Happy Birthday To Lee

Today is my 46th birthday. Birthdays have this weird effect on adults. When you were a child, you couldn’t wait for your birthday. You would report your age in fractions and were more than happy to stand in front of a flaming cake while everyone sang to the happiness of the day you were born. Adults, well, some of us, become contemplative around this auspicious day. I know I do. I tend to think about my life and my accomplishments. Am I being the person I am meant to be or even want to be? Am I making a mark in the sand of time or am I completely forgettable?

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Never That Cool

It only comes once a year and this year is a big one for me. This 19th of December is my 45th birthday! I have this weird feeling that this is a very important birthday since this is the first time that I am noticing things I will never be able to do. At my age, there are a buttload of things I can no longer even attempt! At my age I can’t even do things like enlist in the army or even volunteer for a fire department. Not that I have any intention on doing either but when they deny you even the opportunity, you feel it. But let’s face it, the body goes, reflexes slow and my vision is just north of a white cane.

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Are You Ready?

Tomorrow, October 29th, is a day that should be celebrated throughout the lands with food, wine and great merriment. It should be an international holiday and revered as a day of peace and celebration. Aside from being the 302 day of the year on the Gregorian calendar and the birth date of famous Norwegian Speed Skater Johann Olav Koss and death date of Joseph Pulitzer, why else should we take the day off and commemorate this wonderful October day?

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If I Could Turn Back Time

Friday the 18th is a day that will be celebrated for a dozen decades to come. Aside from being the last school day of the year, it is also our son Bobby’s birthday! Bobby is six years old today. For a parent, the birthday of your child is bittersweet. You are so happy to celebrate the day of their birth and the gift they are in your life and yet you feel the twinge of sadness that your baby is one year older. Our Bobby is a big boy so it is already difficult to carry him or have him lay in your arms like when he was a baby. But before we get too maudlin discussing this we need to point out that tomorrow, the 19th, is Lee’s birthday! And since Bobby can’t really put together a whole post yet, Lee will write a post discussing her feelings about another birthday.

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