Life in Los 40s

Today was my big day-o, mi cumpleaños, my big 4-one. Last year on this day I was nurturing grandiose thoughts about how my 40s would be the time of my greatest power, the time when I knew what I knew, didn’t take any shit, and could make it all happen. I was there. A little fat, but healthy and empowered.

But this year…guess what I was thinking…it was quite a bit more base than last year…this year I was thinking how nice it was that we are financially comfortable enough to just buy what we wanna buy and eat where we wanna eat…and I was thinking that it’s nice that my hubby had the day off so we could just hang…and I was thinking how nice it was that the puppy (se llama “Lucy”) is starting to “get it” about not peeing in the house…and I was thinking how much I hate the choices for buying bed sheets here in Cancun.

Not my most prosaic of days, I admit.

But hell, I made it this far.

In the end, my husband bought me dark chocolates, brought me bugambilia flowers from the yard and took me to a sporting goods store so I could buy myself (and him) some new running shorts. I think I got suckered into buying my own birthday present. But when you share your moola how the hell can you tell.

I rarely buy running shorts and will run in any falling-down pair of old-lady skivvies…so having two brand-new pairs of Nike running shorts…with the elastic intact and everything, is going to be heaven. I can’t wait to go running into my 42nd year.

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7 Responses to “Life in Los 40s”

  1. Nancy
    October 17th, 2008 09:06

    Congratulations! At the ripe old age of 54 I can tell you that it really does just keep getting better….at least for a while!

    It’s wonderful when you can feel relaxed, comfortable, and happy, looking forward to another excellent year.

    And running into it is a great double-entendre!


  2. Heatherinparadise
    October 17th, 2008 09:39

    Happy Birthday! I envy your dedication to running.

  3. RiverGirl
    October 17th, 2008 10:16

    Thanks for the kind wishes!

    Heather, somewhere along the line I think I got a bit addicted to beta endorphins, so now running is a crutch. And don’t think I’m a great runner, I’m slow as syrup. If I don’t run 3 or 4 days a week I get depressed, so it’s easier to do it than not do it.

  4. islagringo
    October 17th, 2008 20:22

    Congrats! I so envy your vibrancy and energy at so young an age! I can’t remember the last time I actually ran….or even walked fast!

    I know what you mean about mixed money. Saturday is B’s birthday. I’m taking him to dinner, but since our money is as one, who’s really paying? Is it really a gift? Oh well, at least it’s dinner out!

  5. Scott Bulger Photography
    October 18th, 2008 19:28

    The happiest of birthday wishes to you Kim, and welcome to the 40+ crowd. Honestly, I’ve never been happier or in a better place.

  6. Fned
    October 19th, 2008 02:31

    I am so late in posting this but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    I know exactly what you mean because as I was celebrating my 29th a few months ago, I was already setting up goals and thinking of what kind of person I’m going to be in a year when I turn 30.

    I think it has nothing to do with age, but with milestones instead. I’ll probably spend my 30th relaxing and just chilling with hubby as well….. but I’ll be thinking of all that I accomplished and became during the previous decade and wondering how it will be during the next.

    So happy 40th and here’s to many many many more!!


  7. Michele in Playa
    October 20th, 2008 14:22

    Happy, Happy Birthday!!! 41 has been good to me so far. I have high hopes for the rest of the decade!!!

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