Brown, Blond, Gray

9/23/20 Wednesday

I turn 48 tomorrow, and am excited about it for three reasons:

1) I’ll get to spend the day with my son, which was a 50/50 shot considering our current parenting plan. Nothing will make me happier than an evening of cupcakes, candles, balloons, a kitty cat, and watching my boy’s favorite show with him on a big fat couch.

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2) I feel really good considering… I’m getting older but am in pretty good shape, definitely in the “I’m not as good as I once was but am as good as I was once – once” category. I play hard until I sweat and my muscles burn, but please let me sleep in the next day..

3) Learning to appreciate life – thank you to friends, family, and the good lord above. I’m lucky to be here and for the chance to experience the world and see my dreams come true, little by little and one at a time, often in the most unexpected ways.

Author: Rainey

after-the-rain.org What started out as chicken scratch notes on the back pages of my boat’s logbook has now grown into a blog. These words and images help me cope with a loved one struggling with mental illness, and they help guide me through divorce, and the process of moving on. Thanks for reading along as I learn about life the hard way, do the best I can for my son in my new role as a single dad, and find weird similarities between restoring an old blue water sailboat and putting the pieces of my own life back together. Come check out my story and feel free to say hi!

11 thoughts on “Brown, Blond, Gray”

  1. Oh my goodness! You are a babe (in age and looks of course). 48!! A very happy birthday to you. I hope you have a wonderful day today full of joy and fun. In my 51 years I’ve learnt it matters not one iota how we look but rather how we feel within. I get the impression you are at peace, looking forward to the future, content, grateful for each day and for each lesson learnt. I can’t think of a better attitude to embark on your 48th year. Here’s to you getting better with age like a good wine. At least, that’s what I tell myself every time I raise my glass. Any excuse!! LOL! Mxo

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