Sunday, February 08, 2009

And then she was forty.

I am now forty years old. Or at least by the time I push the publish button, I will be... 9:38 p.m. was the official time, I was reminded today by my dear mom.
So forty....  Feels quite a bit older than 39. Older than I thought it would feel. Although it's just a day older than yesterday.
And ten years from fifty.
But let's not think about that right now.
I had a lovely weekend, beginning with a surprise party thrown by Asia at our dear friends, Asher and Mia's house. I was surrounded by loads of lovely friends and had sweet gifts and lots of laughter. I was frankly blown away by the fact that Asia managed to plan the whole thing - including decorations, catering (yes, he paid to feed about 30 people. I told him that was the sweetest thing he'd ever done...) and I never suspected a thing. He pulled it off with style. I was honored.
Yesterday at work I was again celebrated by the lovely women I've been teaching for the last five years.
And today, I opened the presents I've been collecting from friends all week and from the kids... then took a walk with Asia and went out to dinner with the family.
All in all - it was a lovely way to mark the passing of another decade.
I've always said I was looking forward to my 40's.
So tomorrow we'll begin to see how that pans out.
I just can hardly believe it. It's truly grown up, you know.
Forty.
Wow.

5 comments:

  1. What a great day, Cathy :) Good wishes to you!

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  2. Welcome to the club! I "hit the mark" in Sept. I find myself "waxing nostalgic" much more than I used to, not sure why, it is just a number and I still expect to see 26 yr. old me when I look in the mirror. Maybe my body is finally adjusting to the daily shock of not seeing her there! I am trying to embrace it. Aging is a gift not afforded to everyone, so I vow to try to embrace my age, own my years and love it. The months since my birthday have not been wonderful physically which has added to my "feeling old" but things are improving and vow to be healthier at 41!
    Clinking my glass in a birthday toast to you!

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  3. Anonymous6:59 PM

    Happy Birthday!! How special that Asia did that for you. I will turn the big 4-0 in May. Hoping to make a trip home in June and me and my sis and law want to go on a road trip to see Corey. You should come!! It would be great to meet you. Blessings to you on the coming year.
    Leana

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  4. Asia paid to feed 30 people? In actual money? Dang! Who would've thought?
    I had no idea you liked sushie. We should look into that!
    Happy new decade, friend. I'm close on your heels.

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  5. Well, you look about 29 in that photo so I wouldn't worry about it. :)

    Happy Belated Birthday Friend.

    ♥ Melissa~
    Pink Paper Peppermints

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