It’s my birthday again. Seems to happen every year around this time. Funny how that works. This is my first and hopefully last one in the midst of a pandemic. Last year we were still a month away from everything locking down. My wife’s birthday is four days before mine, so we generally only do one dinner out if we do one at all. Most years we just get our free sandwiches from Firehouse Subs Last year we went to a nice seafood place on the water since she was celebrating a milestone birthday. Two years ago for my 50th we went to a place in DC I’ve always wanted to try. This year will be back to our norm of not doing anything too exciting.
Here is my plan for my pandemic birthday:
I’ve been up for over an hour already. Had coffee. Read the paper. Watched All American.
Read for a bit this morning.
Take the dog for a walk whenever the blinds people show up to install the last of the blinds. i can’t believe my wife scheduled it for my birthday.
Get my free drink from Starbucks for an afternoon treat. Possibly also pick up my free pastry from Panera at the same time.
Find a movie to watch while drinking my Starbucks.
Maybe read some more while waiting for my wife to finish work for the day.
Not sure what dinner will be. Maybe a free Mission BBQ sandwich. Maybe a free Firehouse Subs sandwich. Maybe something at home.
Watch recorded TV shows until I’m too tired to stay awake.
Not a real exciting birthday. Normally the day off would be a good thing, but this year it will seem like every other day. Maybe next year I will throw myself a party.