I turned 43 on Saturday (no, I have no problem with my age), and it was one of my top five birthdays ever! Not gonna lie. It was filled with family, love and friends.
To begin with, I slept in. Although I never have to set an alarm (thanks to my job and homeschooling), it still seemed luxurious to wake up whenever I wanted and not have any agenda. I think I woke up around 8.
Then I curled up on the couch with my coffee and started reading a book my cousin Lars wrote entitled The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings. It just came out on Amazon.
My husband emerged for coffee and a nice yak, then we headed off to the local ski slope (our family loves Swain Resort, and two of our sons work there as snowboard instructors). We took a few runs then headed home for a nap.
Believe me, naps are a treat at 43.
Then the real fun began. Our kids, their girlfriends and other friends joined us as we decorated for Christmas and settled in to watch some of my favorite flicks–Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Widescreen Edition)
and Alvin & the Chipmunks.
How perfect is that? Topping that all off, I got to spend the day reading Facebook greetings and talking to loved ones on the phone. Year 43 certainly is starting off well.
I am one blessed chica!