Monday, April 26, 2010

39.5

April 26, 2010. Today I'm halfway through 39, tomorrow begins the down-slope to 40. I'm not really stressed about it. At 30, I don't think I could have imagined where I'd be right now - certainly not raising 4 kids! I think at that point I pictured myself with 3 boys - Matt and I went out to dinner once way back when and at a booth across from us was a family with 3 little well-behaved boys. Having been a waitress in another life, I appreciated well-behaved children in restaurants and these boys were PERFECT - just like mine would be :)

Really, I am blessed in many ways - health, family, home, happiness - so 40 isn't something I'm dreading, it's just a number - like that one on the scale (but I'm not going to talk about THAT one now).

I had the rare opportunity to visit some new blogs last week and one of them was written by a 60-something grandmother & I started wondering where I'll be at 60? Evie will be 29 by then, could I be lucky enough to have grandchildren that young? I worry about being around for grandchildren, as we didn't start really early ourselves. My grandparents were not long-lived, and I feel like I barely knew them - they were all gone by the time I was about 12, and I wish I had known them as an adult - so many things I could ask them! My parents were young when they started their family, so I'm hoping they are around for a good long time - my Mom's grandmother made it to 100, so I'm hopeful!

I was also wondering, when I'm old and gray at 60 (who am I kidding, I have a skunk stripe that proves I'm already gray), will I have actually met any of you out there? Will we all still be blogging? I'd like to think so. I've already had the pleasure of meeting Staci at Playing House, and there are so many more of you I'd love to meet for coffee (or wine - even better!)

Today, at 39.5, I'm just thinking ahead - is there anything I want to accomplish before 40? Other than the 6 pounds, not really. Well, maybe be more productive and less lazy. I really need a cure for that.Yes, I have a tendency to be lazy. Come back Thursday to find out how I'm able to fool you into thinking I have a Super Cape. And I promise to have pictures to break up the monotony of my scribbles.

12 comments:

  1. Sounds like you love yourself just.the.way.you.are. And that is awesome!!!

    I hope we get to meet over a bottle of wine someday!!!!!

    ~Becca

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  2. Six pounds - that's nothing!! I think you should run a half marathon by the time you turn 40.5. That gives you a whole year to train :)

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  3. I'm on the backside to 40...4.5 months to go.

    I know we will meet someday! I just know it.

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  4. How do I turn off 'anonymous' comments??? lol.

    You my friend are almost 10 years older than I...but I feel like we have alot in common...I hope to be able to say by the time I reach 39.5 that I've accomplished half as much as you.

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  5. You are the youngest 39.5 year old I know! I would never guess you are almost 40.
    Also, so many people have grandkids SO early...my aunt was a grandma when she was in her late 30's or early 40's.
    My parents had to wait until they were 50! LOL

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  6. I'll be 39 in July, and I've been a bit reflective(as in retrospective, not like the stuff street signs are made of) lately. I like the idea that 40 is only a number...I may have to keep that in my pocket.

    However, I often feel as though I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up!

    And, hey, you've met me!! :D

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  7. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us! I think you're making 39.5 look good! Hopefully, we'll all still be blogging...I can't imagine life without it.

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  8. I wouldn't have guessed you were almost 40. Impressive! Well behaved kids in a restaurant... is there such a thing??? Ha, just kidding, mine are actually pretty good. I am one of those moms who constantly stays on top of what they are doing because seeing so many unruly kids with paretns who don't even give it a second thought drive me crazy. I wonder a lot about where I will be at certain ages too... how I would LOVE to meet you as well. I wonder why most of the blogs I follow live so far away??? Dang it!

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  9. Awww, I love this. I hope we're all still blogging too. A few of us need to brainstorm a get-together. There are so many blog friends I'd love to meet in real life. 40 is just a number . . . like 30, for example. I'll keep telling myself that ;)

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  10. Good thoughts! Wouldn't it be funny if we were all still blogging in 20 years?? I had better have met you by then - lol! I can't wait until we meet for reals!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  11. I just turned 40 on Saturday, and I could not be HAPPIER!!!!! I LOVE 40!!!!!!! It is AMAZING!!! I woke up tall, skinny and blonde!!! And RICH!!!!! I woke up naked in a MOUND OF MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!! And I am soooooooooooooooo in love with my husband and children and LIFE...I could just SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!

    yeah. right.
    Still dealing with it. My bday was HARD. SO stupid, really, though. And I promised myself to NOT talk about it any longer.

    Enjoy the last of your thirties...
    and Matt and I already have a plan...
    We WILL meet....
    there WILL be WINE..and lots and lots and lots of it...
    and CAKE...
    maybe one with a BIG 40 on it??????????

    love you, you YOUNG hot chickl!
    now get up off your lazy ass and do something productive...like putting on a fresh pot of coffee, or restocking the wine rack....

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  12. that was the "big" 40 not the "bog"40. My eyes must be goin'.

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