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Forty

Two weeks ago I turned 40. I’ve been wanting to write a “Forty” blog post but each time I think to do it I find myself with little to say. I figure it is time for me to just start writing and see what happens.

I had an absolutely awesome birthday, thanks to my most awesome wife Tammy. She planned a simply great day of fun! We had a great breakfast at Original Pancake House. We had a nice time at the Como Park Conservatory where Mazie took lots of pictures and Tyler was in constant surprise of everything. We came home and Mazie baked a birthday cake for me, with help from Tammy. I had suggested that I would like a vanilla cake with strawberries and whipped cream frosting but she could do what she thought would be good instead. She decided I would like a super chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. :-)

I picked dinner and we had Indian food ordered in from India Palace which was delicious. Tammy had planned that we would have a family fire that night with S’mores because I like fires but complain we don’t do them enough. After about an hour a bunch of friends showed up and the S’mores fire turned into a birthday celebration with music, fires and beer. It was awesome and I was completely surprised!

It was pretty much the best birthday, ever!

I’ve been asked many, many times “How does it feel?” and I don’t think I have any good answers. Feels the same as yesterday. So, let me see what comes to mind:

  • While I’m sure physical signs of getting older have been appearing for a while, but I seem to be noticing them more. Hair is thinning. A few grey ones. But in general I still think I have my boy like look. :-)
  • I’m totally smarter now that I’m 40. Or so I think…
  • It’s really rare that I sleep past 7 am. I think that has more to do with kids than being 40.

See, not much interesting. Tammy had much more to say about being 40. Ask a question in the comments and I’ll see if I have anything more interesting to share about being 40!

2 Comments

  1. I don’t remember my 40th, but I do my 21st. We went to Coteau to the bar that Earl had then back to Bowbells. that’s all. Not as exciting as your 40th !! Sure glad you had such a good time and Mazie is sure getting to be quite a little Lady and baker. Love and Hugs to all of you.

  2. Age is just a number. I reached said milestone back in October and to be honest, I still feel like I’m 27 and will act like I’m 14 when the mood hits (oddly enough I find myself being more immature the older I get). Anyways, welcome to “the club” my friend.

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