Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I'm just not real happy right now.  I've been crying on and off all day today.  What is my problem you might ask yourself? 
In approximately 45 days, I will be turning 40.  That's right, November 27, 2010 is doomsday for me.   I'm just not happy about it at all.  I emailed my mother this morning and told her I don't want a cake, I don't want to hear anyone sing Happy Birthday to me and giving me crap about me having gray hair or about how it all goes hill from here, about how I'm still a baby, BLAH. BLAH. FREAKING BLAH.

Spare me!  Please! 

I was excited to turn 30.  I did lots of partying and God knows what else in my early to mid 20s, had a great time.  Got married two weeks shy of being 29, had a baby at 30 and I was ready to be in my 30s, ready to move on with the next stage of my life and my 30s have been great.  But now, I'm sliding into 40 and I'm just not ready.  I feel like my life is slipping away so fast, before I know it, I'm going to have 2 teenage girls....driving.....in college then getting married and having kids of their own!  

I think 1970 was a great year to be born.  Great because #1, I was born, and great because there were significant things going on in history....Vietnam War, Civil Rights Movement, Women's Rights Movement and let's not forget All My Children aired and Susan Lucci was 20 years old, and these shows also aired, The Odd Couple, The Partridge Family, Mary Tyler Moore Show, the movie M*A*S*H, the Jackson 5 was quite popular and The Beatles broke up! 

On the day I was born, Bolivian artist Benjamin Mendoza tried to assassinate Pope Paul VI during his visit in Manila....BUT.......

I'm just not ready to turn 40 and I guess I don't have a choice.  Mike is taking me on a cruise the first of December for my birthday, but I'm going to pretend it's just a nice getaway for our anniversary which is in a month. 

I think I want to sit around the house and watch college football all day on THAT day and sulk.


  1. lordy girl, I don't know about that, let me know how you feel when you get there! :-)

  2. Oh honey. I'm looking at 50 in a couple of years. I'd love to go back to 40. Cheer up!

  3. Lisa...I was going through the EXACT SAME THING a year ago.(my bday is 11/20)

    I won't lie, it was agony. However, I lived through it and, really, it's o.k.

    Here's my advice to you (since I've been there, done that--lol): Celebrate your birthday. I didn't and now I regret it. You have been given another year of loving your family and living life. That, my dear, should be celebrated.

    Embrace it and if you start to get really depressed about it think of all the people that were never given the opportunity to see 40...that straightened me up real quick :)

    My goal is to embrace all my future birthdays...for as long as god gives them to me.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA and welcome to the over-40 club...it's where all the cool kids hang out :)

  4. My mother told me to suck it up and count my blessings and she is right. I probably will celebrate and hopefully I won't be PMSing like I am right now. I'm still not thilled about it, but I'll get over it and I'll survive. It really sucks though, today is my husband's birthday, he's only 36!


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