the next five months are brought to you by the number forty

Yesterday, in the car, in between belting out our two newest favorite songs, Stereo Hearts and Hello, Lily asked me, in her sweetest voice possible,

“Mom, so when you turn, like, five and half, or three and a half, do you get to have a party?”

So innocent and sweet, yet also so calculated. I could see her wheels spinning behind that naive façade, When can I have another party, cake and presents, Mom?

I smiled and told her no, “We don’t celebrate half birthdays, sweetie.”

I hope I didn’t sound too patronizing, because this morning I realized, that today is my 39 and 7/12 birthday, and I feel like throwing a party! Yep, today is exactly five months from my fortieth birthday and I’m thinking that celebrating every month, every day in fact, from now until then, sounds perfectly acceptable. Don’t you?

I mean forty is a big deal. At least I thought so until I talked to my mom and I said, “Mom, can you believe I’m turning forty?” and she replied with, “Well, I’m turning eighty!” Touché, mom, touché.

Anyway, back to me. I am warning my readers now that the next five months will have periodic shout-outs to my impending rite of old lady passage. I’ve already started writing my post for the actual big day. Is that weird?

Okay, good, I didn’t think so.

Not only do I have the big 4-0 looming ahead of me, but so do all my friends and my hubby. Tomorrow I will be attending the first of five fortieth birthday parties in less than two months. Holy shit! It’s like the late 90’s when all of my friends were getting married and there was a wedding, shower or bachelorette party every weekend. Positive note: I’ll be earning a lot of credit card points via all the charging I’ll be doing.

To kick start your weekend, check out this video from the song I mentioned above, Stereo Hearts, by Gym Class Heroes, featuring Adam Levine. It’s an throwback 80’s love song and makes me feel young again. Also, I want this girl’s body for my fortieth. Too much to ask?

Happy 39 7/12 birthday to me and Happy Friday to you!



  1. 1
    Nicole says:

    Happy 39 and 7/12 Birthday, Beautiful Mama!!!!

  2. 2
    Jen says:

    I want to come to your 49th bday party.

    And that girl is like 12, your don’t want her body. You want the awesome womanly body you have now.

  3. 3
    Crystal says:

    Happy almost 40th birthday! :) And yes…celebrate every day!

    (My kids also love the Stereo Hearts song)

  4. 4

    I crossed over and it ani’t to bad on this side of the fence. I’ll welcome you in 5 months, come on by – the water is warm.

  5. 5

    Do NOT call yourself an old lady. For those of us well over the 40 divide, sure, there are the inevitable aging issues, but the 40s also have potential to be very exciting. I plan on skydiving for my 50th.

  6. 6
    Candiice @ Fashionably Organized says:

    You may be the youngest looking almost 40 year old I know. Promise me I’ll be invited to the big soirée.

  7. 7

    Happy almost 40th Birthday!! I say celebrate, dance, sing out loud and enjoy! I’m 37 and I do not feel like celebrating at-all! Maybe your 5 month celebration will give me a new outlook on my climb to the big 4-0.

    Love Stereo Hearts …just added it to my Gym playlist last night! :)

  8. 8

    Live it up girl!! Live it UP!!!

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