It is my birthday today. I played hooky from work.
After I dropped the boys off at school, I stopped at a car wash and gave the mini-van a badly needed cleaning.
Then, I went back home and signed onto my computer to check things at CHFA (my current client). Nothing needed my attention, so I let them know I would be out for the day. I worded it "I'm going to save you some money today" rather than saying "I'm going to blow off work today." I think my way goes over a little better.
After sending the email, I headed out to the health club. Wednesday night is my night to go to Bally, and I knew that with gifts and cake and stuff chances were high that I would not get to go tonight. I worked out for about two hours, burning over 2,000 calories on a couple different cardio machines and lifted weights for about half an hour. It is hard to get in good workouts like this now-a-days, and it was a great feeling to get one in today.
After the workout, I went home again. I checked things at CHFA again. And loaded GPS coordinates into my GPS unit and headed off to Mt. Falcon park. It was such a beautiful day for a hike. I got to a couple of geo-caches, but just getting out was wonderful. I spent a little over 4 hours in the park. I hiked about 8 hours and spend a decent amount of time just sitting and looking at the wonderful views from the top of Mt. Falcon and listening to nature.
Now, I am home. The kids and their mom just arrived. They are wrapping gifts I think. I even get some cake tonight. I'm such a lucky guy.
Happy Birthday to Me.