All things considered...
I guess, 40 isn't that bad..
I mean, sure I am older... and the gray hair and crow's feet are becoming ever more prominent...
I don't have the figure I had when I was 20 (oh how I wish for that back!! I still have a closet full of "In your dreams" size 3 clothing that I am hopeful to wear again...)
But I've got wonderful children and .. well.. the Hub (although at times, I would love to trade him in for a sweet little kitten).. my Momma and my friends..
and of course - birthdays are always good for the sarcastic "wow you don't look a day over 45 comments" from my girl...
or the "Mommy, how old are you now? 17?" (and yes, she is completely serious - as people don't get older than 25 .. ever!)
and the goodies...
and although the Hub caught holy Hell from the guys at work..
"You bought her a what? Are you Nuts?? Guess you're gonna sleep in the dog house tonight..." (the G version - hee hee)
it was what I had on my Christmas list for Santa this year... (secretly, I think the Hub wants me back to a size 3, so all the Victoria Secret and Fred of Hollywood crap he's bought me over the years, won't continue to be stuffed in the back of the undies drawer..)
But mostly, I am most grateful for another year to share with my family and friends.. and of course another year to share my fiber doodles with everyone here.