Posted by : Sherri Cornelius Thursday, September 23, 2010

Go me! It's my 40th birthday today. My mom has always said, the day she turned 40 she woke up, looked in the mirror, and had wrinkles. No wrinkles on the last day of 39, then 40 came and BOOM she had wrinkles. Warned by this anecdote, I have not yet looked in the mirror.

I don't like those assessments anyway, where you compare your now self to a younger self. I don't know how much of my blubber, sag, wrinkles are from aging and how much is from a sedentary lifestyle. So tbbbbbt on that. I feel how I feel and yesterday is gone.

Am I the same person I was yesterday? Maybe. But 40 is such a big, symbolic number that I can't help feeling a little different. Like I take up a little more space today with my 40-ness.

I expect today to be mostly the same as always here in the hacienda. That's okay, because I don't like a fuss. I expect to get lots of hugs and kisses and maybe a neck rub, and those things will be just what I wanted. I expect to have a wonderful day.

I hope you have a wonderful day, too. :)

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  1. Enjoy every no-fuss minute :).
    I really, really like this theme BTW!

  2. And a happy birthday to you.

    I don't think that I've seen the same theme here on any two consecutive visits.

  3. Thank you both for the birthday wishes! This is a theme I used for quite a while, but I don't remember how long it's been. I do like to play with the themes. :)

  4. That's what they tell me, but I don't feel old.

  5. That WIGSF needs a spankin'. Rude boy! LOL

    I hope you had a wonderful day dolly, and it was so good to talk to you! I've missed you! I'd have made you a cake and a dinner if I was there. And done your dishes too. :) *hugs*

  6. I was great to talk to you too, Fal. That call made my day. It's been a long time since I heard your voice, and it was a breath of fresh air.

    As for WIGSF, my response should have been simply, "And you're single." But I didn't think of it till just now. :/ lol

  7. I'll be 42 in a few weeks.

    Anyway, numbers change things. The way I see "young" people has changed. And the way I look back on my much younger self has changed.

    You'll work it out.

    Best wishes as always.

  8. Oh my god, I'm so sorry I'm so late in wishing you a Happy 40th Birthday, Sherri!! Bad. Bad me.

    Hope you had a wonderful day and I love your attitude - also love the phrase about taking up more space with your 40-ness.

    Take care!

  9. Thanks, Angela! And please, don't worry about missing it. I understand you've been out of the loop. BTW, a month later, I'm still glad to be 40. :)


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