On the one hand, I suppose it's an accomplishment to have survived for forty years. As a mother, I can tell you that children seem bent on risking their lives whenever given the opportunity. Not to mention that their reckless behavior often feels like they're shortening your own... O.o
Well, 30 was a great year, so hopefully 40 will be even better. My best friend flew in to help me celebrate and my darling husband took us to dinner at one of my favorite restaurants - Sushi Kee. An hour plus drive, but worth it. We also visited the tattoo parlor and planned my new tattoo out. So the day leading up to my birthday has been really good.
We also stopped at the mall. My best friend pointed out some store and said "I can't shop there anymore."
"Why," I asked.
"Because I'm 43."
"Oh, do you have to be under 40 to shop there?"
"So it would seem..."
"Hey, I can still shop there today!"
So things may be sagging, my "hotness" may only be coming in flashes and I may be using "age defying" makeup, but at least I still have my sense of humor :)