Thursday, June 18, 2009

The big four ohhhhhhhhh.

Today I am 40.
F O R T Y.
Ten times four, twenty times two.
Thirty-nine plus one.
It all adds up the same.

I was in high school when my mother turned forty. I distinctly remember feeling that, for her, it was all over now. Forty, all down hill from there. She was (in my 17 year old head) old.

I'm happy to report that forty is not old. It's definitely not over or down hill from here. Other than the occasional hotflash (really? already? wow.) a few hairs that, from time to time, mysteriously pop up on the chin, and the teeth falling out of my head, well, I feel anything BUT old.

And honestly life has been so busy I have not had a moment to even dread the day.

So here is a list of the last few months, because if I wrote about it all in detail it'd be one long flipping post.

• We are adopting! From Ethiopia. Just finished most of the paperwork, waiting for it all to be certified before it heads off to Africa. Have Love Will Travel, is our adoption blog. Yes, haha, there is another neglected (by me) blog out there. But I needed to have a separate blog as not everyone in the family and IRL have privy to this blog. Lots more to post about this topic here. Soon.

• Work is a beast. We are working with a skeleton crew and it's busy. ugh.

• My incredible and insanely talented husband finished his top secret project. Most friends were disappointed it was not a death ray laser as he had promised. But it IS quite impressive and I'm so proud of him. It's been killing me to keep it under wraps for so long. But now I can scream about it from the rooftops! Wee See was born right after Davis and has truly been the other baby in the house ever since. If you're one of those NoTV! mamas, please don't hate. It's not TV, more like something beautiful for your baby to watch while you sneak 15 minutes to take a shower or pee or whatever. You can check it out and read all about it here. oh, and buy one too! They are not just for babies the LA launch party everyone that came in stressed out from traffic was instantly calmed.

• Which brings to me to where I've been the last few months...planning 3 launch parties in 3 states within 7 days. Yup. Phew. NYC May 27. Dallas TX May 30 and LA June 2. All went smashingly well and we've gotten great press and feedback so far.

• My teeth are falling out of my head. Or I'm grinding them out of my head. Anyone that read my old blog and remembers the screw story, will note that this seems to be a recurring problem. I'm now on the third tooth to be pulled, bone graft and soon-to-be implants. Can you say cha-ching. Yes. Dental implants are not cheap. Especially when you do them two at a time. So three teeth down in four years. Time for a mouth guard? Probably. Or maybe back to yoga practice would be better all around.

• My little baby is growing up way too quickly. All signs of baby-ness have disappeared. She will not let you use the word baby for any reason. Rock-a-bye-baby? "uh no. It's rock-a-bye-BIG-girl." Thank you. Good night sweet baby? "Um, Mama, you can't say good night bay-beeeee, you have to say good night BIG girl." She'll be three in a few weeks. I can't believe it. sigh.

So that's the skinny on me.


  1. I just emailed you this morning and did not realize today is your birthday! Happy, happy 40th! I'm crying reading some of these posts but am so happy you are back on the blog - I missed reading. xo L.

  2. hap bir ta-ta. i love you girl. have known you since we were silly college girls and grateful/ecstatic to call you best friend.