November 5, 2008
My birthday is November 6th. For as long as I can remember, it’s always been a time of grief for me. Why? I don’t know. I have had people I love very much die this time of year so I always thought that was the answer. Well, this year I’m not depressed. I don’t know if it’s the Flaxseed oil I’ve been taking or the Nutrisystems diet I have been on, but I actually feel good. Turning 42 isn’t the end of the world. Ya, I would love to be 10 years younger but I’m not. I have gained a lot of wisdom in my years so the gray that I cover up every 6 weeks is earned. Every strand. As long as there is Clairol though, I will never let is grow out. Heck, I don’t even remember the color of my hair. I think its dark auburn but when I look at the roots, it’s some awful brown color. Yuck!! Plastic surgery isn’t something I would consider at this stage of the game. I have oily skin; therefore, I don’t have wrinkles. Not yet anyway. People tell me all the time they can’t believe I have a 20 year old in the military. So, I will take that as a compliment. And of course, I am 11 months younger that DBF Michael. That is something that will NEVER change. I have my own home, a man that loves me, a wonderful family, 2 awesome kids, and a job I no longer hate. I have a lot to be thankful for. This year, although I won’t be eating my traditional birthday cake because it’s not on my diet, I will embrace my life and eat my Nutrisystems dinner with a smile. Life is good.