Perhaps the last few years have not been that easy and perhaps life since good old Gonubie days hasn't been that easy but all things considered I have SOOOOOOOO much to be thankful for; and in no particular order:
I am healthy and I thank God for that; at 47 I feel good am fit and still have all my own teeth. I am still considered good looking by a few (21 year olds - yeah right). Look we can't all be as good looking as Princey 007 but at least I beat the hell out of him at Super 15 Superbru each year!
I have my faith in God above who gives me hope in times of trouble and hope for the future in a sometimes despairing and sad world (hey I am a realist - sorry to all the optimists out there). I am not the best Christian out there but my faith is firmly in God above (Father, Son & Holy Spirit - just for clarity sake)!
I am not much for material things but I do have a lot to be thankful for; we (Sim1 & I) have a good business with so much potential and we have done (achieved) so many good things together even though with "blood, sweat and tears" in the last 12 years. We have now together ok mostly (Sim1) designed an awesome software system which could take us to another level and if so all I can say is well done Sim you deserve (see then you won't have to find a rich old man to "take out" - you can just do it your way1) everything that comes to you.
I have a nice car (Audi A1 - ok sim will claim this but hey position is 90% of the law), I have a stunning bike. Honda VT750S
but I find this does not really pull the "chics" like my last year random (for no reason at all) gift from Sim. This adds to my eccentric side as I zoot round Morningside side on my "Bigboy" hey I have a family member to keep up to - my Dear Aunty Joyce used to race (fast walk) around Morningside at all hours clocking up huge mileage. (I don't have time to walk)
I have friends (not many I am picky) old .....
and some "young and crazy" i climbed in the car the other morning to find a half drunk whiskey & water glass "stolen from Hops" standing in the console. I had to laugh and just thought "welcome to Casey's world" ....
then i also have a stunning little home, which house my children by day and us by night ... my 2 little "joys"
Tiffany - my little "girl"
& well then her younger brother ... alias "Al-queda" "Bin :Laden" "No damit No" but born Kingston!
I also have a real child .... one of the main loves of my life!
My prayer for you is that you have an awesome high school career (just like you had in junior) you have your mom's talents and your dad's determination - with the 2 you will do well.
so actually i have enough to be thankful for on this day ....
I also have a personal trainer and back at gym this year so that is cool Jaco (i post this pic just for you chics ok - look he just hooked up again a week or so ago so "taken" but look he can't really hang onto girls for that long so he will be on the "market" soon) so mate thanks we going to get into it this year. Jaco has also become a friend and someone who I can off-load to when I work out (just for the record put on 10 kg's of pure muscle in 2014 - so PT do work and are worth every cent). Jaco just so that you know it takes a lot of effort to talk while you being "jagged" by a wanna-be seargent major!
ok girls so this is for you ......
I also have a life coach (just like you Sim "Rory") except mine is a pro and comes at about R750/hour. Ok look I haven't met him yet we meet this Thursday and his job is to make me a nicer person (got his work cut out hey!) ok serious Sir I hope you help me add to my virtues and help me through my insecurities (i promise I will work with you and not against you - even though I may be schizoid) all that I ask is that I don't have to lie down on a couch, can we please sit like on normal chairs or coached and just chat and can I please have a still water please each session (I reckon at your expense!)
so all things considered I have a lot to be grateful for ......
so i hit a bit of a "speedbump" a few days ago and to be honest i probably (i speak figuratively) put the speedbump up and then rode down the road at 180 and crashed so I probably have myself to blame. Sometimes in life you need to hit speed-bumps to slow you down to notice the beautiful things on the side of the road.
When I slow down I see am a very lucky person apart from being born with "ten fingers and ten toes" (ok the 4-6 combo on the feet is a bit odd but still 10 hey) ..
and the most beautiful thing I have in life is my soulmate, lover, best friend, etc
also my fiance - ok love now I know I haven't asked you to marry me yet but look its not the sort of thing you "just rush into" but who know one day when we can fill a church we will make a plan. (we will find a small church)
Angel you are my life and my world! We "have holes but we carry on" We have had our ups and our downs but we still make an awesome team.
You spoil me like today I got coffee in bed (ok i get that every morning) english breakfast (wll egg on toast) and lots of gifts ..... levi jeans, KK something cologne & world cup rugby ex-box game .... so that was cool.
Then last but not least I got this - I haven't seen it yet it was just put into day. Was supposed to be a huge surprise but I "stuffed" that up ............. the water needs to settle so the pic is not that clear! And the cool thing is they came in twice a month to maintain it so you all don't need to pray for the "survival of nemo" it's out of my hands!
my very own sea tank with my very own 2 x NEMO'S
SO I REALLY WAS SPOILED! THANK YOU SIMONE FOR MAKING MY DAY SPECIAL AND I LOOK FORWARD TO A NICE MEAL TONIGHT AT THE MARKET WITH YOU. KIM PEARCE u SURPRISED THAT YOU KNOW HOW TO USE THAT PHONE (so was chuffed with your personal birthday wish call) & WILL MEET FOR A BEER (Just let me win at Back Gammon)
SO TO ALL OF YOU WHO SENT ME BIRTHDAY WISHES, THOSE THAT STILL WILL AND THOSE THAT DIDN'T (I am not very good with sending so you are just like me) ...
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! GOD BLESS!!!
and remember if I can teach you one thing
ONLY ONE A DAY!