Yes, this is a momentous date because I was born on this date in 1969. </trumpet fanfare> And please, when I say I’m 39 this year, DON’T ask me, “How many times?” like someone did at work last week! I have lived a good full life in my 39 years and don’t intend to wish any of them away any time soon.
Ok…maybe I do wish that all those great years didn’t show on my face. For years, people would tell me how young I looked and how, someday, I’d appreciate looking so much younger than I was. It was annoying then and now – even more annoying to discover that they were RIGHT! I wish people mistook me for someone younger these days. Advice to all grocery store clerks: make someone’s day by carding them when they buy alcohol, even if they are nearly twice the legal age and don’t look like they need to be carded.
And don’t pay any mind to my husband this week when claims to be SO much younger. His turn is coming just 8 short days!