Tuesday, April 13, 2010

40 Thoughts As I Turn 40

Happy Birthday to me!  I can't believe I'm actually 40 now! 

I have a few thoughts about turning 40 - there just happen to be 40 of them - LOL!  I know, it's a lot, but I've been around for a LOT of years now so I figure I'm entitled!  :)

~ People tell me I look good for my age.  Nobody tells you that when you're 20.
~ I'm losing hair from my scalp, but gaining it on my chin.
~ My son thinks I'm old.
~ I still have SO much to learn from the Bible.
~ 40 is the new 30, so I still have time to figure out what I want to do when I "grow up."
~ I google every abnormal ache/pain to find out what disease I have.
~ I'm a little closer to that Senior discount!
~ My body has decided it does not understand the definition of "metabolism."
~ Does acne EVER go away??
~ "I've fallen and I can't get up" commercials seem more realistic.
~ If I don't write it down, it will be forgotten.
~ If I forget to check the place that I wrote it down, it will be forgotten.
~ I still stay up too late.
~ I'm not afraid to talk about retirement and making a will.
~ I might repeat myself and not realize it.
~ I might repeat myself and not realize it.
~ I've forgotten what my natural hair color looks like.
~ Getting fit and eating right are more of a priority.
~ I find it scary that the clothes I wore in high school are back in style.
~ I didn't own a computer or a cell phone when I got married.
~ I'm more worried about whether my clothes are age-appropriate (or comfortable) than trendy.
~ I would rather veg on the couch and eat pizza with family than dress up and go to a fancy restaurant.
~ I have not lost the ability to kill house plants.
~ The older I get, the more conservative I become.
~ I'm not afraid to tell you my age, but I am afraid to tell you my dress size.
~ My son is the same age that I was when my Mom was my age.
~ Family history has become more interesting to me.
~ I'm still learning how to be a good wife and mom.
~ It's never too late to learn new skills!
~ The scariness of attending a 20-year class reunion is behind me.
~ My Grandparents, Mother, Stepmother, and some Aunts & Uncles have all passed away.
~ My husband is still my best friend.
~ I refer to people in their 20's as "kids."
~ I still love to laugh!
~ I like the fact that I am frugal (most of the time).
~ I've become a pretty good cook.
~ I drive as if everybody else is planning on crashing into me.
~ I can't break the habit of trying to use a non-existent brake on the passenger side when hubs is driving.
~ I look forward to enjoying my "Fabulous Forties!"
~ As I have matured, so have my tastes in chocolate!

Can you relate to any of my thoughts?  I think you should all have some cake or chocolate today so it's like you're celebrating with me!  :)

Have a fabulous day my friends and thanks for stopping by on my special day!


  1. HappYyyyyyy Birthday !!! :D

  2. I can completely relate to almost ALL of those my friend. I and I know you know that because you know me purrtty good!
    Have a fabulous fabulous birthday!

    Big turning 40 will always be better than turning 90 when 90 becomes the new 40 but you probably won't care so enjoy 40 while it's still close to 30 before the chocolate is all gone size hugs to you!

    Oh that was a stretch right there. LOL! It's early and I"m still tired. LOL
    Have a Happy Birthday my best bloggy friend!

  3. Happy birthday, my beautiful friend! Loved your list and love you!

  4. I can relate to many of those things!

    I laughed when I saw the top of your post, though, because I used exactly the same ImageChef photo yesterday.

    Happy birthday! Forty isn't so bad, is it?

  5. Happy birthday and I can relate to so many of those and I'm a bit younger than you but still can relate..love seeing the stuff come back when we were kids.

  6. Oh my goodness, I could relate to so many of your thoughts here! I have a birthday next week, and I am going to do a giveaway too. Hope you'll stop by!

    Have an awesome day!!

  7. Happy Birthday! Love you! Remember, when you drive keep one hand on horn. ;-)


  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!

    " I drive as if everybody else is planning on crashing into me."

    hee hee hee... you make me smile.:) Have a wonderful day!

  9. Happy Birthday! Love your blog!

  10. Lisa! Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy (one for each decade) Birthday! I could relate to almost ALL of those things you listed, except the age of your child and mom and you and stuff. :) Hair on the chin, check; cooking, check; laughter,check; kids in 20's, check; I could go on and on...we are a lot alike my friend...that must be why Kim likes you so much, LOL

  11. This is so funny, Lisa! I can just see you smashing your foot against the car floor while David drives... :-) Happy Birthday!!

  12. HAPPY B-day! I have to chime in on the acne. Whether great or minimal, we are so over it already. Must we still be dealing with this?

    Hey, maybe your healthy blog can ad some insight.

    Meanwhile, will you add a button here, so we can reach it from one place?

  13. Too funny! I can totally relate to most of those - especially the hair thing. Why did nobody warn us about the beards?! :) Happy birthday!

  14. Happy Birthday!! I hear you! I am turning 40 this year and I am inviting EVERYONE I know to my next Iron Cupcake: Milwaukee Challenge. It keeps me young:-)

  15. This is a great list! And many of them are true for me. Of course, I've been in the 40's for .... a while...lol!

    Happy Birthday and welcome to the 'other side'. Buhwaahhaahaha!!

    It's not so bad.

    Lisa @ All That and a Box of Rocks

  16. Thank you all for the sweet comments! I'm having a lovely birthday so far! Glad so many of you can relate to my list. I find that a good strong dose of chocolate helps me to forget the troubling items on the list. :)

  17. Welcome to the forties. I miss my hair the most. I would only add that I am closer to menopause. Sorry, couldn't resist.

  18. Happy Birthday! I love the list! Oh to be 40 again! LOL... Wait till you are 50 plus!!! Oh my! LOL...

  19. Belated Happy Birthday! wishes to you!! :-)

    Not sure if I've said this before - but I love your blog template with the darling chocolate and pink colors!

  20. Loved reading through your post about turning 40 - very cute! I'll turn 44 this August. If it wasn't for the teenagers, it would be GREAT! :0)


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