Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me - and - My First "VGNO"!

This weekend, I will be celebrating my 40th birthday! I actually dread the thought of turning the big 4-0, but, I figured I might as well get over myself and embrace it. So, this seems like the perfect time to join the "Virtual Girl's Night Out" party that goes on over at Ann Again...And Again.

Time For A Party Game!

"The Mighty Four"

Four places I go over and over:
1. Walmart
2. Walgreens
3. My parents' house
4. My laundry room - bleh!

Four places I would rather be:
1. Chicago
2. New York City
3. Somewhere with snow
4. Disney World

Four things I have for breakfast (not all at once):
1. Black coffee
2. Oatmeal
3. Cereal
4. Cinnamon Toast

How about a party beverage? This is one of my favorite wines - Little Black Dress Pinot Grigio!

My birthday is going to be pretty low-key, nothing special planned (by my own wishes). I will be helping my parents move this weekend. And, we (I say "we" but that really mostly means my hubby;o) are painting my two youngest boys' room this weekend, as well. Last weekend, my sister took me on an overnight birthday trip to Indianapolis. We did a little shopping at this fantastic mall, and a lot of eating at some yummy places like The Cheesecake Factory, Godiva Chocolate (OMG!), and Ruby Tuesdays. We also went to see the movie Julie & Julia. It was so nice to just relax and get away.

If you would like to participate in this week's VGNO, click here for more details.


Hanneke Nelson said...

Happy Birthday in advance, Kari! Welcome to your forties. It is not all that bad. Really!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! Have a wonderful time no matter what you do or don't do ;-)

Mary K Brennan said...

Happy 40th! You have too many things planned. It's time to kick back and enjoy. Sounds like the trip with Sis was a blast. I drug Hubby to Julie and Julia. He loved it...Wow?!
Welcome, and have a great VGNO!

septembermom said...

Kari, I hope you have a terrific 40th birthday! I will turn 41 on September 7th. Welcome to the forties club. It's not too bad once you get used to it. Have tons of fun!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy the weekend!

Happy VGNO! :)

robin said...

Happy Birthday! I'll be turning 40 soon so I know how you feel! Hope you have a great weekend!
And happy GNO!

pam said...

Happy Birthday to you!!
Nice to meet you tonight.

Shop with Me Mama said...

Aww! Happy 40th!!! I hope you had a wonderful day!! happy VGNO :)

Carolee / Home4ever said...

Happy Birthday!

If you fear getting old, you'd better not read my post today. It deals with...ummm...getting old!

Happy First VGNO! Welcome!

News Around The Blogs said...

I hope you have a happy happy birthday!

JulieChats said...

Have an awesome birthday! I've got that one coming up myself next summer. Mmmmm, you're making me crave cheesecake just mentioning that place!

Happy Birthday & VGNO!

Breadwinner Wife said...

Happy birthday! Chicago is No. 1 on my list of places I'd rather be too!

The Gonzo Mama said...

Happy birthday, and happy first VGNO! You'll meet some amazing folks here!


Tania said...

Happy Birthday - and hope you enjoy VGNO - I'm new here too!

I am Harriet said...

Checking in a bit late but, I hope your had a fun VGNO!

Jillian, Inc said...

Happy Birthday to you! Welcome to the 40''s been great for me so far. Have you ever heard the saying "A woman's not really a woman until she's 40?" I do believe there's some truth to it. I feel like I stumbled through most of my 30's sleep deprived and in the trenches with raising little kids.- ha!

stephanie (bad mom) said...

I blasted my fear of 40 last year with a trip to Europe; worked like a charm ;D

But I *always* celebrate my birthday [weekend...week...okay, month] with loads of MEMEME - how else to enjoy aging?

Julia said...

Hi and Happy SITS sharefest!!

I am approaching your age... Happy Birthday. I want to be as graceful as you about it. Since I am still "on the other side" it sounds ominous but I can not stop it. :)

I will be happy with less laundry...too!

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday and happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!