Tuesday, June 3, 2008

On Wednesday, I'm 52

Tomorrow (as I write this) I will turn 52. I'm still alive, I'm still kicking. I will return for that black belt in my 52nd year.

I was so stressed out today, from work and from dealing with a stressful person outside work, I thought I was going to fall over. But I survived.

I have to travel on my birthday for work, ugh. But my wife and daughter will join me a day later and we will take a mini vacation in Florida. With luck, the new alarm system will keep our home intruder-free while we're away. On Monday, I'll be back in grappling class.

I thought life would get easier as I got older. It hasn't. But I've got my family, I've got my health, I've got two titanium screws in my leg bones that I didn't have before, plus an ACL that is probably stronger than I give it credit for.

Osu, all you fellow martial artists.

Hang in there, all you fellow ACL folks.

10 comments:

Steve said...

Happy Birthday!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday, Bob! You are an inspiration and I am proud of you. I will be at your balck belt test this year cheering you on to victory and sobbing when you receive it.

E

Michele said...

Happy Birthday!

Hack Shaft said...

Congrats on advancement in the age ranks, now to finish that martial art advancement...

Happy Birthday, Bob!

Blackbeltmama said...

I'm a day late, but Happy Birthday!

BobSpar said...

Thanks, everybody!

Thanks, Elizabeth, somebody's got to sob when I get that black belt, so I'm glad it will be you instead of me!

An extra bit of good news: We went away for three nights, and no intruder--the alarm system (or whatever) kept him away.

Eloria Serenity aka Paula said...

Happy b-day and by the way as you requested, Japanese swear words:
http://www.youswear.com/index.asp?language=Japanese


Take care,
Paula

Anonymous said...

I'm late but best wishes.

BobSpar said...

Paula, thanks for the link; wow, that's quite a website!

Thanks, anonymous, whoever you are....

:-)

Rhea said...

We have the same birthday. I turned 50 this year. It went fine. Not much angst at all.