January 9, 2010

Four Days Till Forty



I will be 40. In 4 days. Age is an amazing thing. Where does time go? My 8 and 4 year olds make me feel young and old all at the same time. I usually feel like I'm a lost child of 12 until some adult thing brings me back to reality. Like the fact that I have two children and I'm the one driving the car. Age really is just a number. Until you overhear the 8 year olds talking about something ancient from... the 80's. As in "Man, that's so old! That's so 80's!" I hope you whipper-snappers are referring to the 1880's. Then I'm down with it.

I was considering a Chuck E. Cheese birthday party. I thought twice. I'm sure Joelle is happy I did.

Here are a few drawings for our coloring book. I'm putting it together. I get the cover. I'm 40. Should I just start saying that. Like my 4 year old randomly announces her age? I'm not as cute as my 4 year old. Hmmmm..

13 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

relax and enjoy it.
40 is the new 30.
and from the day that i turned 40 the whole world got better. and it hasn't stopped since. but there is still a lot of room for improvement. it is only UP from here on out.
i believe 40 is the decade to make a mark. and that is exactly what i am doing as i enter my 42nd year.
won't you join me?
enjoy the day!
erin

inojai said...

My forties were my best years! Still young, a little smarter (not a lot), healthy, enjoy them!
Your drawings for the coloring book are beautiful!

Tari of ClayButtons.com said...

40's are better than the 30's. Enjoy!
I'm having a hard time with the realization that I'm going to be 50 this year! So I've been dying my hair purple :) I don't want to be a part of the blue hair crowd.
Happy Birthday!!

Chrissy said...

Lucky you to be 40 again!.... I'm 15 yrs. older than you- u little brat! lol...jk.... Go ahead tell everyone, celebrate it.. You will only be 40 once... Have fun....

SummersStudio said...

40 is good. 40 was my favourite birthday. In fact I liked 40 so much I had several 40th birthdays. Happy Birthday!

Gaea said...

I like that! 40 is the new 30! Thanks for the birthday greetings! I'm in good company!

Tari: I love that you went purple! Nice!

Janet said...

Your just a babe in the woods Gaea! xx

Joelle said...

The best thing about being forty for me was finally realizing that I am the boss of me. You will like it. Your coloring book pages are amazing. Loves.

gbkoru said...

Happy birthday! I'll be 40 next year. Funny how I don't feel like I'm getting older - then I look at my girls and realise that I must be. My mom celebrated her 25th birthday for very many years in a row, now I think she's 27...

mairedodd said...

i too am in my 40s... and am feeling an inner focus that i thought i had before but now realize was just a seed... to be honest, i usually forget how old i am (i have to do the math)... instead, i just 'am'... my kids are more of my gauge now...
happy birthday!

Erin said...

Happy Birthday to you, Gaea! I've seen your picture in magazines and things and you don't look a day over 28! You're as young as you feel and like you said age is just a number! Celebrate your number! Have a great B-Day!

Black Crow said...

Hi Gaea,

Just want to let you know that i received the wonderful ceramic hearts !

Thanks so much for your contribution on the beadwork contest !

did you received the Turquoise already ?

have to contact you this way...sorry...my e-mails to you are coming back...

Thanks !
Trudy

Janet said...

Your drawings are so lovely!