Today is the day before my birthday. Tomorrow I’ll be 49, just one year away from the big five-oh! Yesterday, I was combing my hair in the bathroom, and just noticed that my hair isn’t just speckled with gray/white hair, but complete rampant with it (not that it looks bad – thank goodness I’m male, and can get away with that). Due to the condition of my feet and my legs, I can barely walk more than a mile before I’m in a great deal of pain. With all that, I know I’m getting older, but I just don’t feel old. My mind, and my way of thinking, are just as young as when I was in my twenties. So, I don’t feel old, but today I’ve been feeling a bit blah. I’m on vacation, I’m burned out on my various games, burned out (almost) on movies, and have no energy to do any of the various chores I know need doing around the house; and, this being my vacation, I don’t want to do any chores. So, all in all, I’m down in the doldrum blues. So. What do I do about it?
Well, my wife and son picked me up a birthday gift the other day, and though my wife has patience with me, my son has been very impatient for me to open it up. My wife wanted me to as well, but she knows that I’m not usually… mostly… sometimes… persuaded. My son, on the other hand, has been asking me several times when I was going to open it. Tonight, feeling as blah as I was, I decided to go ahead and open it. And I am so glad I did. Those sneaky little sneaks managed to get me something that not only surprised me, but immensely pleased me as well. My gift was a chibi Godzilla figurine collection. The both know of my love for atomic dinosaur and other kaiju, and this has totally brought me out of my downer mood. 🙂 So now, my chibi Gojira, Mosura, Gigan, Ghidorah, MechaGojira, and Destroyah are sitting around my computer and cheering me up.
So, the perfect cure for the doldrum blues is the love of my wife and son, and their impatience for me to open my birthday gift.