Thursday, January 13, 2011
Happy Birthday Roger!
It's not yet noon and I've been flooded with birthday wishes from family, friends and, of course Peacemakers!
I don't know how many of you knew it was my birthday, but I wanted to say "gracias!
(I've never gotten so many "old man"s and "viejos"!!!! but I guess they're apropos).
Here are my big plans to celebrate another lap around the sun:
I got up before dawn and watched the sun rise from my treehouse (still under construction, just began building it day after Thanksgiving),
marveled at the brightness of Venus,
read some passages from "Vox Clamantis en Deserto" by Edward Abbey,
drank a lot of coffee,
walked the kids to school then walked my dog,
brewed more coffee,
put mariachi music on my stereo, turned it up loud,
began working on a set list for the January Jam (requests anyone?),
checked e-mail, voicemail, texts; found lots of Happy Birthday wishes,
wrote this "gracias backatcha!!"
Later I will likely:
finish the set list, send it to the rest of the band for input/approval,
work on cover art for the new album,
have lunch on a patio in the sun somewhere close-by,
only briefly debate whether or not to enjoy a cerveza and/or margarita,
read some "Don Quixote" in the treehouse (still haven't finished it...the book or the treehouse),
find an open field and kick the soccer ball around for an hour or so... probably solo,
work on the treehouse,
have a nerf-gun battle with kids after school,
enforce/help with homework,
watch the sun set from the treehouse,
...don't know after that....
....light candles, burn incense, try not to weep from gratitude in public, etc., etc., etc.
Another good day.
I hope yours is marvelous, too.
Muchas gracias and
Peace be with you all,