Monday, February 28, 2011

Birthday...or non-birthday...??

Well I'm home today.  I took the day off to be away from work on my birthday - non-birthday really as I don't have one this year.  My birthday is Feb 29 and I won't have an actual birthdate until next year.  I'm 47 today and proud of it. 

It is nearly 10 am and I'm not dressed.  I'm not sure I'm getting dressed, it seems like a stay in the jammies day but I'll have to see how I feel.  My plan for the day is to work on writing things.  I worked for a while yesterday on organizing things.  Today I may continue that trend.  There are two more steps I want to go through before I feel like my writing is organized the way I want it.

I also have several projects I want to work on.  They are screaming at me for attention.  I may just put in earplugs and work on the one manuscript that has consumed me for months.  I'm taking a day to do what I want.  I slept late - sort of.  I was up late and I got six hours - not much more is needed typically. 

Normally around my birthday I write in my annual journal.  This journal is one where I set aside my daily grumblings and commentary and look at life.  In the past I've written about my childhood memories or the events of the past year.  It varies.  I'm also not always great about writing exactly on my birthday but I grab the journal and set it out so it reminds me to do it.  This year I'm not sure what I'll write on.  Nothing profound comes to mind.  My year has been fairly uneventful.  Although Ken and I are coming up on our 30th wedding anniversary.  Maybe I'll do a review of our marriage... have to think on that...

This journal is a summary of life for me.  It isn't the daily grind journal I carry with me. It allows me to look at the big picture.  Before I start a new entry, I go back to read what I've written in the past which I don't normally do in my daily journal.  It is very much a reflective journal for me.  It helps me see patterns in my life and think about what those patterns mean. 

In all I hope I have a quiet and calm day off.  I hope the chaos of the political scene stays at bay and I can allow myself these moments to enjoy and recharge my batteries...

2 comments:

  1. I usually have a devil of a time posting here because it won't allow me to log in most of the time, but I wanted to try and mess with this thing long enough to wish you Happy Birthday!! You youngster, you!

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  2. Thank you... Youngster huh? Well okay - I'll take that because sometimes I feel like a youngster... :)

    I'm sorry you have a hard time posting - you can always just email me... :)

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