Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Eighteen months from this week I will turn 40.


I know it's just a number and I know I'm lucky to have lived this long and be healthy and I am super grateful for every day on this earth. And if I die tonight I know I'll be in heaven with my Saviour and I won't regret anything (except maybe some unfortunate hair dos and outfits from the 80's/90's). 

But for some reason I'm really having a hard time realizing I'm going to be FORTY! That just seems so old. I'm also watching my high school and college friends turn 40 and that's a little freaky too. They are frozen in my memory as 19 year olds with young bodies and bigger hair and now they are moms and dads of teenagers and I have a hard time wrapping my mind around it. 

I see a lot of people doing a list of 30 things they want to do before they are 30.

Well - that ship has sailed.

So I kind of want to make a list of 40 things to do before I am 40.

I'm not adventurous so there won't be any "climb Mount Kilamajaro" or "sky dive" or "fly a plane" on my list. And I have small children so it won't involve a lot of travel. And there will be no tatoos or piercings. ha! 

So I'm not sure what to put on my list.

I have a few ........I just need to come up with 30 more and then I want to start crossing things off:

1. I want to lose 30 pounds before I turn 40
2. I want to be in better shape - feel good about myself.
3. I want to read the Bible word for word completely through by the time I am 40 and use a new Bible so I can underline and write special notes in it. 
4. I want to celebrate my 10th anniversary in Hawaii (or somewhere tropical) - and that is a month before I turn 40. 
5. I want to celebrate a national championship with the Hogs (no pressure Arkansas) - could be any sport!
6. I want to have two children completely out of diapers before I turn 40. (Most 40 year olds probably wouldn't have that on their list. ha!) 
7. I want to take a fun girls trip
8. I want to take my girls to the zoo
9. I want to be stylish but not TOO stylish. I know my limits and I don't want to be that 40 year old wearing things made for 18 year olds. But I don't want to resort to mom jeans and a mom hairdo. (You know what I'm talking about.) 
10. I want everyone in my house to sleep through the night by the time I'm 40 (this may be the most important one!)

What would be on your list??????

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