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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Turning 40...

Today is my 40th birthday and I must say I am enjoying myself. No, I haven't done much of anything yet... I am just relaxing. I enjoyed a light breakfast(which was prepared by my teenager), received a wonderful gift from my BFF (which I'll shared with you later), got a call that my other BFF put something in my bank account (now that's what I'm talking about!), watched a little television (recordings of Army Wives and How to Look Good Naked), read some of my book (Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz) and tiptoed into the office while everyone was out to write you a little note.

I really don't know what else is planned for today. My oldest daughter and my BFF have told me that I just need to be ready to go out at about 5 p.m. and dressed in "business casual." Hmmmm? Because I'm not used to not knowing something and being out of control, I had a dream that I was going to England tonight! LOL. Now wouldn't that be a trip (LMAO) - literally!

As I celebrate this momentous, once-in-a-lifetime occasion, I am lightly reflecting on my life, enjoying the moment to relax and relishing in the love I am receiving. Reaching 35 was a little rough on me, but so many women lament on how the 40s are wonderful and to embrace every minute. With that advice in mind, I plan on doing just that.

I'll share the journey with you whether it's ups and downs or goods and bads - we'll do it together and I know I will be okay. This past year has been difficult for me, but I can say I am finally in a place where I know myself better and love myself more. No, everyday isn't easy and the stress can be overwhelming, but I can and will survive... One day I will reach more goals I've set, look back and relish in the lessons I've learned and feel complete satisfaction in who I am.

Right now I continue to learn, grow, experience and love... and that is enough. Who I am is enough and today I'll enjoy just that.

Wow! 40! Let the celebration begin...


  1. Happy Birthday, Petula! Welcome to the truly wonderful world of the 40's! It really is a good place to be on so many levels. We are wiser than our youth and are more comfortable in our own skin than ever before. You are beautiful!!! Love the picture. Enjoy the day--and the 40's!!!

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I'm sorry I forgot, with Aidan being sick my mind has gone to mush.

  3. Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday, dear Petula
    Happy Birthday to YOU!!

    FYI. I awarded you a blog award in a post on my blog. I really enjoy your blog.

    And I hope you had a GREAT day!!

  4. Happy Birth day and wish for you another 40 years of joyful day ahead!

  5. Happy 40th Birthday!!!

    I've reached the 35th milestone so far.

    I hope you've had a fantastic day!

  6. Happy 40th! Hope you enjoyed your day. I've passed that milestone, lol.

  7. I hope your birthday was great! You'll have to tell us all the details about the celebration. Being 40 is liberating and you look great so CONGRATULATIONS!

  8. happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!

    enjoy your 40th birthday. you look fab!

  9. Happy Belated Birthday! I hope it was amazing! :)

  10. That's a milestone. They say that everything just makes sense when you reach 40...let me know if that's true? =)

    Happy happy Birthday dear! I hope you had a wonderful time - can't wait to hear about what your daughter and BFF had prepared for you :)

    More wonderful years for you Pet!

  11. So, petula, after you dressed formal, did you get on the plane to London? LOL

    SOunds like fun, but I can't wait to see what was the surprise your eldest daughter had for you.

    Great you have a wonderful day, it's going to be a memorable 40! :)

  12. Happy Belated Birthday, Petula.

    I'm sure you enjoyed what they planned for you.

    Right now I continue to learn, grow, experience and love... and that is enough. That is all we can ever do, as you stated, it's always enough.

  13. You guys are absolutely fab! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. You rock!!

  14. Hey that BFF is that the same loser that can't drive or golf? Hopefully he's better about presents! I hope you enjoyed your birthday. Birthdays are great!!!!

  15. OMG I am sorry I forgot your birthday and your 40th one at that! You look great Petula :0) Hope your day went well and you were pampered the entire day like you deserve!

    have a great day :0)


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