Age: 40

June 27th, 2006

It’s official. I am 40-years-old now. How does that feel? On one hand, it does make me think I’m on the other side of my life. On the other hand, I don’t feel sad about it. I’m not anxious, worrying about missing something. I’m not feeling let down for not having accomplished something special. God has blessed me beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I have been blessed with a wonderful faith, family, friends, and little everyday things that make me happy. 40 is good.My official birthday, June 16, included a trip to a pancake breakfast (cooked by my daughters), presents, visiting a few scrapbook stores, a relaxing lunch (including Cold Stone Creamery) and a party. Mike arranged a nice gathering of my friends for that evening. The biggest hits of the night were a quiz on me that Mike hosted, the New York Times front pages that Mike doctored for important dates in my life, and the game Apples to Apples.

For the quiz, Mike asked things like the following:
“Where did Denise volunteer when she moved to California?”

Answer: CA Marine Mammal Center

“What scrapbooking website does write articles for?”

Answer: Scrapjazz

The funniest question was “What did Denise do to receive an in school
suspension in high school?” It was multiple choice and the choices were the following: refusing to do science dissection, staying home to watch a baseball game on TV, fighting and “Are you kidding? She never received a suspension.”

The correct answer is…

Staying home to watch baseball. It was opening day and at that time in my life I was a baseball nut…

A lovely day from start to finish.


One comment to “Age: 40”

  1. I wish I was there to celebrate with you, my friend!!! Sounds like a perfect day! 🙂

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