Thursday, May 05, 2005

Reflections on the Day

PAYASITA UPDATE: Heavy stuff.

I say this with as much humility as I can muster. Today is my birthday. I'm 29. I don't want to talk about it.

So Jethro got another job proposition. A friend's brother is an MD who is also a DC. He wants to open a chiropractic practice somewhere towards Galveston (Brighton country). It would mean we would get to stay near our families and not have to move across the state or the country. This is definitely a good thing.

But it's a long-term commitment. I know most would consider me crazy for worrying about the stability factor of a long-term, somewhat lucrative job prospect, but for some reason, I do.

I had this crazy thought in the back of my mind that Jethro could take advantage of the oil drilling in ANWR and we could move to Alaska for a few years. Blue collar workers hurting their backs as far as the eye can see. Plus I'm sick of the heat. And Gwennie and Emma would make the most adorable little snowbunnies.

I know. I'm insane. While Jethro's been in school, the possibilities seemed limitless, so the thought of starting our new life exactly where we are now almost seems like a bit of a letdown.

I feel guilty for even thinking these things. We are lucky and I know that. But sometimes you just can't help wondering what it would be like to just pull up anchor and float.

23 comments:

Angi said...

I wish you a nipple pinching, orgasmic birthday! 29 is nothing chick, trust me. I'm closer to 39 than 29. lol.

Trashman said...

Happy Burfday. I don't think Alaska is a good idea. There are so few attractive women you would be hunted like a baby seal. And it would be hard for Jethro to karate someone while wearing a big bear skin coat.

Cigarette Smoking Man from the X-Files said...

Snow bunnies aren't quite so cute after 8 or 9 months of winter. Minne-snow-cold is bad enough to make me SHUDDER at the thought of Alaska.

I'm actually considering Cali at the moment...

Michelle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! I hope you get all you want (see Angi's comment :)) Hope you have a great time tonight!

Jammie J. said...

Happy Birthday, Zelda.

I don't have any help to offer you on your speculations and reflections. But I would like to say, on this here birthday of yours, that I enjoy your blog. So, thank you for sharing yourself with us. :)

ALa said...

I was 29 too....yeah, so it was four very long years ago...but none-the-less...

I hear ya with the 'feeling anchored' thing' --now that The Man's business is really begining to establish I feel as if we will be here forever...

...but this is not the day to think of these things! This is the day to eat good food -have some great wine and take more Boobie pics for your site!!!(You have a sitter right?)
;)

Happy Birthday Girl! Have a great one!

Zelda said...

Angi - Thanks. I expect nothing less! And you know I'll let you know how it all goes.

Trashman - All your cons only make me want to go more. :-)

Cig - My rational mind knows of what you speak, but when the weather starts getting humid, my thoughts turn to the North.

Michelle - Thank you so much.

Jeanette - Thanks very much. You are a funny gal and I live for your comments.

Ala - we have to meet up one of these days.

Boobabe said...

Happy B-day Zelda. 29 is a great age!!! I'm approaching 39 in July but I'm ok. Actually at this point I no longer have birthdays, I have anniversaries. This will be the 10th anniversary of my 29th birthday. hehe

Hope your day is as much fun as you are. Don't forget to run around in your birthday suit!!!

tinyhands said...

I tried to txt msg you earlier with birthday wishes, alas it failed. Love you lots!

Restless Angel said...

Happy Birthday Zelda!! Hope you and Jethro have a good night :)

micki said...

Happy birthday!

You might try just a state or 2 north rather than that far.

Kristin said...

Happy birthday babe! I'm still 29 too! Think of all the oil refinery workers Jethro gets to work on HERE! Been to Alaska, it sucks, honest.

Jack said...

Happy Birthday, Z.

Inanna said...

Happy Birthday Zelda... okay, its just now is 12:00 in Texas... I made it~!!!

Jay said...

happy birthday, z.

people in alaska get a stipend to live there from the government. they also have really high rape rates and you pay $5 for a gallon milk. i say go brighton.

Zelda said...

Boo - I'm as old as my grandma has been claiming to be since she was 29.

Tinyhands - I've never received a text msg in my life. I'm just not up on it. But thanks for the birthday wishes. Love you lots too.

restless angel - we did *grins wickedly*

Micki - Thanks. If I can't go to Alaska, I don't want to leave TX.

Kristin - Thanks - That's good to know about Alaska.

Jack - Thank you.

Inanna - You did indeed. Thank you.

Jay - Thanks. I've also heard there is a huge meth problem up there too.

Jammie J. said...

*little happy squeal* Really? Zelda loves me! Zelda loves me.

Err, okay, maybe not love. But likes. Heh.

Angi said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Restless Angel said...

Happy Mother's Day Zelda! :)

Michelle said...

Happy Mothers day Z!!! Hope you have a great day!

fleece said...

Might be late but...Happy Birthday Zelda!

Brighton said...

Happy Birthday, Happy mother's day, and YEAH!! You can come live in Brighton Country!! There are three houses on my street for sale, just sayin'.......

Inanna said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY ZELDA!