I believe in Yesterday…

So, here’s the deal:

Yesterday, I Turned Forty.

Yep. 4-0



Perhaps if I say it often enough it will seem real? It’s not that I have a problem with it. I don’t at all. I am very happy with where my life is at.  Of course, there are things that, if being totally honest, I would like to change.  But these are all things beyond my control. And so I don’t let those things bother me. It still feels a bit weird to be 40 though.  It’s an age that seemed positively ancient when you are a child.  And yet when you reach it, you still feel a bit of a child yourself.  But without a lot of the insecurities of childhood (especially teenager-hood!).  One of the great benefits of aging!

I had a great day! My mum came to visit for a few days and husby took the day off work. The day started with baby snuggles and a gift, then a sleep-in (until 9am! unheard of!). After breakfast and shower etc, I had a pedicure and got sushi for lunch, followed by fancy cupcakes.

And then a trip to the Zoo! It was a warm day but our Zoo is in the perfect location for cooling sea breezes, so it was lovely.  And not nearly as busy as going on a weekend.  The perfect birthday expedition.

And finally dinner out with husby while Nanna looked after the little fella.  A local restaurant, which meant we could (a) walk and (b) drink a bottle of champagne between us.  Weeeeeeeeeee!

A perfect end to a great day!

I leave you with a sneak peek of my super special birthday suit – not a suit as such (and no, not no suit at all, heh!).  A little project I have made with some special yarn (my very first wollmeise!). 

I shall reveal all later this month!



Filed under A Day in My Life, adventures, Family

26 responses to “I believe in Yesterday…

  1. Happy happy birthday!!!What a very very delicious looking cake and delicious looking yarn you had! I'll be a bit sad to see my 40th birthday just because the 30s are being so great so far. But possibly the 40s are even better!

  2. Happy birthday – may there be many, many more to come. Sounds like you had a perfect day.

  3. Happy birthday – all the best people turned 40 this year. Seriously. Looking forward to seeing that birthday suit!

  4. That was a lovely post Jane, my favorite part is the baby snuggles in the morning by that favorite little person in your life, that has got to be just the BEST present ever ! ..that part you'll never tire of .) What a brilliant day ! Happy Birthday once again, 40 is a great time 🙂 many blessings Jane xxoo

  5. Happy Birthday!!!Sounds like you had a lovely day!!! I know what you mean, I am 39 years old right now and my birthday is coming up in January. Where does the time go??? I think 2011 has been the fastest year of my life!!! I believe 40 will be just fine. 🙂

  6. Happy Birthday, it sounds like you were properly pampered and loved. 40 is fantastic, the alternative is to not be here at all so embrace each and every birthday you have.Hugs,Meredith

  7. Welcome to the 40s, my friend! It is truly not so bad over here, most days. I am so glad you had a wonderful day to celebrate it, as you deserve!

  8. del

    Happy birthday!!! See, it's not so bad, is it? 🙂 Your birthday looks wonderful.

  9. amy

    Happy Birthday! Happy, happy birthday!I will not mind 40. Or 50. Or 60. And I hope I make 70 and 80, too. My grandmother turned 96 today. How about that?!?!

  10. Sue

    Happy 40th! I dont think I felt 40 when I turned it either but realise in my mind I must be because now people on tv look like teenagers and their probably in their 20's. It sounds like you had a very wonderful day at the zoo and a lovely dinner too.

  11. Happiest of big birthdays to you. You can tell me how the big 40 looks since I'm on the downward slide. Looks like you had a gorgeous day.

  12. Sounds like the perfect way to spend your birthday!

  13. such a lovely post! wishing you a belated Happy Birthday and much love and laughter in the coming year. i'm thankful to know you and call you a friend.

  14. Happy Birthday! Excellent star candles for an excellent gal 🙂

  15. happy birthday lovely fellow scorpio! nice cake 🙂 i loved turning 40, and every year since has gotten better, for all the reasons you mentioned. mostly, i just dont care what people think of me anymore, its so empowering. these are the best years, wishing you many more full of joy! k xx

  16. Happy 40th dearie! Sounds like a perfect day of celebration – I'm glad there is an actual suit to see – you had me worried there for a moment 🙂

  17. Forty is when you start to get all your ducks in a row. The good stuff starts soon.OMG! The boy is walking? Look at those sturdy legs!Has it really been that long?

  18. Being 40 wasn't too bad, turning 50 was odd. It sounds so much older than it feels.I like hearing how folks spend their birthdays. It sounds like you had a lovely day.

  19. Ooh! Happy belated birthday sweet girl! So glad you had a wonderful day. You deserve it.Enjoy the 40s … I for one am having an absolute BLAST!

  20. happy Birthday, fellow Scorpio lady! Welcome to the 40's, such a great place to be in life, I reckon…you know enough of yourself to not be too concerned with the BS, but you've still got enough oomph to get out and take some risks ;)have a great year!!!!

  21. Happy Belated Birthday!! I am glad you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the whole turning forty. I remember thinking forty was so old too, but really, it is quite young!! I keep waiting to feel grown up and sensible, but it hasn't happened yet.I love the photo of Connor at the zoo, he looks so happy!!

  22. Ann

    Happy Belated Birthday. I can't even remember my 40th birthday as it seems so long ago.

  23. Happy happy birthday!My husband just turned 40 this year. I've got another five to go… :)Looks like you had an awesome day.hugs!

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