Anywho......on January 30th, OVER a month ago I turned another freaking year older. People, I am NOT ok with it. I don't accept it. I can't possibly be THIS close to 40. It depresses me to no end. It really does. I don't LIKE getting older. I don't LIKE the realities of our bodies breaking down and facing the future in it's scarey state. UGH!
However, I try not to be TOTAL Debbie Downer, so I put on a smile and invited my adorable Daddy to lunch. I mean, we DO share a birthday. I was his 30th birthday present and I really DO love sharing the day with him.
There are several places that offer free meals to you on your Birthday, so we took advantage of Liberty Market in downtown Gilbert. Joining us were my Mom, my brother, my children and then my friend Karen stopped by too. All in all it was a lovely lunch and time had by all.
The rest of the day was pretty low key. Jere had given me some beautiful flowers and a sweet card and maybe some chocolate, I can't remember now. Oh, he gave me the birthday girl ribbon I was forced to wear around for the day. haha
That night we went to dinner with our delightful and beloved neighbor friends Blaine and Noelle. Really, they're so fun. And Julie came along too, while one of Jeres cast members babysat our kids for us. Thanks Britanee!
We decided on Cheesecake Factory....man I love that place. It may or may not have overwhelmed Noelle with all the choices, but somehow she persevered.
Our dinner group. I REFUSE to even acknowledge or discuss how huge I look.
My pretty, pretty bouqet from Jere. It seriously lasted for a MONTH!
All in all....it was a nice day. I got some nice cards, a couple lovely gifts, and there was of course all the facebook lovin. MAN I love Facebook Birthdays, that really is fun to get all those greetings. Anywho.... I'm moving on, learning to accept that age happens. But, it doesn't mean I have to be happy about it. Next year, I'm just telling you now, I will be hiding in a closet somewhere. I REFUSE to turn 40, simply REFUSE!!
Stuffing your face to tune out the old age,