Lookin' Good at 58

Saturday, February 7, 2009

50 Years Today

Well here I am close to 1am after a night at work home sipping on a beer. I don't know why but I am happy and relieved to be 50 all at the same time.

This morning I woke up at 5am thinking back over the years and wondering how I managed to cram so much in what seemed like no time at all. Today I was nostalgic , then at work tonight I felt like I was counting down New Year's Eve. I was actually getting myself a bit too worked up inside. I wanted to make 50.

All I want is really about 5 things in my life from here on in.

1. Good health - without that you got nothin.'
2. Continue having fun and being a good Dad to my two boys.
3. Be thankful that I have a wife like I do.
4. Build up my teaching so that I can continue having a positive impact on people.
5. Write a book one day about things.

Eventually I would like to wait very part time. I am getting tired of it. It has been good to me but mentally and somewhat physically it does take it's toll.

Today we are going to the Science Centre and then out to a nice dinner buffet. The wife and my two sons.

So there you have it. I am tired from tonight so off to bed I go. With teaching and waiting have had one day off in seventeen. I am off Saturday so as to celebrate.

Good night......and thanks to everyone who has made these first 50 years a trip for me. I am eternally grateful.

12 comments:

Sous Gal said...

Happy Birthday and thank YOU for writing here. I always know when I visit here it will be fun, interesting and educational.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Sous Gal...thanks so much. I try my best to make it interesting. Your blog is quite interesting as well I might add. Thanks again!

MikeTheWaiterDotCom said...

happy birthday, steven! I've enjoyed your cyber writings for a while now and wish you the very best. remember....there's nothing more important than the children.
peace, mTw

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Mike...thank you and yes you are right. The kids are the most important and glad I spent the whole day with them and of course my lovely wife too.

manker said...

happy bday... a special breakfast for you if your travels ever take you here to Montana . There's always room at the inn :)

gp in montana
http://www.fishcreekhouse.com

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Manker...welcome and thank you for the birthday wish and I will definitely check out your site and who knows I may end up at your place to take up your offer.

Manuel said...

hey steve I hope you had a great one! and here's to the next 50!

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Manuel..it was great! They even had a birthday cake for me at work tonight and that has never happened anywhere before. Thanks again.

bulletholes said...

Happy Birthday, Steve-a -Rino!

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Bulletholes..Thanks buddy.

banquet manager said...

Uh oh...I'm catching up to you good buddy. Happy birthday. And many more.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Banquet Manager.. I am thinking you are in your high 40's.Thanks buddy. Enjoy your posts.