Monday, February 25, 2013


You know what!  I'm going to shamelessly post about this today because I really love my birthday.  I love presents.  I love being spoiled.  I love that people I haven't talked to in forever take the time to drop something in the mail and remind me that they still love me.  And at 43, I think it's ok to just come right out and say that.   

Here's what 43 looks like...
  • Driving...lots and LOTS of driving
  • Less chasing after toddlers, and more desperately trying to fly in the radar of my busy teenagers
  • Many, many more hours spent deep in conversation about life, boys, college, boys, driving, and um...BOYS
  • More free time during the day, and NONE on the weekends
  • More time to read, ponder, write, reflect and learn than EVER and a greater desire to do all that stuff
  • Lunch dates instead of playdates
  • Sonic ice instead of Diet DP
  • The gym instead of the park
  • Smoothies instead of Pop Tarts
  • Relaxed instead of frantic
  • Gratitude instead of complaining
  • Close friends instead of casual acquaintances
  • People instead of stuff
  • Real instead of fiction
  • 70s instead of TOP 40
  • Conference talks instead of talk shows
  • Connecting instead of comparing
  • LAUNCHING instead of waiting
  • Mammograms
  • Grey hair
  • larger print
  • earlier bedtimes
  • ...and driving...lots and LOTS of driving

Sounds amazing, doesn't it?  Well, it is.  

Today has been a great day.  I'm so grateful for a thoughtful husband, awesome kids, and amazing friends who take really good care of me.