Monday, January 10, 2011


Today is my 42nd birthday. That number seems impossible in my head, but I've done the math and my mom has the official paperwork. It's true, I'm 42 years old. Somehow 40 didn't seem too bad, but each year I delve deeper into the decade that is one's 40s I panic a little as January makes it back around.

Well, so far this day has gone really well. I took the day off which was a great move on my part. A student free birthday will be a new tradition! I spent a leisurely morning at home drinking coffee and hording the TV all to myself with General Hospital and The Price is Right. Then came a phone call from a dear old friend. Then lunch with my Mom and Sister followed by a manicure and pedicure. I then picked up the kids from school and am getting ready to eat a delicious Shogun Bowl dinner brought home by Sean. We are going to wrap up the day with a trip out to the farm for some home made cherry chip cake, presents and stories with the kids.

Tomorrow is a new day, a fresh start at 42. I'm beginning to train for the first annual Corvallis half-marathon. My goal is to finish it much stronger than I did the dirty half last year. I am in a training group that has a plan. I'm excited and from where I stand right now, I think this is going to be a pretty great year!

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