Wednesday, August 06, 2008

That's a lot of candles!

Warning: Poker content=0%

I’m 33 years old today. I’m not sure where I thought I’d be at 33, but I’m very content with where I’ve ended up.

Taking stock of my life…

Good column:
Handsome, funny husband who truly loves me.
Healthy son.
Positive (but not perfect) relationship with my parents.
A handful of smart, interesting, funny friends.
Nice house (with lots of potential).
Great job that pays me well.

Needs work column:
Weight is too high.
Fitness level is pretty weak.
Health isn’t ideal (kidneys)
Don’t spend enough time with friends.

The weight and fitness issues really go hand-in-hand. I’ll be starting Weight Watchers again once Henry reaches 6 weeks, and by that time I should be ready to get more serious about adding activity into my program. I really have no excuse, since we have a treadmill. And while improving the weight & fitness issues won’t eliminate my kidney disease, getting healthier will minimize the impact on my long-term health.

The friend issue has always been a tough one for me. I find it very hard to grow and maintain friendships. This year I’ve met some amazing people, but I find it hard to deepen those casual friendships. I also have some wonderful, loving people in my life, but I don’t make the effort to communicate with and spend more time with those people. Changing that would have a huge, positive, impact on my life.

Overall, I’ve got a great life and I’m happy. Not too shabby for 33.

Happy Birthday to me.


BamBam said...


Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday dear PokerTart.
Happy birthday to you!

Meeting and seeing you two every once in a while this past year, is definately on my "highlights" list.

All the best and HUGE ((((HUGS))))

Instant Tragedy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY oh tartette.

Hoping the next year is filled with non cracked aces, plenty of sleep and laughs from mini-tart

All my best


katitude said...

Happy Birthday from the Yukon!!!!!

Hope it was a great one :-)

I'm the same way when it comes to friends, bt now that we've re-met, I really want to keep in touch. How about a visit before I go back to school? LOVE to meet Henry :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday.

Better late than never I guess.

Looking at the inventory of your life, it looks pretty good. You have a lot to be happy about. Having met you a bunch of times, I can say with all honesty, you deserve every bit of it. You guys are two high quality people and Henry is lucky to have you as parents.

All the best in year 33.

(Fun fact: In religion, the number 33 has the meaning that good will always triumph over evil.)