Friday, December 05, 2008

FORTY, it's the new 30

Yup, today's the day. I'm officially in my mid-life. I think I'm advanced, since I've seemed to be in crisis for years now. ;-)

I'm not really freaked out by it, but it does seem weird. I don't feel 40. Mostly, I feel tired, but that's not due to my age so much. (It might have something to do with the fact that I'm up past 1 AM blogging. You think?)

I do remember being a teenager and thinking, OMG! Forty is OLD! Cause it was, you know. But these baby boomers, with their refusing to grow old gracefully are just redefining what's "appropriate" at what age and it's different now. I was 19 when my mom turned 40. Hah! I have a 5 & 2 YO. She was "finishing up" and I'm just getting started. In a lot of ways I relate much more with that 21YO my mom was than her 40YO self. In a lot of ways, I can't relate to her at all, but that's another post.

So, what am I doing on the first day of my midlife??? Yeah, I'm sitting at home waiting for the washer repair guy to show up. Yeah, I'm living it up! No slowing down for me.

Ok, we are going out on Saturday night (folks are keeping the girls overnight) . I'm sure there will be some pix to follow.


kitten said...

40 isn't so bad. I just turned 40 Thanksgiving. Hope you have a Wonderful Birthday!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to You! I'll be 39 in a week. Such an awkward age. *snicker*

Joy T. said...

AACK! I am SO late to the party, but I swore I was going to wish each and every other member of Robinella's December Birthday list a Happy Birthday and by golly if it has to be four days late then so be it. So. Uh. Happy Birthday!

Alison said...

Happy Birthday...40 isn't old at all....your life is just getting good!!