Tuesday, August 26, 2008

40

Today's the day I join the big kids - I'm officially 40 years old. 4-0. Forty. Four decades. Four times ten. You get the idea. When you're a kid, you think 40 is old. I mean, OLD ... gray, wrinkled, incontinent. Now I realize that 40 is NOT old. I don't feel old and I don't look all too old, either. I mean, on a good day I look like this (a really good day):



But this is what I look like usually, so I might be getting older than I think:


Ah well, someone has to scare the kids into getting off to school in the morning, right? At least this year I'm celebrating at home and not off at a hospital visiting my husband. Happy Birthday, ME!

25 comments:

Psychgrad said...

Happy birthday! You don't look old! Early 30s. Actually, I think old is, to some point, a state of mind more than anything.

Mamacita (Mamacita) said...

Annie dear, do the words "Spring Chicken" mean anything to you?

Um, I should probably have used another term with a cooking guru.

Happy Birthday!

KFarmer said...

Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Age is a state of mind you know... Here's how bad I'm loosing mine~ I was asked by a man visiting the house how old I was a week or so ago. My answer, 36. Hon, I'm 46, I'd just forgotten... :)

There is no way on God's green earth that you will ever, ever look like that old hag. Some days you may feel like it, with all that you do, but look, nah! No way.

& thanks so much for the card. Here it is your birthday and I'm getting the goodies :) You made my day~

cassie-b said...

Have a very happy birthday, and a wonderful year to follow.

Cas
40's good

kat said...

Happy Birthday! i'm always surprised when I see your picture & then read you have 7 kids....you looks way too young

Claire said...

Happy Birthday you old fart!

Only joking, hope you have a lovely day.

:)

Heather said...

Anne - I turned 40 in June and you look at least ten years younger than me! Way to go on the milestone. And you are right - 40 is FABULOUS!

Happy Birthday!

Alexander said...

For me, the traumatic one was turning 50! Ouch!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEE-EAR ANNE...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUU!

YogaforCynics said...

Happy birthday! That means you're 480 months, if you calculate the way we do for small children. I passed that mark a couple of years ago (so that I turned 510 months yesterday...but no cake, no balloons, no nothin')....

Adopted Son said...

Hippo-birdie, Annie. I wish you the happiest!
Big Brother Bobby.

amit said...

happy birthday,
you look great, if i would be there with you at your place then i have surely given you a propose to marry me. lol. take care. anyone gets older with mind not with health. you look awsome. enjoy

Annie Jones said...

Happy Birthday. You look great!

I have my 45th right around the corner and I look a lot more than 5 years your senior.

Dolores said...

Welcome to the dark side. We have cookies. :)

compulsive writer said...

Happy Birthday! And you do look great--I love my 40s (I'm halfway through). Enjoy!

timethief said...

You look wonderful! I hope you had a wonderful 40th and that you will have many happy returns, preferably without any hospital involvement. All the best to you. :)

Derbi Tuning said...

Happy birthday from me too:-)

earthlingorgeous said...

Annie! Belated Happy Birthday!

The big 4-zero! Enjoy! You look fabulous still :)

Dave said...

Happy belated birthday! Ya know, when I was done with 40 a few years ago, I left it all beat up with thinning grey hair and a sore knee. Looks like you spruced it up a bit.

Anne said...

Thank you, everyone! I'll post a photo of the near-fire that was my cake, tomorrow!

shaz said...

happy birthday!

you look so NOT old! :)

Uncle Joe said...

happy birthday.
thanks for your encouraging cooking posts.
I'm 48 and I am sad to tell you that "incontinence" is just around the river bend.
lol.

CraftyCarole said...

happy belated... and where on earth did you find my picture to post on your blog?

really you're such a baby... I'll always be older and you'll be wiser!

Kristin said...

Another 40 birthday! Hope it was WONDERFUL -- and you look GREAT!

Aunt Jo said...

You are beautiful! You have gotten better with age.....so enjoy it!

Happy Boobah!

Angelina said...

happy birthdat to you..
you look great.really..