May 30, 2012

Turning 45

It's my birthday today!

I'm 45.

Middle middle aged! Where did THAT come from?

It doesn't help when Miss D said last week, while explaining someones age to me "I think she was middle aged....around 30!". I guess I'm screwed then.... I've been thinking alot today about what it means to turn 45.
Mid forties. 

Middle aged.

At times, I can't believe I'm this age, but my body is telling me that I am.

I'm tired. My back aches. I need reading glasses. My flexibility is not good. My hair needs colouring more often. I have lines on my face.

I've had 45 birthdays.

The Hubbster gave me a six month membership at the gym. I can't wait to get started.

To do something for me.

To get this body (and mind) back into gear.

I suppose it would be easy to feel sorry for myself because I'm getting older, and to worry about all of the little things in my life that bother me. But I really thought about it today..about how lucky I really am.

To have my family, and to have been blessed with my three little birds.

So my birthday resolution is to appreciate the little things, the things that are free and easy, that sometimes we don't acknowledge.

That is what I did today. And I wanted to share with you..the little things...

I've had such a fabulous day! I was determined to have a good one, after last years shitty, non event birthday.

I started planning my good birthday, two days ago, by pumping my body full of sudafed and vitamin C, to ward off the raging headcold I was getting. #Iwillnotbesickonmybirthday.

And I wasn't!

My children woke me with big smiles and gave me various gifts, and random objects that were already mine.

Miss T gave me a rock from the garden. I have no idea why, but I love it already.

I'm going to keep it.

They sang and talked in funny voices in the car on the way to school, which made me happy.

I drove into town to the movies, to see The Avengers. I'm so in love with Marvel Comics and I was excited to see Thor. I was hoping he'd take his shirt off again, but alas he didn't.

After the movie, I went through the drive through for lunch and there was only ONE care in front of me!

The girl behind the counter farewelled me by saying "have a lovely day".

Why thank you, I certainly will!

There were good songs on the radio in the car on the drive to AND from town. I sang along and didn't care who saw me.

The sun was shining, something this guy was oblivious too, as he talked on his mobile phone while driving.

I tried to get his attention with the universal hand/phone sign, but when that didn't work, I took his picture instead. If I see him doing the same thing again, I'll post his number plate.

See, happy happy happy!

I visited my daughter at school in the afternoon for her art show, and we sat and coloured in and drew pictures together.

Her face lit up when I walked in. 

And I got a good carpark at school!

All of these little things, making my birthday so special.

We went out to dinner, and the kids drank lemonade and behaved in the car all the way home!

A fine, fine ending to a happy happy day x


Mum on the Run said...

Happiest of birthdays to you, lovely.
I am a few years behind you - yet you could be describing me here.
I'm so delighted that you have had a fabulous day - and loving your positive b'day vibe.
:-) xxxx

Farmers Wifey said...

Thanks lovely, I'm sure I'm like a fine wine...getting better with age :))

Or cheese.....

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday sweet lady.
So lovely reading this post and hearing the joy. X

Alannah said...

sounds like a great day. It really is the little things that make a big difference. Every day I see someone driving and talking on a mobile phone! Enjoy, ahem, 45 as I will join you there early next year, or as I prefer to say I will 36 for the 9th time. smiles.

JJ said...

Happy Birthday!!! :-) *partytime*

Olive said...

A little late it seems....but Happy Birthday for yesterday !

kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this birthday post.

Sounds like a blissful fabulous day made all the better because of YOU.

Happy Birthday my love.


All For Love said...

Oh Happy Birthday to you! Heading off to catch a flick on your birthday... now that sounds like a great thing to do. Glad you had a lovely day and I know how you feel about the growing list of birthdays on the list... kind of makes you want to forget a couple here and there, haha.

greenthumb said...

Sounds like you had a lovely birthday. Happy Birthday.

greenthumb said...

Sounds like you had a lovely birthday. Happy Birthday.

Farmers Wifey said...

Oh you guys.....*blush*...thank you so much..

I had a great "me" day, and that's what it's all about!

simmone said...

Happy Birthday!

E. said...

Sounds like a great day. A belated (but still very happy) Happy birthday to you.

Farmers Wifey said...

Thank you so much lovelies!!!!

Good Company said...

Happy Belated birthday! Sounds relaxing and full of goodness. 45 is a great age!

Farmers Wifey said...

Yes 45! is the new something! Many thanks x

Life Love and Hiccups said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you lovely. Dont you hate the way age seems to creep up on us. You are looking pretty damn sprite I must say though, so I would not be in the least bit concerned. Hope you had a wonderful day and heres to a great day ahead. Go the Geminis ;) xx

Farmers Wifey said...

Oh a fellow Gemini...thank you so much....xoxoxo

Foursons said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Sorry I'm so late. :( But deary, Thor DID take his shirt off in Avengers! Even my husband sucked in his breath when he saw him. *sigh* Gorgeous.

River said...

45 isn't middle aged.
It can't be!
Because that would make me *gasp* old!
Happy Birthday.

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