Weekly Recap – August 1st, 2014

It’s been a long while since I posted a Weekly Recap. In all fairness to myself (it’s good to be fair to yourself every once in awhile), I’ve been spending a lot of writing time on Wolf’s Tail and other fiction.

Tomorrow is my birthday. I don’t have anything special planned; at least not special in the sense that I’m jumping out of an airplane. Just something like a nice dinner and watching a movie or two with my wife, but I enjoy nice dinners and watching movies with my wife.

As a kid, I used to wonder why my parents never got as excited about their birthdays as I did. Hitting thirty-six this year, I’m getting it. I don’t mean to make birthdays sound all bad. They’re a good reminder that life is short and we’re not growing any younger. To state it more eloquently, they warn us that we need to sh*t or get off the pot. Sitting there just makes our legs go numb.

One birthday I’m very excited about is my son’s. If the daily (and nightly) punches and kicks are any indication, the little guy is ready for an upgrade and should be right on time. Mom’s cozy studio apartment isn’t cutting it anymore.

Anyway, I wish you all a pleasant and safe weekend!

 

-Phillip

0 thoughts on “Weekly Recap – August 1st, 2014

  1. Happy Birthday! I celebrated mine last weekend, and I’m with you on the “they warn us that we need to sh*t or get off the pot” part! I hope your day is wonderful!

    1. Thanks Candace! Happy Belated Birthday to you as well!

  2. Happy Birthday Philip. Hope the day is a good one. Good dinner, watching movies is great. Maybe next year you’ll look back at this one and never understand what you did without the little one. I know I have.

    1. Thank you John. I have a hankering that you’re correct about the little one.

  3. Happy Birthday Phillip! I just had one recently myself. Boy, they come faster and faster. Enjoy!

    1. Thanks Jill. Happy Belated Birthday to you! Seems like there have been quite a few around this time of year. And you’re right, they do seem to come faster each time!

  4. Happy Birthday, Phillip! As my husband (now in his 60s) would say, “I’m just happy to have a birthday.” 🙂 I’m so glad that your wife and son are doing well, and that your son is readying to arrive on time. How exciting for you both!

    1. Thank you Marie. I like your husband’s way of putting things. 😉

  5. Happy Birthday, Phillip! I share the same lackluster attitude toward my birthday. It’s just another day. Just think – on your 37th, you could be watching your little guy take his first steps! Now there’s a thought. His birthdays will be the memorable ones for you now. 🙂 Looking forward to that big announcement! Gah!

    1. Many thanks Gwen! I’m really excited to celebrate Angus’ birthdays. The announcement will be here before we all realize it. 🙂

  6. Happy belated birthday Phillip! I see no need for birthdays now. The kids are far more fun – you can bounce, dance, run round and you get to play with lego! Who needs grown up birthdays.

    1. Great points! No more lame, grown-up birthday celebrations!

  7. Happy belated birthday, Phillip! I also used to wonder why my parents weren’t overjoyed on their birthdays. Now I know why. . . .

  8. Happy belated birthday! I totally get those changing views on birthdays, having had a few more than you. 😉 Just think how different the next one will be, though, with young Angus there to share in the day!

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