Shhh!!! Don't tell anyone that I am turning 40 tomorrow!!!
A lot of people get upset about this milestone, but not me! I am excited! For one, I will be leaving the 35-39 age group and joining the Master's. No longer will I be the oldest of the bunch. I'll be the baby of the old folks. LOL!!!
I have never been one to get upset or down about getting older. I just try to live everyday to the fullest and make the best of every situation. Sometimes, that is easier said than done.
In November, I had some dental work done that involved taking antibiotics afterwards. I was highly allergic to said antibiotics, and I wound up with a severe case of hives. I felt like my body was on fire, and there was no escape. I ended up having to get a cortisone shot and take steroids for a week. The hives cleared up eventually, but it was ugly for awhile. About the time that the hives cleared up, we went to Thanksgiving at my parents' house, and were called by the vet (6 hours away) to inform us that our 12 year old Labrador Retriever was on his deathbed. He died that night.
There was a slight reprieve, as we began to look forward to Christmas holidays. The DAY that we got out for Christmas break, Geno came down with a terrible stomach virus. I tried to help him as much as I could, but for that type of sickness, all you can do is ride it out. About four days later, he began to feel better...and guess what? I came down with the virus! We felt like Christmas was stolen right out from under us.
For a minute there, I was mad at the world. I kept asking myself why we couldn't catch a break and why everything kept happening to us. I was just about to start feeling sorry for myself.
But then...I perked up. I decided that no longer would I wait for holidays and special occasions to cook what I like to eat, plan fun things to do, dress up in my favorite clothes, etc.
If you're always waiting for the weekend, for a holiday, for time off...it seems like life is passing you by, and all you're doing is waiting...and wasting precious time.
From now on..for me...everyday is a special occasion!
This public service announcement bought to you by an almost 40 year old woman! :)