they’re going to take me out to dinner and a concert which I haven’t done in a while. Hopefully this change in routine will snap me out of the rut I’ve been in. I think it all has to do with not having Izumi and the kids around to crack me out of my one track mind which has been so totally focused on work. I do love my job and all but without family to distract, I tend to zone in on what needs to be done (which I should know is a bottomless pit).
It should get better. It’s the weekend, the weather’s glorious, I ate breakfast out on the back patio with the birds chirping in the garden (I need to mow that lawn) and I’m no longer on the losing end of a poker game (I think I only won two hands last night, pitiful!).
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