Monday, July 26, 2010

*I'm Back.... part 2*

And then yesterday, I turned 40!  The big FOUR OH!  How on earth did that happen?  My birthday weekend was good and bad... Friday my BFF asked I wanted for my birthday and honestly I had no good ideas... then it came to me... I texted her with "you could take me to get my nose pierced".... and the next thing I knew I was in the chair at the tattoo shop getting my nose pierced! It didn't hurt nearly as much as I feared it would...  it made my eye water though....

A photo for you.....

Friday night we were at a friends house for a fire in the new fire pit, a few drinks, and cupcakes!  A very nice evening with friends....  I swear we have the best friends ever!

Saturday I got to meet up with my niece for lunch at the airport as she flew from Regina to London ON while the guys went shopping for my birthday present.  Saturday evening Bruce took me to our favourite hole in the wall for wings and I will admit to drinking a mini pitcher of vodka paralyzers.  We came home and since it was such a beautiful evening, we decided to take Milo for a short walk.... and about 3 blocks away from home I slipped on some rocks and gravel and fell.  I don't know exactly how it happened, but I managed to do a 180 degree turn and land on top of my left foot.  I thought my biggest problem was that my second to smallest toe was cut and bleeding pretty badly....  Bruce ran off to get the car and I decided to limp towards home... and then almost passed out so I sad on someone's lawn and waited.  I thought for sure I had broken my foot.  I spent the rest of the evening with my foot up with ice on it and went to bed still in a lot of pain.  Our plan was to head to get it checked out in the morning if it wasn't better.  Sunday morning brought less pain for my foot but the bruising and swelling were obvious.  Since it was my birthday I decided I would take it easy and sat in the yard (sometimes in the sun, sometimes in the shade) with iced tea, a good book and my foot up.

And Sunday was the big birthday.... the big FOUR OH.... the OMG I'm old birthday LOL!  I'm not sure how it happened, but here I am, 40.  I don't feel 40.  And that I think is the attitude to have.  It's just a number.  Bruce made a cake, we went out to dinner with a few friends and my father in law, came back here for cake... got a few presents including some more kitchen knives (I have started a collection of good kitchen knives) and a few nose rings for when I can change from this honking big "diamond" in 6 weeks.  I had a few unexpected phone calls as well as a call from Mom, after which I cried for a while...  I am so glad she was feeling up to calling me (I could tell how tired she was) but it was so sad knowing that this would be the last time she would wish me a happy birthday.  It still makes me cry....

My birthday festivities continue tonight with dinner at my Mother in Laws house....  and then, sadly, I will have to put away my birthday expectations until next year....

One more post for you to read today...  #3 will be all about the card!

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3 comments:

Merlie said...

OMG!!!! I was thinking today (Monday) was your BIG 40. I guess it's BELATED Happy Birthday. The girls made a card for you and we're gonna have to deliver it if you're not heading to Regina this week.

Jan said...

You're still a young babe at four O Nancy! (I wish lol)... Enjoy!

Susan Raihala said...

Happy belated birthday, Nancy! Forty is just a number, and I LOVED it! I'm looking at 44 in a few months, and I'm loving that, too! It's better than the alternative.