Thursday, November 11, 2010
I Did It
I finally did it. I turned 40.
Time to take some stock:
Vision: My eyes are going in divergent directions. One is fine, the other is coming off the rails.
Bones and teeth: Strong.
Wrinkles: None, thanks to oily skin and ample body fat. I am getting wrinkles on my chestle area, though, because my boobs get mashed together when I sleep. Sexy.
Gray hairs: About 10 of them, easily plucked, and only on my head.
Weight: Let's not go there, except to say that I am the anti-Bob Greene.
I feel about 25 on the inside, and about 55 on the outside. Rob says that maybe over the next 10 years those ages will meet somewhere in the middle.
40 is not the new 20, and don't let anyone tell you it is. I wouldn't be 20 again if you paid me, although I did it for free the first time. I got a birthday card from a friend that I think perfectly sums it up: "Welcome to your 40s! Its better in some ways!"
Rob threw me a killer surprise party for my birthday. I seriously think it was the best birthday I've ever had. The party was a Lady's Night with about 25 women and 4 guys. It took me a while to notice that the guys were all wearing white shirts and black pants and they were acting as waiters and bartenders! How adorable is that? Rob held a quiz (complete with a prize) to see who knew me best. My favorite part was when he asked the question "What is Bored Housewife's favorite activity between 3 and 4 in the afternoon?" and the whole crowd shouted, "Napping!" and, of course, they were all correct. The drinks were flowing, the food was awesome, the hugs were heartfelt, and I didn't want it to end! It almost didn't end, actually. The hostess made more appetizers at midnight because we were all starving again. I'm still smiling about it, and I'm going to ride the crest of this party for a long time.
And almost every woman in the place nudged me in the ribs about all the sexual acts I'm going to have to perform as a thank you. So far, we've both been too tired... Too much partying...
Thanks to my wonderful husband and all my wonderful friends for making my big birthday such an amazing one! So far, my 40s don't suck!