Sunday, March 11, 2012

It's almost the middle of March, I'm almost 45

March brings with it a lot of important things.  Spring breaks for the kids, the weather usually changes for the better, racing starts, and I have another birthday.

I'll be 45 years old this month.  That is some serious mileage on the old platform.  While I always welcome another year, I am feeling the years and mileage more than I ever have.  There are challenges that I have never had before and to be honest I am worried.  Well...I always worry, thanks to the queen of all worry warts, my mom.  This is more than Mom's gift of dynamic worrying, however.  It's real and I feel every hour of my age each day.  Good thing I'm not going on 90 because that would be a LOT of worrying.

Our Tour De France trip is not going to happen this year.  As excited as we were about this once in a lifetime vacation, things just ganged up on us and we're not going.  Of course, we will make the best of the situation and try for a different kind of holiday, one that will include our kids.  What sort of parents would we be if we didn't take them on a horrendous family vacation?

Good things?  Yes.  My lovely wife is doing her thing for US Bank.  She is an excellent example of someone who cares about her job and her clients.  I wouldn't hesitate to tell any of you to see her with your investment needs.  My job with Big Shark West is just amazing.  It's quite simply the best job and job experience I have ever had.  I highly recommend that everyone work at a job they love if the opportunity presents itself.  Hanna is playing USAV volleyball and has made major improvements this year.  Her overhand serve rocks, yeah baby!  Tyson is playing basketball, and while he may be small, he can rock that court.  Today's game put their team in a tie for first place in their division.   And Eli just made Power Math at school.

Whatever happens in life, you have to hold on to the good things.  Because they are there.


Dan said...

Come see us!

Chris N said...

Good one for me to read today. Thanks for the positive spin, TK. I hit 45 in November & feel ya in the aches & pains department. But, if we weren't feeling it, it would likely mean we are living sedentary lives. It's a good kind of pain!