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.