Jumping for joy; it’s Martin’s 66th birthday ….

Hi, friends and readers:

It’s my 66th birthday today, and while getting old is not that much fun, I feel grateful that I am still here. After all, I have lost several loved ones in recent years, but I still soldier on despite the way I abused my body with alcohol and drugs in my youth. I’m healthy as a horse and I still enjoy life.

To be honest, though, 2017 has been the worst year of my life since I was in my early teens because of my breakup with my partner of seven years. I’ve felt depressed and lonely so many days of this year, but I am determined to restore my spirits with the passage of time. I’m not the sort to feel sorry for myself.

I treated myself to some extra sleep this morning, which I needed after attending a very nice wedding yesterday. I don’t normally drink alcohol before five PM, but I did yesterday and I was feeling it this morning.

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Now it’s past 11:30 AM and I drinking my third cup of coffee in an attempt to get myself in gear. Pretty son I will make myself a simple lunch, and then I’ll drive into the city to visit the YMCA for a workout and a lap-swimming session. I guess I could take a day off from exercising, but I actually enjoy my visits to the “Y” and the way I feel after my exercise regimen.

Believe it or not I have not plans for my birthday evening, but maybe I’ll visit my timeshare down the street for a swim in the pool and a soak in the hot tub. It’s a warm day, here on the island, so a swim this evening might feel good.

All right, everyone, I need to get active, so I will close this post by wishing all of you a wonderful Monday, wherever you might be today. And keep smiling. It’s important. 🙂

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