Friday, 22 April 2011

growing up

Well, now, this turning forty (yes. ME. FORTY!!!!!) isn't so painful after all. I mean, it was a great day!

My family and I ate Chinese, then after a flying stop at home where I learned I now have a job (squee!) I went to my book club meeting (Love those women. I am BLESSED to have them in my life.) where I was caught up in rolling, choking laughter and camaraderie and a lot of wine and flowers (two different kinds!) and a lovely pressy and so much fun,  plus munchies and cake. Then I came home to two wide-awake kids (who then had left-over birthday cake) and this morning?

Bacon, coffee, and more birthday cake.

Really, who could ask for more?

I'm not sure how I expected to feel about turning forty. My mother (who was not expected to live past her twenties) used to say she thought of every year as a gift.  I always thought by the time I was forty, I'd be settled, with kids and a husband and a great group of friends....

Oh, wait. I am.

And I'm actually really happy about it.

Here's to another forty.

13 comments:

Yo-yo Mama said...

I wish I had known it was such an auspicious birthday, I would have sent you a someecard with something really inappropriate...

Happy Birthday again! I admitted to being 40 - once.

Yo-yo Mama said...

Clarification: I admitted to being IN my 40s once.

Elizabeth said...

Happy 40!
I admit to being IN my 40's all the time.

patty said...

Happy Birthday!

Dawn said...

YAY! Happy Birthday!

sweetcoalminer said...

I'll drink to that! What a great birthday post. Many many many many more!

Emma said...

Happy birthday! And so glad everything's coming up roses! Excellent :)

Stomper Girl said...

Happy birthday Miss Jess and congratulations on reaching the big Four-Oh with style and grace!

Michelle said...

Happy birthday - glad you had a great day. And congratulations on your new job (what a great birthday gift!).

M&Co. said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Loth said...

Welcome to the club, Jess. Anything worth having in life is better as it matures, I tell you!

Trish said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a perfect day.

And congratulations on the job!

Jen on the Edge said...

Happy 40th!

And happy indeed -- congrats on the new job!

I found turning 40 to be very liberating. For some reason, I just stopped being afraid of so many things and finally embraced life.