Friday, July 29, 2011

Turning the BIG 4-0

From the movie When Harry Met Sally...

Sally: "...And I'm gonna be 40!"
Harry: "When?!?"
Sally: "SOMEDAY!!!"

My birthday is coming.  Let me rephrase that - my 40th Birthday is coming (I don't even like typing that)!  While there are those that might say that age is just a number, 40 seems like an awfully BIG number :(  I didn't think turning the big 4-0 would bother me quite so much, but truth be told, I'm less than thrilled about it.  But I won't bemoan the reasons here...suffice it to say that I've made my peace with it :) 

I've never done much to celebrate my birthday. I'm excellent at celebrating for others - but my own is typically low key. 

A beautiful cake from my Sweetie
This will sound quite sad, really, but I've only had a handful of birthday cakes in my lifetime!  Like seriously - I could probably count them on one hand.  Truth be told, I'm not much of a sweets person, and only until recently have I learned to enjoy a really decadent, delicious cake :)  

I know more and more women are making big party plans for their 40th,  but that's just not my style.  However, if I could plan the ultimate "turning-40" girly-girl party, my dream birthday cake would look exactly like this...

That may be the very prettiest cake
(and believe me - I could stare at beautiful cakes and baked goods ALL day)
I have ever seen.

Do you do your own birthday up in lavish style or are you more like me and keeping it simple? 


  1. Judy, I had to smile when I read your post. I so remember turning 40. I was really depressed and now, I laugh.....40 is are still a baby. I DO understand how you feel, though, and time will have to pass for you to see this.

    My birthdays are low key....they always have been. I am just not into big celebrations for something like this. Just me....I guess.

    Happy almost birthday.

    Barb ♥

  2. I have to agree with Barb. Just wait till you're in your 50's lol. I'm also like you and keep my birthdays low key.

    Happy Birthday!!!!


  3. Judy! I didn't realize it was going to be the big 4-0! Honey, you ARE just a baby still! 40 is the new 30! Take it from someone who hasn't gotten over 50 yet!

  4. Judy,

    Sending you big ole birthday wishes.....40 never looked so good!!!!

    Do you still have the silver tray? Oh, I do hope so. It is so heavy and beautiful....I just stand and stare at it. Thanks for sharing your memory with me...that was special.

    Happy Birthday!!!!

    Hugs, Barb

  5. What a gorgeous cake! Happy Birthday!

  6. I am still in disbelief that you're turning 40. You look SO young!! I want to know your secrets pretty please. (I really do! lol) You're so beautiful.

    That cake is lovely. <3

    I prefer low key birthdays for myself. I don't like being the center of attention. I prefer to get exited over others but I always end up feeling out of place when I'm the celebrated one. Does that even make sense? lol

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUDY!! I hope you enjoy this brand new decade.

  7. Beautiful Cake - but it almost looks too good to eat!! Happy almost bday. Mine is coming up too! ;)


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