Wow, I was a little grim last week, no?
I’ve always been dark around my birthday, and was expecting this year to be more of the same. And yeah, the couple of weeks leading up to it were a pretty consistent pattern of down and downer. So I was very surprised about yesterday.
First, gorgeous day. Beautiful. Caught the ass-end of a sea lion playing in the water off the seawall outside of work. Had a remarkably productive and fun day at the office (very unusual) and got the nod to take off an hour early. Woo!
Jeff bought me my iPad last week, so that wasn’t the thing of it- it wasn’t how much he bought so much as how much he did for me. I told him late in the day I was cutting out from work early, and Jeff still raced home to clean the entire house, do the laundry and the dishes (if you knew him you’d know this is a HUGE deal) and on top of that, bought and wrapped a birthday present AND had a cake waiting for me. Again, if you know Jeff at this point you’d want to do a DNA test or check for a head injury. I completely love him for who he is, it’s just who he is isn’t usually as great at birthday stuff as he was yesterday.
Anyway, after a slice o’ cake and a sit we went out for dinner… We had a pleasant wander around downtown, and passed like three different TV and movie shoots, before stopping at The Elephant & Castle for dinner and beers. So very good.
I was planning on going skydiving this weekend – something big (and expensive) to celebrate my birthday and/or laugh in the face of mortality and/or distract me from said mortality and birthday…
Not necessary. Got my guys and my family and my home and a fantastic life out here on the edge of the water. I couldn’t ask for more.