Getting Older…Is Not So Bad

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I got new glasses last weekend – I like em. This is me, no makeup and newly 39. Even though my right eye is like 2200, my left eye is now better than 20/20. That’s because I favor the left I suppose. Anyway, I’m now knocking on 40. It’s not as distressing as I’d imagined it to be. Perhaps it’s because I’m in the best shape of my life and things are going really well for me professionally and personally. Maybe it’s because by the time I got here, I’ve realized that old isn’t so old after all.

Still, I use expensive cream for my face (Definity by Oil of Olay and yes, I bought it FTC – the stuff absolutely rocks! I have super sensitie and dry skin and it’s the best stuff I’ve ever used and I highly recommend it!) to try and combat wrinkles, or at least keep them from taking over. And I have other products I use for skin and hair and all that jazz. It’s expensive, battling age.

Frauke is doing an overhaul of my website to a lighter color because while I love this dark blue, it’s hard on my eyes! And since many of my readers are my age or older, I figure it may be hard on their eyes too.

However, I must say I feel sexier than I did, even just ten years ago. I’ve hit my stride I think. I don’t care what anyone else thinks and I don’t mind trying new things and I get more looks now than I did ten years ago! Perhaps it’s the attitude, maybe it’s because I’m a doofus, LOL, who knows?

In any case, 39 started with a cupcake and a hot cup of coffee made my my husband who’s been with me for going on 21 years now. He’s seen the girls when they were a lot perkier and he still loves em. My kids gave me my favorite perfume (which I don’t buy for myself because it’s expensive and I don’t quite know when I turned into my mother but here I am) and my husband, well he gave me something we’ll try out later after the kids are asleep!

It’s a good day. I’ve got a lot of writing to do this weekend and the time to do it. My dude turns 39 on Tuesday. We used to do a birthday week back in the day, before kids and the need to sleep more than three hours a night. He’s got salt and pepper at his temples and in his beard – damned sexy.

Have a great Saturday folks, have a cupcake and take a second to appreciate who you are now.

8 comments to “Getting Older…Is Not So Bad”

  1. Karen
    February 3rd, 2007 at 11:31 am · Link

    Happy Birthday Lauren! Hope you made a whopper of a wish on that candle 😛

    I’ll be saying hello to 39 this year as well. My eyes, skin, hair, and “girls” have seen younger and perkier days, but I sure as hell have never been happier than I am right now.

    Enjoy your day!

  2. Anne
    February 3rd, 2007 at 12:10 pm · Link

    :mrgreen: Happy Birthday Lauren! You look fabulous!!!! enjoy your day!

  3. Maura
    February 3rd, 2007 at 2:00 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday! Love the new glasses.

    I left 39 behind several years ago and I agree that old doesn’t seem as old as I thought it would.

  4. Lori
    February 3rd, 2007 at 3:33 pm · Link

    Happy birthday! I could not agree more. Getting older is so much better. Both my hubby & I turned 40 last year and it’s just wonderful to know there’s nobody you’d rather hang out with all those years later. And to know that you like yourself better now than you ever did way back then. Very cool. Enjoy!

  5. Jaci Burton
    February 4th, 2007 at 6:53 am · Link

    Happy Birthday Lauren! Your glasses look a lot like mine. And you look gorgeous in them! I think you look great. And the important thing is feeling great, isn’t it? 😀

  6. Lauren
    February 4th, 2007 at 7:49 am · Link

    Karen- yeah! Really, I’m better at 39 than I was at 29! (though I do get way less sleep)

    Anne – thank you, cupcake!!

    Maura – I suppose I really am getting old when getting new frames makes me happy but I really do like them, LOL!

    Lori – so true!

    Jaci – aww thanks! It is important to feel great.

  7. Kathy Wheatley
    February 4th, 2007 at 7:52 am · Link

    Happy Birthday, Lauren!
    Have a wonderful Year!

  8. Lacy Danes
    February 7th, 2007 at 3:07 pm · Link

    I just wanted to say~ You do look fantastic!

    I so agree about getting older… I to feel so much sexier and confident then I did 10 or even 5 years ago. I think as you age and you learn more about yourself, you show that surness of self on the outside and that confidence people notice.