Thursday, January 18, 2007

Born: January 18, 1967 at 2:12 AM

Well it's here! The BIG 4-0. I had ordered some balmy weather for the day, but Environment Canada seems to have screwed up my order and it's sub-zero out there. Brrrrrr... break out the mucklucks and thermal undies boys and girls.

I am going up to my parents house tonight for the combo birthday supper for my brother and I (his birthday was on the 15th, but he's a year older, of which I like to remind him on a regular basis). I got to pick the meal so it's baked salmon for dinner and my Mom's homemade apple crisp instead of a cake. Yummmmm!

I'm pretty stoked about turning 40. At first it kind of freaked me out. Forty? Does that mean I'll have to start acting like a grown up? But then as the date grew nearer I started feeling this surge of excitement. It was 40. I had made it. And I had reached this point healthier, better looking (hey - I have the new driver's license photo to prove it!), and with a more balanced and determined frame of mind than when I was 30. It's like I found my groove, and now I have a whole new decade to apply my grooviness to. How can I not be excited about that?

And like I said over at Fab At Forty -- since I plan on living to 125, technically, I'm just getting started!

So how did I spend my writing time on my birthday? Working on the first kiss scene for Finding Home. Not a bad way to start the day. Progress on the book has been steady. I'm optimistic I'll reach my first draft completion deadline of March 31st.

Now here's something fun a friend at work sent me yesterday. It's called the Birthday Calculator. You put in your birthday day and it gives you back all this information, including your life path number, how many seconds you've been on the earth, the relative date you were conceived. It's pretty cool. My life path number is six and the description was pretty bang on. Give it a whirl.

19 comments:

annette said...

Happy birthday, Kelly!!!! :-)

Erin said...

Have a great B-day, Kelly!

40 is nothing, isn't it? Easy to do.

Now, about that birthday order - who do you have to chase down in order to get them to give you the proper birthday weather?

Bailey Stewart said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!

I didn't make that big of a fuss - okay, it is huge and in big red letters. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly!!!

Kelly said...

Erin - I think I need to chase down a plane. Preferably one heading to Cuba.

julia said...

Happy Birthday and hope everyone treats you like the Birthday Queen all day!

Nienke said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!
It only gets better from here on in!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and welcome to the 40 club!!! Enjoy your salmon and apple crisp - sounds yummy :-) Have a great day.

Melissa Marsh said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KELLY! LOVE your attitude about turning 40. No black balloons and black cake for you!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday from a fellow Canadian author! 40 is a great year. Enjoy it and have fun...

Anne M said...

Happy Birthday. Hope the 40's are a great decade for you.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! 1967 was a great year to be born.

I don't really plan on making a fuss over mine this year, however I know hubby is going to go all out, even suggested catering.

Have a fabulous 40th year!!!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

That's so cool that you're planning to live to 125!

And your comment on my blog about your dream cracked me up!!!

Lexi said...

HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it was a wonderful day for you.

Christine Wells said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Hope I look as fab at 40
As yoo-oo-oo do!!!

Peggy said...

Happy 40th, Kelly!! Welcome to the club! Glad you're happy to be here. Wasn't so painful after all, eh?

MaryF said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kelly!

40's not so bad, trust me ;)

Lexi said...

So, how was the birthday?