Wednesday, May 09, 2012

40 eve

Tomorrow I turn 40.  I'll have more to say about that tomorrow, for now I just want to say: Hi!  How've y'all been doin'?

It's been a while.  A LONG while.  So sorry.

I've been preoccupied with selling 105 cases of Girl Guide cookies.  I was starting to dream about Girl Guide cookies although, ironically, I can't even eat the damn things since they're chalk full of gluten.

Other things have been going on in my life as well.  I've done some stuff, learned some new things, made some decisions, done stuff with the kids.  Such as:

I'm learning to do this:
First try.  Not bad.  Will get better.  Homemade fondant.

And yesterday I did this:

Definitely good for a first go.  Too sweet though.

And last week I did this:

Major cutbacks happening in Ottawa!

After previously looking like this (it was actually a few inches longer than this even):

Major improvement.  Who's the hippie?!

And a few days ago I made this:

It's time to get fascinating.  This will be my headwear at a tea in June celebrating dear Liz's long reign.  
This week I also attended (and helped with) Hope's first t-ball game and Emily's first baseball game of the season.  I also watched Emily rule the stage during the talent show as she showed off her made hooping skills.  I'm planning my birthday shindig for Saturday.  Eating too much of that darn cake above and making promises to get outside and move my jiggly butt more.  I've been gardening and redesigning the garden and loving every minute of it.

And now, it's time to say goodbye to my thirties.  Tomorrow I wake up 40 and fabulous!


Lynn said...

LOVE the new hair. FABULOUS. Just yesterday I decided I was going to grow my hair out to waist length. Now you've convinced me that short is way cooler. Have a great birthday!

Karen said...

You know, Lynn... I thought I would have cutter's regret but I haven't regretted cutting my hair even once. I'm SO glad I did it. Totally liberating. I live how easy it is and I feel way more of a hip mum than the bedraggled mum. I totally recommend!

Marnie said...

That cake looks pretty wicked awesome Karen. But you, my 40 year old friend, look even better. HAPPY DAY! HAPPY DECADE! Yee ha to forty and fabulous!

Cathy said...

great to catch up/*chat* with you, karen!
i hope your day today was awesome - and have FUN at your party this weekend!
love that cake. and your new hairstyle. and all the interests that you have...welcome to the 40+ club!

Anonymous said...

I think 40's going to be a good year for you! :) Happy birthday!

kosmetyczny-raj said...

Great the new hair! :)