The older you get (I’m not as old as Ian but much older than Ben) the more I think you spending thinking around your birthday. Life is perfect, I mean when someone asks ‘what do you want’ for your birthday and all you can think of is a few books and maybe some new clothing pieces – it’s not bad. Despite the fact that Ian is significantly older than I am (he’s racing 40-44) he’s beating the snot out of cancer and I worry more about the apples congregating in my yard than I do about his cancer – that is good. My family is healthy and all I can really complain about are my yet-to-be healed blisters. Microsoft just gave me a new job as a Sr. Analyst that will enable me to work from our home 100% of the time. This means more time with my family (except for the 1 minute commute downstairs) and being a good analyst and a few extra minutes to spending doing quality workouts and getting better recovery than I would in an office environment. Greta just started a new job with a great commute on the TIburon/San Francisco ferry – 20 mins on the water and she walks 1 big block to her office. The girls are doing great and are happier than ever. Despite the fact that the economy is a mess, gas is over $4 and we’re at a war – I lie in bed at night and have to smile. It’s all good.
I haven’t exercised in weeks (3 I think) and will start again once my feet are all healed up and I’m ready. I’ve been drinking some wonderful French and Californian wines, and spending the extra time: sleeping, sailing, reading, eating, being social and most importantly being with my family and friends! Greta even mentions that she LIKES ME! Hopefully the change of jobs and a good off season will make The Lorpeedo even more formidable in 2009.