Ok, so I’m turning 40 in a couple of months, I get very excited about my birthday, ask anyone who knows me. I’m not one of these people who doesn’t like telling people how old I am, it really doesn’t bother me.
I wake up earlier than the kids on Christmas Day and I celebrate my birthdays for about 4 weeks, I’m an excitable person, what can I say?
It doesn’t sit well with Beardy, who needs his sleep and I’m waking him up at 5.30am on Christmas morning asking him why the kids aren’t up yet, he doesn’t like it, I get a ‘uhh, shut up!’ and other words that I pretend I don’t hear, whatever it is it’s not usually accompanied with an ‘I love you’ or ‘darling’ at the end. We are like chalk and cheese in that respect (I would definitely be the cheese). So I lie there, like a plank, staring up at the ceiling waiting for one of them to come in and jump on me…….I’m sure it’ll get better, I’ll wind them up more on Christmas Eve this year 😉 .
Anyway, enough blabbing, so, my Birthday – everyone has starting saying to me ‘oh, you wait, everything changes when you’re 40, you’ll start feeling all the aches and pains, you’ll put on weight, you’ll be tired, you’ll forget stuff’…wait, what? I’m going to be 40 not 400! Seriously, does this really happen? This can’t really be true can it? Am I going to wake up on the morning of my birthday and not be able to get out of bed from all the aches and pains that have plagued me during the night? The weight thing goes without saying, it’s easier to put on weight when you get older, that happens anyway, I might need to stop eating my body weight in cheese, that will be tricky and there could be some consoling needed there but I will try. The tiredness and forgetting stuff, well that’s happened ever since Bear was born really, I am a professional forgetter already, I can deal with that.
I feel like, from what everyone has told me, I should be more prepared (and clearly so do a lot of other people as I seem to be getting loads of emails lately about planning my funeral!!! – what’s that all about?) So, in preparation for my impending death, I’ve decided I’m going to make a bucket list, I probably won’t end up doing all of them, but I’m going to try my hardest!!! Any recommendations gratefully received!
- Parachute Jump
- Swim with Dolphins
- White water raft down the Colorado River
- Learn how to play Fifa on the PS4 (sorry Beardy but you need to help with this one!)
- Go to an ice hotel
- See the Northern Lights
- ‘do’ VEGAS!
- Go to a Baseball or American Football game
- Eat seafood at Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco
- Fire a gun
- Write a book
- One day, live by the sea