Forty is the new everything

I’m a little bit giddy, a little bit nervous, and kinda paranoid all at the same time.

Here’s why:

My girlfriend Christin and I are going to the Grammys. Yeah. The real deal. Where Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett and LMFAO are all in the same room. It will be our early 40th birthday present to ourselves. Our friend Jennifer is taking us. She’s got some awesome connections and a super awesome dad that’s how we got to be so lucky.

So between freaking out, figuring out what I’m going to wear, making hair appointments to cover my roots, waxing (I don’t really wax) and telling the hubs he’ll have the kids for a whole weekend on his own, the back of my mind is going through the- ‘does this mean that with something this good, the universe will even the score and something bad will happen?

I know. That’s awful. How cynical of me. Good things happen to people, regardless. Bad things happen when  nothing good has happened. So why do I think because I get a stroke of good fortune, misfortune will come knocking?  Because I’m normal. Or fu*#ed/normal. The new normal.

So on top of all that, yes,  I’m turning 40. In August. But still, it’s there. On the calendar. Like a root canal. Or a pap smear appointment. But it’s also kind of super awesome. Why? Because I feel like now the best is yet to come. Even if the universe wants to settle any scores,  my life is way better than it was 20 years ago. Hell yeah. My twentieth birthday was spent going to my retail job, living in my cramped apartment, a few friends to make me feel special, no bars yet- I didn’t have a fake ID (too much of a goody-two-shoes) and no boyfriend. Now a boyfriend shouldn’t make you need to feel complete. But come on, let’s be real- I was a girl with needs. The need to be romanced, kissed on the neck, kissed on the lips, and snuggled. (More than that, but my mom reads my blog)

The plan is for me and the family to be in Europe with friends in August for my 40th. That’s pretty fantastical. Expensive. But fantastical. Of course, I’m stressed because I don’t have passports for the kids yet. And since the new law requires all of us to go in person so James knows I’m not kidnapping our kids to New Zealand, it makes for a difficult time getting us all together to the appointment, at the Post Office, on a Saturday. Or I’m just procrastinating because it doesn’t sound like fun to get a passport.

So yeah. My 2012 is going to be excellent. Like Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. But I doubt there will be time travel.

So the Grammy’s. I promised Emma I would  try and get a picture of Nicki Minaj.

I’m sure the next 5 weeks (FIVE WEEKS!) will be full of outfit questions and other babblings.

Yay me. And Christin. And Jennifer. Happy Birthday to  us.

Emma's favorite. I can't understand a word she sings. Emma says that's probably because I'm old and a parent.

My favorite. Maybe she'll sing to me.

19 thoughts on “Forty is the new everything

  1. Ok, so your mom reads your blog, so if you are turning 40 this year, do you think I was born yesterday? I can handle the goings on of a 20 year old! That was then, let’s concentrate on now.
    Get your giddy pre 40 self together and enjoy the anticipation, it’s a bit longer than the actual event itself, which will go by in a flash!
    The trip to Europe, given the fact that you took your first trip to Europe at the age of 10 months!!, I see no problem doing it again at 40, you can handle the passports applications. But then it was easier to do 39 years ago. You were so cute then, people took your picture at Windsor Castle. Can you imagine what will happen when you take your cute kids to Europe??

  2. Glad you get your chance to go – to Europe and the Grammy Awards!!! Not sure if G & I are going to the Grammys this year or not. Of course I’ve been twice, so I know I’ve had my turn, but it would certainly be fun to go again.

  3. Ahh, that would be Grace Kelly. My favorite of old Hollywood and style. Audrey Hepburn is a close second. I picture myself one day on a yacht in Monte Carlo wearing some uber chic Chanel or something. That’s the point of that pic. Thanks for noticing.

  4. Jealous! first Pitbull kisses u and now you are going to the Grammy’s!? I would like to request a picture of Minaj’s ass.

    • J. Lo’s ass, Beyonce… you name it. I’m checking them all out! That sounds weird, but you know what I mean. Gosh, I’m just hoping I don’t get like a migraine out of excitement the day of it. Oh, and best yet- we get red carpet access. Shazam!

  5. Your 40th birthday is when you get to have the fun you wanted on your 20th birthday, but couldn’t afford to do back then. Enjoy the Grammy’s and the trip to Europe. Milk this birthday for all it’s worth.

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