XXXVI

Thirty-Six

36

Yesterday was my birthday. I turned the BIG 36. Most days I feel fine, of course not as young as I once was of course. But fine. Most days. Then there are the days I feel OLD. The noises my body makes when I move. The fact that it is harder to get up from being on the floor playing with the boys. Having to chase after them. (Now I know why we have kids when we are younger, can’t imagine doing all this if I was in my 40s.) Certain aches and pains I get. The gray hairs I have, just a handful at the moment. But I know more, many more are to come and I don’t have the $$$ to color my hair unless it is out of a box. 😉

Now I don’t think I am necessarily heading towards the grave tomorrow but I can see and feel that I am no longer in my 20s. I am 4 years away from being 40. The BIG 4-0. (Insert fainting here.)  Ahh. Just kidding.

Birthdays. When we were younger, they were so much more exciting, so much more thrilling. We looked forward to them. We were excited for them. Now they really just feel like any other day of the week to us. It is much more exciting as a parent to watch my kids (right now Aden but Gavin in a few years) get excited about their birthdays, their parties. Last party I had, I was somewhere between 17-18 (can’t remember exactly) but I do remember it was a surprise party that my bestie threw.

Hmm, it has been so long since I’ve brought in a birthday with a party – maybe Joel and I should do a combined 40th in a few years. He’ll be 40 25 days after I turn 40, yep I am a cougar, I robbed the cradle. I think I’ll give that some thought. (Do we have enough friends that would even come – a thought for another day.)

There are times I really think about how old I am – they don’t come up too often as I do stay pretty busy with everything I have going on. I do need to figure out where the time is going so fast, we think of that in relation to our kids a lot but have you ever thought about it in relation to your own life. Ohh, I got you thinking didn’t I.

I’m 36.

I am 36.

I AM THIRTY-SIX.

Wow, how did I get here. 36. Wasn’t it just a few years ago that I was graduating high school, a few months ago that I was graduating college (with an associates degree – I know 😦 I do think about going back to get my bachelors but unfortunately you need $$$ for that and we don’t have it – I can continue to work on my other dreams and try to make them come true).

Sorry about that digression.

Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that I got married and a few days ago that I was having babies. We did wait a bit to have kids, Drake was born when I was 30. But time tends to fly no matter if you watch the clock or not, because if you watch the clock you will blink and then time has raced by.

I am f..fo..fou..four years away from being 40. I guess I need to start saving now to go into an old folks home. 🙂 Just kidding. They say that 40 is the new 30, so I guess that means in 4 years I will be 30. Again. Haha.

But yes, yesterday was my birthday. I am now 36. One year older. One year wiser. (Maybe.) I did have to work but sometimes we have to adult. I got a few items I wanted (which may be the topic of next weeks post – oh what will I be writing about, what did I receive) and some super yummy cupcakes that I will also be partaking on tonight. Too bad I have to share them with the hubby and Aden. Good thing I love them so much. 🙂

Let’s make some birthday wishes come true.

PS – I make 36 look good. LOL. (Here I would post a picture of myself but I am not crazy about pictures of myself – another day, another blog.)

Thanks

Marisa

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