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.
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