Friday, July 14, 2006

Countdown to 40: The Drama Begins

Next Saturday is a big day for me. I am going to turn 40. Yes, that's right. 40.

I don't feel that age, and it is a surreal feeling for me to know that it is an actual number. Between trying to exercise and lead a clean lifestyle, I am trying to fight the effects of aging. It doesn't hurt that the hubby is younger as well.

At any rate, as I prepare to turn 40, I am going to take two days off the computer and start my quest. It all begins with family. My wonderful parents, who had the courtesy to bring me into this world, are going to celebrate with me tomorrow. I also get to hang with my handsome nephews and wonderful sister. It will be nice.

We aren't really going anywhere exciting, but I am looking forward to it. The hubby has to hold down the fort, but we pretty much knew that the actual date was the day for us anyway.

BAD DEAL: I desperately wanted to go to Las Vegas for my 40th birthday. I even talked to Mike, Brian, Doctor Scott, and Robin about it at the Emerald City Comicon. Alas, between Jim's new work schedule and a fear of spending money, we are having to stay home. I am really bummed about this, as I really wanted to go, but know that Vegas isn't going anywhere, and I will get there eventually.

In anticipation of my big day, I am going to monitor my moods and probably contemplate life a great deal. Bear with me!

Take care and have a wonderful weekend!


Carl said...

Welp, Heidi, I have to say "The Big 4-0" is what you make of it. I got teased a lot (but not much by my bride since she is 2 months my junior) but I remember having a pretty good birthday. We went to the restaurant of my choice, movies and shopping and ummm, "adult time" after we put the kids to bed. And one of my qualities that no one seems to understand, is that I can't gamble to save me. Not with money anyway. So Vegas would be wasted on me outside of going to shows or whatever, I can't even buy a Lotto ticket or a scratch-off unless for my bride. I'd rather buy a comic, an action figure or some chocolate, but gamble, never. Welp, hope you have a great one no matter what...

Heidi Meeley said...

Thank you for the insight and well wishes, Carl. I really appreciate it!

I don't feel 40 by any stretch of the imagination. It seems odd to be preparing to reach that age. This weekend at my shared party, it was nice to have people tell me they would have never guessed.

I am not sure what we will do, but I am sure it will involve food and some alcohol. I am hoping to add Clerks II somewhere in the mix as well!

Thank you again!

RedheadFangirl said...

Happy Birthday to you! So you have a Cancer birthday like me-- Cancer girls are simply the most amazing. I have several Cancer friends, and they are always the ones you can count on.
I spent some bday money in Atlantic City, so let's just say I played some slots for you too!

Heidi Meeley said...

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes! Cancers really are the coolest women around, if I do say so myself! Heh. It is nice to know that I am in that coveted club with you.

Happy Birthday to you as well! I hope it was wonderful!