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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Forty-licious, Turning 40!

Yep. I am now forty-licious. "Forty-licious" is my word of the year.


For my big 4-0, I thought I would share 40 of my deranged thoughts with you.


1. Do not tell me that 40 is the new 30. 40 is 40. Besides, when I was 30, I was kicking off a 6 year lactating coma. 
2. I love my friends at 40. We are more settled, waaaay funnier, we can afford good booze and our children can wipe their own bottoms.


Things I know:
3. I know that a camisole is an undergarment only and that leggings are not meant to be pants.
4. I know that it is vital to laugh myself silly on a daily basis.
5. I know that no one can build me up better or put me in my place faster than my sisters.
6. I know that my mother in law was right- "act old, get old."


Words to remember:
7. Nice counts.
8. Haters gonna hate.
9. Work hard.
10. Our family motto rocks - "H and H", happy and hustle.
11. Fight the urge to be Judgie McJudgerson.


I am thankful:
12. My mister still thinks I'm funny...ish.
13. My kiddos are the bees knees and my best adventure.
14. My real job makes me happy...and I don't have to sit in a tollbooth everyday.
15. My thought bubbles are invisible.
16. I still think my mister is funny...ish.
17. My dog does not eat his or anyone else's poop.
18. Tunic shirts that hide my muffin top.
19. I love the times when my kiddos still call me "Mommy" or "Mama".
20. My neighbors rock my socks...in a nice way, not a creepy, bed swapping way.

Since this is a house blog and all, here are some favorite house-ish musings:
21. I love a center hall brick colonial.
22. White kitchens rule.
23. Please do not hang thaaaangs on your wall too high. Please. It bugs me.
24. Wood floors trump carpet. All.day.long.
25. Someday, I will have a front porch.
                                       (Raphael Design)

I have major food love:
26. Blackberries.
27. Chocolate bars, chocolate truffles, chocolate lattes, chocolate cake..."The Help" ruined chocolate pie, however.
28. Angel hair pasta.
29. I would eat a shoe if it had goat cheese on it.
30. Pesto.
31. Coffee flavored ice cream.
32. Peppermint ice cream.
33. Pancakes, crispy on the edges.

Now that I am 40, maybe I should join the big girls and set some goals?
34. I will skydive again.
35. I will not eat my weight in chocolate...in one sitting.
36. I will try not to eye roll or sigh heavily when I am annoyed.
37. I will be more generous and less judgemental of people who like country music.
38. I will be waaay chill about my kiddos making their beds everyday.
39. I will not wear theme socks or holiday sweaters, even to school...even to my mother's house.
40. I will be forty-licious.
                               ("Naked On Healey Street")

62 comments:

  1. It just gets better from here on out. I'm 45 and it's just fabulous (ha!)Happy Birthday!

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  2. I love this sister! 40 never looked so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy early birthday:)

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  3. I LOVE that face you make. I'll be 40 in a few months and I'm totally copying your expression. lol

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  4. Happy Birthday!! Eat some peppermint ice cream for me...I love it!!♥♫

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  5. Awesome post -- happy birthday too!

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  6. 40 may not be the new 30, but 50 CAN be the new 13, but with legal alcohol! (As my blog can sometimes attest. To both the 13 and the alcohol.)

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  7. Geeze, I hope I'm as awesome as you when I'm 40. I also hope that I look as young as you do. You so NOT look 40. I too love coffee and peppermint ice cream, unfortunately they are hard to find in vegan form and my husband gets off on withholding an ice cream maker from me. I'm glad I'm not the only one longing for a front porch. I always said I'd buy a house with one, then I bought a tiny little 1950's one story with nothing but a little covered stoop. Boo. Turns out price and location trump a front porch and a formal dining room when buying a home. Please knock on wood regarding the puppy poop eating point. There is still time for it to happen.

    Okay, okay. This is not my blog post, it is yours. I'll stop now. But not before I say, "Happy birthday!"

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  8. Happy Birthday girl! You are defiantly rock~in at 40...

    dramaqueenseams.com

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  9. Happy B-day! No. 40 is coming up for me in a couple of months...ick. I am not looking forward to it. Would you mind if I borrow your "40 list" idea? I really liked it!

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  10. Happy Birthday!! This is one of the best birthday posts I have ever read. I was giggling through the entire thing! So glad that you linked up to our party this week. Thanks.

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  11. Happy Birthday! I love your blog (just found it last week) and your humor. This was an awesome list. Enjoy every minute of being 40-licious!
    Kristen in TN

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  12. #27 made me chuckle. :) loved that movie! You make 40s look and amazing. Love your pictures but the first one is my favorite. Happy Birthday! :)

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  13. Happy Birthday! Goat cheese...yummmm.

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  14. Happy, happy birthday! I turned 40 almost 2 years ago, time flies! It is really the best time ever!

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  15. What a great way to celebrate 40!:) Thanks for the smiles.:)

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  16. Happy Birthday chic!! I'm right behind you there sister in age!! Soooo hope to meet your 40licious badself sometime when you're back in town. Cheers to 40 awesome years! ~chink~

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  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    What a great post! Have a great year!

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  18. You are hilarious! I turned "the age that shall not be mentioned" last September, so you're lookin' young to me! And I too, would eat a shoe with goat cheese AND pesto. Happy Birthday! - L

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  19. What a delightful post! Stopping by for the first time and totally enjoyed your lightheartedness. I did laugh at more than a few of your thoughts. Happy Birthday!

    So nice meeting you!
    Kindly, Lorraine

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  20. Love your post and your attitude! I sailed past forty-licious 15 years ago but still love life and will continue to for the next 55 years!

