Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thoughts on turning fuh-fuh-forty...

Well, tommorrow is it. The big day. The top of the hill. The end of the climb. As I stand at the precipice of a new tomorrow, the light shining down, all of my memories lined up behind me like storied soldiers of old...nahhh! Just pulling your leg! Whoo hoo!!!! BIRTHDAY!!! Forty? Who cares? Bring it on! Where's the cake!

Here are my plans, thus far, for my big day tomorrow:
1. Sleep in a little.
2. Play with the cats.
3. Go out to lunch with Harrison and Steve.
4. Stitch.
5. Go to the bookstore and buy a couple of things to read.
6. Answer the phone, "Happy fortieth birthday, to me." (I hope I get a telemarketer or two.)
7. Eat cake.
8. Open gifts with wild abandon.
9. Smile pretty for my picture.
10. Play some of my favorite music.
11. Take a bubble bath.
12. Pick out something fun on etsy.com.
13. At around ten, open the fridge. Look at the cake again. Carve myself another piece.
14. Wear my favorite jeans.
15. Stitch some more.

Hope y'all have a great weekend. Don't forget to check out my Facebook page (do a search on Facebook for Shakespeare's Peddler.) If you post, you have a chance to win Stitchopoly from me.

25 comments:

Peggy Lee said...

I need a list like that. I especially like #13.
I hope you have a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY tomorrow!!

natalyK said...

I am turning 40 this year and like you I am embracing it!! I plan to spend my birthday much the same way eating cake, spending time with my boys, and stitching. Have a wonderful day and since it is a monumental year for everyone else celebrate for a couple of days.

Cari-in-VA said...

Happy Birthday, Theresa!

I hope your day is full of wonderful moments.

Catherine said...

Whoohoo! Happy Birthday! I hit 40 last year and let me tell you - that 10:00 extra piece of cake in the kitchen (especially if everyone else is already asleep) is divine!!

Enjoy your day!

Tanya said...

Cute picture :)
I turned 40 in January and I lived the tell the tale ... it's a big milestone so enjoy it to the fullest. Sounds like you have a great time planned.
Tanya

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like it is going to be a great day.

Kathy said...

Great list.

Happy happy Birthday to you!

Karen said...

Have a wonderful birthday!! It sounds like you have the makings for a great day!

Deb said...

Sounds like your going to have a wonderful day! Happy Birthday!

Lisa M said...

Sounds like a marvelous day and I hope it all goes to plan - Happy B Day!

mainely stitching said...

I have enjoyed being 40 a whole lot more than I enjoyed being 30. Here's to the start of a great new decade for you! :D

mainely stitching said...

I have enjoyed being 40 a whole lot more than I enjoyed being 30. Here's to the start of a great new decade for you! :D

Sherry said...

Sounds like you have wonderful plans for your special day! Have a wonderful and happy Birthday!

diamondc said...

I would sing Happy Birthday to you, but cannot I am a terrible singer.
40 is not bad at all wait until the big 50.
Happy Birthday.
Catherine

Sharon said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

alene909 said...

Hey, didn't anyone tell you that fifty is the new forty? Top, precipice, end of the climb? You have to wait ten more years for that!! Happy Birthday kiddo.
Pamela
Tucson

Terri said...

Happy Birthday

Star said...

Happy Birthday and happy stitching to you! :)

T. Whitesell said...

Happy Birthday, love your list of plans for the day.

Anonymous said...

Hi Theresa--

Happy Birthday! I would add "stitch some more" in several more places on your list!

As someone who's been past 40 for a while now, I can say your attitude about it will serve you well in the future.

Have a great day!

Carol S.

Giovanna said...

Many happy returns, have a great 5th decade!

Gracie said...

Happy Birthday! And many more!

Sharon said...

happy birthday to youuuuuu happy birthday to youuuuuuuuu happy birthday dear frie-end, happy birthday to youuuu. :D

Sharon Crescent

Stitching Cat said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Theresa! I loved your list of things you were going to do and hope that you managed to fit them all in. Happy Happy Day! Deb

HeatherSpadaccini@yahoo.com said...

Sounds like a great day! Then again, a day w/ The Mellow Mushroom is a success as far as I'm concerned. Their spicy chicken pizza is to die for as well as their ridiculous beer selection. It's like I've died and gone to heaven! The cake, the family, strange but endearing photos and a complete command over the day is just what the doctor ordered for a happy birthday! Hope you had even more fun than your entry indicated 'cuz it looked AWESOME!!