It used to be that I really looked forward to birthdays, but after half a century the magic seems to have faded away!
No two days are ever the same for me, but as birthdays go, it was pretty ordinary.
I got up and walked the dogs for a few kilometres, then returned for breakfast and a freshen up, before sitting down to do some writing and a postcard design that I’d promised a client before 9am (delivered at 8:50am).
Throughout the day I received birthday phone calls and got dozens of Facebook messages; mostly from people I haven’t seen or heard from in a long time, but other than that it was a pretty normal Monday.
I had a bunch of jobs to do in the morning, which I actually got through pretty quickly, despite the interruptions, then in the afternoon I got stuck into doing some tedious web and computer related housekeeping. When my wife got home at 4:15pm we took the dogs for another 2km walk and had our usual afternoon a chat about the day.
After a half hour break, I set about preparing copies of my report for the Rotary Club Board meeting, quickly got changed, grabbed a beer from the fridge and headed over to the cottage for a 7pm start.
The meeting kicked off with jovial chat over a pretty ordinary pizza, before warming up to vigorous and seemingly heated debate over some very serious business issues. By 9:50pm the dust had settled and I was home by 10pm.
I brewed some tea and sat down with my wife to watch a bit of light entertainment on TV. She’d saved me a piece of pavlova, which washed down nicely with the tea.
Relaxed again, I sat with my iPad in my hands and caught up with the latest happenings around the world before we headed to bed just before midnight.
It is a lucky thing Christmas is only 42 days away … but who’s counting! 🙂