July 25, 2009

At 41....

... I laughed, danced, drank and walked down memory lane with friends who had seen me at my pimple-sprouting worst;

... I finally had the courage to do the videoke thing (and failed miserably, too);

... I became a school mom;

... I bought cellulite-erasing cream, which did anything BUT erase the cellulite;

... I paced the hospital floor while waiting for the medics' reassurance that the ugly wounds on the husband's face are nothing more than superficial bruises (they were, thank God);

... I cringed and cringed some more as Mar Roxas and Manny Villar thought they'd give "acting" a go;

... I took (most) Wednesday afternoons off just so I could catch CSI: New York;

... I realized that there is such a thing as memory gap;

... I gained weight, gained friends, gained new experiences;

... I lived, loved and laughed the way I wanted to. Most times heedlessly, at times with caution.

I will be 42 in less than two hours. No, I won't be doing my version of the next-door neighbor's plaintive "Happy Birthday, Dear Heartache." Birthdays--whether first, 42nd or 78th--are a wonderful thing. And as always, I welcome yet another 365days of discovering, rediscovering and just plain living.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

if life does begin at 40, then at 42 you're in that terrible-twos phase again -- tantrum-driven but with seemingly boundless energy. go slow on the caffeine, menchita. if you can.

happy birthday from your immortal friend in project 4!

cherie said...

Happy birthday, Menchie! Bagan mas madali pa mag-post kun lampas ka na sa Fortyville, kaya ako dili na nag-post, haha! Enjoy being a school mom!

Anonymous said...

happy bday wisk u all the best its me sette

patrick said...

happy birthday po menchie!

Rudy said...

Happy Birthday Anna! May you have more birthdays to come, sans the cellulite, hehehe.

Jesusa said...

enjoy and i wish you more happiness:)

Abaniko said...

Belated happy birthday, Anna! Incidentally, my brother's birthday is a day earlier than yours.

Droomvla said...

Belated birthday, Menchie. Nasa bulod ako nagkuro camping kaya wara signal. Pero nadumduman ko ikaw kay kita baga an buddy sa GOA san pag ugob, pagdurat durat, pagpuropasyada. hahahahahaha

Gina said...

uy, belated happy birthday...
Isn't it wonderful to be 42!?! Ka-age tayo Anna..;)

imom said...

Huli man at magaling, maganda ka pa rin! :) Belated happy birthday!