Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bonus year

Three days ago I celebrated my 52nd birthday.

Today I celebrate the end of my first bonus year.

One year ago today I had a quadruple bypass. Since then my life has changed in significant ways, and yet it hasn't changed at all. I'm the same person, doing the same things, in--mostly--the same ways. But I do everything now with a sense of my own mortality that I didn't have before.

No great epiphanies here, just the observations of a guy who spends too much time sitting on his ass writing and not enough time exercising.


Carol Kilgore said...

Happy Birthday!
And here's to many more bonus years for you!

Now get outta that chair and move it, buster - hup - two - three - four!

pattinase (abbott) said...

I am so glad for the things that didn't change. But take a walk.

sandra seamans said...

Happy Birthday, both real and bonus!! I'll second the ladies. Go for a walk, we need you around here.

Michael Bracken said...

Yes, ma'am!

Yes, ma'am!

Yes, ma'am!

Terrie Farley Moran said...

May God bless you with many many more healthy birthdays.

I will add to the chorus--take a walk twice a day.


Kevin R. Tipple said...

Happy birthday--TWICE!

Kevin R. Tipple

Graham Powell said...

Happy birthday, and here's hoping for many more.