Thursday was my 38th birthday. I tend to think that past, say, age 21, any birthday that doesn’t end in a zero feels pretty unremarkable. And really, I spent way more time planning Catie’s birthday party than even thinking about my own. I guess that’s what happens when your child’s birthday is 11 days after yours.

But my birthday was good. The kids were with Dave, but Chris brought me flowers, and we went out for dinner.

He remembered tulips are my favorite. Points for that.

It was really nice just to have a little grown-up night off, where I got to dress up a little and not worry about whether or not the restaurant would have crayons or if I should bring our own from home.

After work on Friday, I picked the kids up and went to my parents’ house for dinner. My mom had gotten some fancy cupcakes from a little bakery here, and the girls blew out my candles with me. It was nice.

(And yeah, I’ll admit that I gave up on the detox diet long before the 3 week point, because I totally ate the hell out of those cupcakes. I’m still working on more “mindful eating” and I’m back to running at least 2 miles a day, and I guess I’ll just take it from there.)

Today, Catie and I dropped Lucy with my folks and went to see “Frozen.” After trying to take Lucy to the movies twice now (for “Despicable Me 2” and “Walking with Dinosaurs”), I’ve come to the conclusion that she’s really just not old enough to sit through a movie in the theater, because both times she got antsy and I ended up walking her around in the hall for a good 15-20 minutes to keep her from having a meltdown. So I think I’m going to add “movies” to the list of thing to reserve until she’s a little bit older and has a longer attention span.

Plus it was nice to have some alone time with my big girl, because that doesn’t happen often. And Frozen was a really, really good movie, so I”m glad we went.

So really? Yeah, ok, I’m one step closer to 40 and yadda yadda, aging, crows feet, whatever. But so far, 38 is off to a pretty good start. No complaints here.

4 thoughts on “thirty-eight

  1. Happy belated! 🙂

    On the anti-aging tip…I’m only 31 but I spent a TON of time in the sun in my 20’s. No one sees the early signs I’m seeing but they are there and for the last year I’ve been using retin-a. It takes 2 years BUT it is the only thing out there that grows collagen and actually reverses photo damage. Here’s a good article from the times. . My insurance covers it. You look great though! We are all so tough on ourselves. Me included. 🙂

  2. Ps- I use the retin- a at night (wait 30 mins before putting moisturizer over it) but I use this during the day. Look at how well it’s reviewed and it’s cheap! My pores got sooo small after using this just a few weeks. Ok those are all my beauty secrets. Haha:)

  3. I’m glad you had a good birthday! You need to print that picture of you and Catie out and frame it. It’s such a great picture!

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