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Birthday thoughts

April 30th, 2006 at 05:09 am

You might notice that the age in my bio went up a notch.

Today was a rainy day in Seattle, which I love (I'd better!). I got paid yesterday. I've got Monday off (little quirky benefit of the workplace). I worked out today. DH treated me to my favorite Szechuan place that we can walk to.

Time to get philosophical. If you can't get philosophical on your birthday, when can you? Yeah, yeah, any other day.

I've learned in these last couple of years money-wise, and in these last couple of months health-wise, some strange little paradoxes:

You may decide to transform yourself in a flash, but to radically transform yourself you have to have to use the least radical of tools - a routine that you follow slavishly. Pay yourself first; 90% of everything is just showing up. Smile

Any purchase can be considered frugal if you can afford it, and you use the dickens out of it. Its frightening the amount of money I spent on the trainer and the gym, but to my defense, my attitude is that "I've bought it, I'm using it to the utmost." I've only cancelled twice, and my trainer has cancelled twice. I come in ten minutes early to warmup so to use the trainer's full hour. I bought her time after all.

Contentment is like peripheral vision; its never straight on. After the workout today, I waited for the bus. I walked to the bus stop in the pouring rain - which nicely washed the sweat from my hair - and as I waited in the overhang by Macy's, feeling my muscles still warm and loose, I ate a delicious breakfast bar. All my needs were met and I was content.

9 Responses to “Birthday thoughts”

  1. retire@50 Says:

    happy birthday

  2. LittleGopher Says:

    Happy birthday! Good philosophizing - you said it well!!

  3. PrincessPerky Says:

    Happy birthday!

  4. carol Says:

    Happy birthday.

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Happy Birthday!

  6. robex Says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope it's the first day of a wonderful year for you!

  7. flash Says:

    Happy birthday. Remember, you will NEVER be old, because you will always be a year younger than ME.

    Hope that didn't come out narcissistic


  8. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I was camping...but I still want to wish you a happy (albeit slightly belated) birthday!!!

    I have a feeling this year is going to be a good one for skinny ol you!

  9. Tejas Nayak Says:

    Hey I liked the free emotional writing unbound by any bondages on mind. Wish I could write that open-minded literature

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