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August 16, 2009

The Final Countdown

Well, D-day is nearly here.

Tomorrow is the big day, the big 4-0.

I think today I might run to the grocery store and yank out a bunch of random magazine subscription cards just so I can check off all the demographic boxes that say ‘Under 40’ on them, before it’s too late and I have to lie.

Or, I could go try to buy some liquor and see if I get carded so I can point out to the cashier that I’m 39?

Just in case my husband and kids are reading this, remember, I took off work tomorrow to celebrate the start of my new decade.

I am expecting breakfast in bed, flowers, and lots of fancy gifts.

Just kidding. Don’t panic.

The living room full of people who surprised me last weekend while I was still in my Snoopy pajamas, without makeup, will hold me over for a few years in terms of birthday gifts.

And, a note to my parents: I hope you are not too terribly stressed about having to tell people you have a child that is 40.

(Wow, just typing that sounds bad, let me know the first time either of you make that statement to someone else, aloud. You might want to practice alone first.)

I was informed by a Generation Y co-worker last week that 30 is the new 20. So that means that 40 must be the new 30. Right?

See, we’re all good. Just tell everyone you have a 30 year old child. No one needs to know the truth.

And just think, you could have been hanging out at Woodstock.


Sooz on August 16, 2009 said...

When I turned 40, I totally went with the "40 is the new 30!" concept. So, I'll be 34 this month and since you can't be older than me . . .

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com on August 16, 2009 said...

I like this theory!

And fyi...I'm 45. The 40's have been my favorite years yet!!

Happy (almost) birthday!

Stefanie on August 17, 2009 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I feel bad that it is so late in the day.

Shannon on August 17, 2009 said...

Hey Stephanie! Don't feel bad, I'm so grateful to have the day and be here in the moment. I was at the movie with my husband watching Julie and Julia. If you haven't seen it, you MUST. Even my husband thought it was funny! Thank you again for thinking of me!

Shannon on August 17, 2009 said...

Nancy-MY husband is 45 also. I keep telling him he cannot trade me in on a younger model, I am the younger model! :) Thank you for the birthday wishes!

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