Aw Crap, Here It Comes


Today is August 1st.

Which would normally be just fine.

I turn 40 this month, and there’s nothing I can do about it.

I mean, so what?  40.  I really have been fine with the whole thing.  But it just smacked me in the face this morning.  My brain has been thinking about what I’ve done with my life, what I still want to do, and the fact that I’m probably half way to death (at least).  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve done lots of things that have made me happy.

Married a great guy, have great kids, live in a big house, I’m happy with who I am.  That’s all good.  Oh, and we did that whole “open a restaurant” thing.  Which is cool.  There are still some days when I walk into that place and my brain goes “Holy crap, we did it. I can’t believe this place is ours.”  It is STILL very surreal.  In a (mostly) good way.

But, to quote the Holy Grail, “I’m not dead yet.  But I don’t want to get on the cart.”  Lots more to do.  Hence the Bucket List.  There are some other things that aren’t on the public Bucket List.  But I’m keeping those private.  I have set a mini goal, though.  To reach before my birthday.  Which is to lose 8 pounds.  Which would put me at 140.  Which means that I probably have to not only watch what I’m eating, but exercise, too. Ick.

So, Happy August!  The kids and I bought a bunch of school supplies, and I bought them a TON of school clothes.  Two of my favorite August activities.  They’re excited to start school.  I’m excited for them to start, too.  40 years old and two kids in school?  I’ll take it ;-)

Categories : life


  1. Happy soon-to-be Birthday!!!! :)

  2. Heather says:

    Awww, thanks!!!!

  3. Denise says:

    Get the heck out of here! Your life BETTER NOT be half over! I still have AT LEAST a good 60 years in me and I don’t intend on doing it by myself (Mike is aware of this and is planning to hang on for at LEAST another 50!)

  4. Dad says:

    I remember your birthday, it doesn’t seem that long ago. It’s also the first heart attack that you donated to me.

  5. Heather says:

    First of many ;-)

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