The theme for this week’s WordPress.com Daily Post Photo Challenge is Path. As I think back on 2016, my sabbatical stands out the most. Having 3 months off work allowed me to focus on time, which might be our most important, yet undervalued, resource. Once time is gone, it’s gone.
Also an appropriate theme as I turn 37 today.
Slept in until almost 11. I can’t remember the last time I was able to do that. It’s my birthday and I’ll do what I want to!
My schedule for the holidays this year is busier than usual.
- Friday – Party in Mount Pleasant with friends.
- Saturday – White elephant Christmas party at my sister’s house.
- Sunday – Christmas party with my Dad’s family.
- Monday – Christmas Eve at my parent’s house. Crab legs for dinner and gift exchange later.
- Tuesday – Christmas with my Mom’s family.
- Wednesday – My 28th birthday.
- Thursday – RECOVERY!
How does your schedule look?
On this day in 1979, I was brought into the world. Damn, I’m getting old!
You may have noticed a lack of personal updates here at the MDV. Seriously, there really hasn’t been much exciting going on, but here’s what I’ve been up to the last couple of days.
This morning I woke up and jumped out of bed. I ran over to check the calendar on the wall. Sure enough, today is January 30th. I forgot to call my sister on her 23rd birthday! FUCK! It was still before 10 a.m. and I knew she wouldn’t be awake yet because she had told me about plans to go to the bar. I finally called her at around 12:30 and of course she gave me the shit. Good thing she was just giving me a hard time and said it was no big deal. Phew! I guess I’m not the only one who doesn’t care about birthdays anymore. We get older every day of the year, not just one.
So in Heather’s honor, I’m baking brownies right now. When we used to live together, she used to bake and cook for me, so I figured I’d celebrate her birthday on my own. Or maybe that’s just an excuse so that I don’t feel all weird about baking. Either way…they are going to be good!
To me, a birthday is just another day in the year. Nothing all that special, except that you are officially a year older now. Today I’ve hit the quarter century mark (for the slow thinkers out there that means 25 years). Man, I’m getting old! At least my car insurance will go down and I can rent cars without getting raped by the extra $25/day fees. I guess the next thing I have to look forward to is a senior citizen discount.
It’s funny how we want to grow up so fast as kids, but as we get older, we want time to slow down.