Thursday, December 30, 2010
Rant #414: The End of the Year As We Know It
It's the end of the year as we know it ... and in spite of everything, I feel fine.
Yes, I have had pretty good health this year, and I am happy for that.
Over the past few years, I have had some vision problems, have had my gall bladder removed --on my birthday in 2008--and have had doctors tell me that my cholesterol level is up.
Due to stronger medication, watching my diet a little bit more (well, my wife watches my diet more than I do), and some other small changes, I am healthier now than I was a year ago.
However, I am probably still not where I should be. I am overweight, and still have a penchant for cookies of any kind, a failing I have had since childhood, as depicted in the pictures accompanying this rant. (God, was I ever really that young?)
I don't have the vision problems anymore, although I still have to be checked every couple of months for any reoccurrence.
What I am saying, in a nutshell, is that I am good to go for 2011.
I think that things are looking up as I enter my 54th year on this planet.
Sure, I still have tension and stress, but maybe things are going to get better.
But I have to feel positive. If you don't feel positive, how can you face another dreary year?
I'm a believer, as the song says (by the way, happy birthday to Michael Nesmith and Davy Jones, former Monkees born on the same day to different mothers).
Maybe I'm a daydream believer (notice the Monkees reference again), but I think 2011 will be a good year--or at least better than 2010 was.
So here's to 2011.
Yes, I am playing the lottery this week, and hope to win a bundle.
If that happens, that will make 2011 the best year ever (or 2010, since the ticket will be bought this year).
But even if that doesn't happen, I look forward to the new year.
It should be fun. See you back here on Monday.
I will let you know how the year is going for me then.
Posted by Larry at 4:25 AM