Well, I have survived another trip around the sun, another tick on the calendar, another fun and exciting year. I was born in the middle of a thunderstorm, on my paternal grandfather's birthday, a good number of years ago today.
I have long ago passed the point of there being more yesterdays, than tomorrows, and that is okay. I have had a lot of grand adventures, a few frights, a scare or two. I have made a few mistakes, but I have done more good than bad. I have had more joys than sorrows. And I have learned from all of this. It has formed me into the person I am today, wrinkles and all.
I arrive on this day, happy, relatively healthy, about the same size I was last year, a little bit better off. In the past year, we have sold the other house, consolidated two homes into one, fallen into a comfortable rhythm. I am starting to enjoy some of the perks of young old age.
What will I be doing today? Working, the office needed to schedule an important meeting, and this was the first date in August that all of the critical people could be there. So I will be there.
What will the next year bring? A trip or two that are yet to be planned. We talked recently and are leaning in the direction of someplace we have not been, rather than revisiting past destinations. In the office, change is on the wind, and no one is sure what direction the wind is blowing. I want to work a few more years, though doing so is becoming less and less critical. One way or another that will work itself out. Refinement at home, one remodeling project is schedule and materials are arriving (there was a toilet in the hallway when I returned home one afternoon.) Another year, will put me a year closer to the end, I will do my best to fill it with goodness, happiness and adventures.