Someone once said to me that "Growing older is better than the alternative". This is so very true.
Celebrations have already kicked off with a civilised lunch with the girls from swimming yesterday, and not a child in sight. We do this every time someone has a birthday. We just go out for a nice lunch on a day when all the kids are in daycare. The meal was scrumptious and the company--the best! I walked away realising just how special my group of friends are, and I am so very lucky to have them.
We get on the plane at 10:25 this morning and my BFF and I are going to sit back and relax the minute we leave Queensland soil. No responsibilities, no poo-filled nappies (for my friend I mean, my boys have been out of nappies for years), no mum's taxi and a sleep-in is definitely on the cards. Frankly, if we hadn't planned so many things, I would just go to the hotel and sleep for four days.
Tonight we are trying out degustation for the first time, and I cannot wait. I am going to try to eat lightly today so that I can truly appreciate each and every course this evening. This is on my list so, on my return, I will try to regale you with a description of each and every morsel, but I don't think I can get pics or they might boot us out of the restaurant!
The celebration continues next week, where I have booked at the Golf Club for dinner with all our friends to celebrate my 40th and also to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary.
So, turning 40 is a great excuse to extend birthday celebrations beyond just one day. Technically as I was born in Canada, my birthday isn't until tomorrow, so I ALWAYS have the excuse to celebrate on two days--one for each hemisphere!
See you back in the blogosphere on Monday!