Saturday, June 11, 2011

I'm 30!, baby's coming!, new house soon!

Well it's been another hot and very busy week for us. It was filled with lots of real estate drama and a big milestone for me--turning 30. Also we are waiting for baby #2's arrival any time now and trying to guess how soon it will be. This is that crazy stage where it could happen in hours or in a month. Hard to plan. But due to so many of our other life variables right now, I sort of feel like, why bother planning anyway?

I don't have any new photos to share tonight, but I did want to pop in for an update since poor bloggie has been a bit neglected this week. Most of what I have to share is about my birthday, but of our 3 main topics for this post, it's the only one that is in the past, so . . .

Here is something I wanted to write about last night in the midst of my birthday festivities, but of course, didn't, since I was in the midst of them and not at a computer (how boring would that have been?). Have you ever imagined what your perfect day would be like? I have. I took a while to think about it a couple months ago and love to imagine how I could make it happen at some point. Here it is: wake up in a beautiful room overlooking the ocean, have leisurely breakfast of pastries and coffee alone with something good to read, meet up with some ladies for a shopping trip to pick out a fantastic outfit for the evening, have a nice lunch out, short nap, dance workout class, shower, pampering like nails and hair and makeup done, get dressed and go out to a nice dinner with lots of friends and family, listen to live music under the stars, head home with my hubby. Doesn't that sound fun? What would yours be? I was reminded of this yesterday in the midst of the birthday festivities because my 30th birthday had a lot of the characteristics of the perfect day. Enough were missing that I still have something to look forward to, but I did get to eat a bagel and coffee for breakfast, go shopping, get my nails done, listen to live music under a non-raining thundercloud, and have a very nice dinner. It was a good day. Also not on the imaginary perfect day list, but fun add-ons yesterday were: go out for frozen yogurt treat with sweet little daughter and happen upon a pretty good craft show.

The other great thing about my birthday was that now I don't have to worry about turning 30 any more. It actually feels really good to be 30. My mom told me she liked turning 30 because it made her feel like she finally had some credibility. I totally get that. Y'all, I am a substantial grown up now. My friend Annie sent me a quote on my 21st birthday that also sticks with me. I can't remember it exactly, but the idea was that when you get older, you don't lose all the other ages that came before. You still are your 5 year old self, 13 year old self, 24 year old self etc, but you add more to who you are too. I love that thought and I think it's absolutely right. So thanks Mom and Annie for helping me interpret my birthday! : )

So there you have some debriefing of one of the week's big events. As for when the baby will arrive and how our transition to a new downtown house will play out, those have been more difficult to nail down, but I will keep you posted. 

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