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Wednesday
Jan272010

Today is the first day of the second half of my life.

Wait, I think I have one more year to use that headline. But I came up with it this year so, I used it.

Today is my birthday.

Today I turn....

wait for it..

wait for it.

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Thirty-nine (39),

or, one-year-away-from-forty as I will refer to it for the next few months.

Me and Dad the day I was born.

I remember turning 29 and it didn't bother me at all. I don't think 30 bothered me. 35 put me in that new age bracket...35-39 and that sorta sucked.

But turning one-year-away-from-forty is particularly annoying for several reasons:

1) The WAIT to turn 40 is probably worse than the actualy 40th birthday

2) I'm not YET 40 but have hit a new age bracket and my insurance broker is charging me about 15% more

3) If I'm lucky to live to be 80, it means I'm on the down-hill slope of my life. And downhill means you start to gain speed, and lose control and about the only thing you can do to avoid hitting smack-dab into a tree is pray and pour a glass of wine so you don't feel the moment of impact.

The good thing about being one-year-away-from-forty is that I've learned a lot, know more about who I am and what I want, and the adult acne seems to finally be leaving. Of course it's replaced by grey hair and wrinkles but they have stuff to fix that.

Hey - I have an idea! Maybe I'll treat myself to some of that stuff for my birthday!

Or maybe I should wait one more year.

Me and Mom a few months later.

Anyway, who's joining me in a glass of wine for the ride down?

Janine

Reader Comments (4)

Turning 30 freaked me out, and 35 was pretty ugly, too. But things do seem to be getting better and better, so I'll try to be open-minded when I am one-year-away from forty. In my forties, I will not be changing diapers (I believe) and I will not be lugging car seats through airports (I believe). So that's something to look forward to.

January 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCountry-Fried Mama

happy birthday! fortunately you dont look a day over 29, so i'd stick with that! me? you know i've been drinking down that slope for 8 years. or is it 9? dunno, i forget!

hope your day is great!

January 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlinda

Happy B-day!

January 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjodifur

happy birthday!!!!

January 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermelissa from girlymama

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