Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Day After Turning 41

How is that possible that I am 41? I feel more like 28. Why 28? Mostly because it's past college, but well before real aging sets in. You know, before gray hair and wrinkles, and clicking joints. But all of those things make me feel it in my body, if not my mind.

Thanks to all of you that sent birthday wishes here and on Facebook. It has been really nice to be remembered.

Yesterday we enjoyed a restful day visiting downtown Evergreen. (I promise I'll post some pictures later!) This town that I love so much has grown, but not so much that it's not mine anymore. The same old lake, the same old buildings, the same towering mountain skyline, all draw me in. I actually got tears yesterday at the flood of memories that were surrounding me. The familiarity of it all.

By 4 pm. I was at a bar meeting sorority sisters for a get-together. So fun to see them; catch up. Where has the time gone? So interesting, too, where life has taken us, separate paths that cross now and then. Some people never change. I suppose it's true of me, too. Love that we can do this- the meet-and-greet of old friends.

Speaking of, today is the day of a high school girls get together. Short notice, whoever can come, afternoon-evening thing. I'm really looking forward to it. Not even really wondering what to wear! (Not to mention that it's going to be close to 100 in Denver today. Sheesh, I thought I was leaving that behind!)

So last night we had an awesome dinner. Post of it's own. With pictures! Coming soon!

Headless Dad is (hopefully) on his way home today. We're riding on passes, therefore hoping for an open seat on the next flight, (he's already missed one). Really glad he could stay for my birthday, but miss him already.

Vacation is treating me well, even if the birthdays still keep coming. Inevitable, no?

Headless Mom

7 comments:

Rocks In The Wash said...

I thought we start counting backwards after we hit 40; shouldn't you be 39 now?

Sounds like not only did you have a wonderful birthday, but you are having a wonderful time with the family! HUGS!

Keetha Broyles said...

You will always feel 28, even when you're 55.

It's just a fact of life. We don't "see" ourselves as being any older.

Keetha Broyles said...

I guess we prefer to live in denial - - -

Just Breathe said...

You've come a long way baby! Look at all the blessing you have been given. Age is just a number.

Mary (MPJ) said...

Did I say Happy Birthday yet? I can't remember. Well, you can never have too many Happy Birthdays, so: Happy Birthday! :)

anymommy said...

Happy Birthday. I totally thought you were 28!!

kyooty said...

I also thought you were 28!