    Happy Birthday!

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  21. You are hysterical! And Happy Birthday to you! You do not look 40 at all.
    -Shelley

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  22. What a great post! You are going to ROCK 40!

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  23. Love it, they just keep getting better, the old saying is true youth is wasted on the young! 46 and loving my Forties!

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  24. LOVE IT! Maybe I better not see "the Help" cause I DO love chocolate pie!!!

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  25. Love it- you are hilarious! I know what you mean about "The Help." ~phooey~ Happy birthday, by the way. (Saw you over at Whipper Berry.)

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  26. Love this post. You are too funny. I just had to join up since you made me laugh, and I figured since I'm almost 35, I better get ready for forty-licious a little early. I found you from Tater Tots and Jello's party.

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  27. Happy birthday! Forties really are pretty fabulous! Enjoy them.

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  28. you are hysterical - happy happy birthday!

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  29. Happy Birthday! your beautiful face is what brought me here from a linky party.

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  30. Love when people keep it REAL. Thanks for sharing your funny post.
    stopping by from at the picket fence

    -Nedra

    http://adventuremomblog.com

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  31. I can't wait until my kids can wipe their own rearends. It will be a happy day. Happy Birthday!

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  32. I am in love with this post... Happy BIRTHDAY to you beYOUtiful!

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  33. hilarious...had to stop by with a face like that...it can only lead to FUN!Congrats for the ability to laugh at yourself....and enjoy the journey...not many people can...Happy Birth-a-versary to you because you have only one birthday....

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  34. Happy birthday! Thanks for always making me giggle.

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  35. Ahh, Happy 40-licious! I remember my 40's and I tell ya what, you've got your game plan in order. Wishing you all the happiness and silliness possible.

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  36. Happy 40-licious! Trust me, aging is like fine wine, it just gets better and better. Wishing you joy on your 40th journey!

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  37. Welcome to the club - it only gets better from here. Given the chance -I would NEVER go back.
    Happy Birthday
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  38. Happy Birthday! I loooove this post!! I would love it if you would share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2012/01/bedazzle-me-monday-16.html I think my readers will enjoy it too!

    Have great rest of the week!!

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  39. I love this post! Hanging pictures too high bugs me too. Like, a lot! And yup, wood floors over carpet every day of the week.

    You are hilarious!

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  40. Love this Fabulous and Fun post...those are my two "F" words. lol Happy Birthday Kerry, and thanks for linking it up to Inspiration Friday! We are sharing it on our Facebook Page!

    Heather

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  41. So my 10 year old was reading your list over my shoulder.. he said.. "mom, I like everything she likes.. I might be 40 already!".. he cracked me up.. and I think I agree!

    Maddie

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  42. Your MIL was TOTALLY right, act old, get old!!! I am 64 years YOUNG and I REFUSE to act, dress or live OLD!!!!!!!!!!!! NO WAY. I will go out kickin and screamin:) I still think my hubby is FUNNY, after 44 years together! We still have date days. Your 40's are your BEST years, enjoy every single minute!!!! The 50's are fab too. Sixties: not so much, LOL XO, Pinky

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  43. Sweet heart... I am featuring YOU tomorrow ;)

    I love this post!

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  44. Happy Birthday Kerry. You're still just a baby! This post is so funny & adorable. It's my pleasure to feature you in my Fab Friday Favorites today. Please feel free to take an "I Was Featured" button if you don't already have one!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  45. Oh, this is so awesome!! It cracked me up. I'll be 37, so 40 is not far. 40 is not the new 30, you're right! I really loved "haters gonna hate". Trudat! Also, I will remember "act old, get old". So perfect.

    (Thanks for linking up with the #findingthefunny party. Hope you come back next week!)

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  46. i just spent the last hour reading your blog. i wish you were my neighbor. and i bet you have better booze than she does. i'm totally following you. not in that creepy, stalkerish way either.

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    1. HA! There is a place in this world for stalking!
      Thanks so much!

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  47. You are so funny! You look totally amazing for 40 and I hear 40s are even better than the 30s. Happy Birthday! And I love you even more because you are a skydiver- you are just plain awesome! Have a fantastic birthday!

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  48. 4o has been awesome! No skydiving, yet- but it is on the bucket list!
    Thank you so much for your kind comments- I "love Melissa"!

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  49. I L.O.V.E this. I was forty-licious last year...but my b'day sucked (thumbs down to the friends) so I am pretending I am 40 again this year. I relate to way too many of those point...especially the thought bubbles and eye rolls!..and wood floors (which my husband does not understand!)

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    1. Thank you, Holly! I think a do-over is totally in order! Let me know and I'll party it up with you!

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  50. What a fabulous post! Happy Birthday! I turned Fortylicious in January, its not bad at all! :) Oh, side note: my dog eats his own poop. Ick. Found you on 504 Main and I'm your newest follower!

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    1. AMY! My birthday was January 12! Thanks so much for joining the crazy train!

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  51. You make me look forward to 40! (But not too much.)

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    1. It has been one of the best years of my life! Saggier, older, but waaaay more fun.

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  52. Hi Kerry - a little late on this post - but PLEASE provide me with some guidelines for 50-ish! :)

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    1. GYPSY! You are rocking it- you don't need my advice! It's all in the attitude, huh?

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  53. By the date on this post I see you will be celebrating another year of liciousness this week! Me, celebrating fiftylicious in two months. Without a doubt it's now or never on a little face work! Cheers to you on another year of living large - it's now or never!

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    1. That's right! I'm closing in on 41! Thank you, Susan!

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