I’m tired. I’m frustrated. I’m disappointed. I hate to be a downer on my birthday (it was a good day by the way) but it’s the truth. I’m tired because I haven’t been taking very good care of myself. I’m frustrated because I haven’t been able to write like I’ve been wanting to and I’m disappointed because my hope was to write an a-MA-zing blog post on my birthday and well, that’s not gonna happen.

I put high expectations on myself for this 31-day writing thing. I’m not going to give up, but I feel like I’m in the middle of a strict diet!

Send candy please!

I bought myself a gratitude journal for my birthday today. I’m going to start writing in it tomorrow, since ya’ know, I’m a grateful person and all. No really, I am. I thought it would be a good exercise for me, especially since I’m not doing any exercising, none whatsoever.


I am thankful for a LOT of things, but sadly, I’m too tired to list. My goal is to publish this before midnight. No more late posts. Oh wait… I forgot to finish Day 17. OMG be right back!

Okay done! I’m back and am feeling a little better actually, but now it’s past midnight. Wow, I got problems. Did I mention I’m subbing for Kindergarten tomorrow? I’ll keep writing. We take naps. Okay where was I? I refuse to end this birthday post. Not yet anyway. I’m forty! I got shit to say! lol

Yeah this is not at all like I imagined my birthday post to be.

Let me tell you about my day! So for starters, I slept in, but still got my shower. I felt more like a teenager because I couldn’t find a thing to wear, but since I’m forty now <say what?! I threw on a comfy t-shirt, a pair of jeans and my old Toms. Oh! and underwear! Then I headed out to Moms Group! No wait! First I discovered flowers, lots of ’em! So of course, I had to post ’em on Instagram. Thx honey!


I was greeted with more flowers and a really tall chai tea latte (explains why I’m still awake) and some thoughtful gifts… including some new underwears. If you’re wondering about all this underwear talk, you may want to go back and read Day 11.

Then I met up with my husband for lunch. I’m gonna brag on him for a sec. So my laptop decided not to charge anymore which is why I didn’t finish Day 17. Last night I wanted to get caught up but since my laptop wouldn’t work, I went to bed instead< blessing in disguise. He stayed up to try to fix it, even went to two Walmarts. Not one! but two! Did I mention he hates stepping foot in Walmart? Anyway, I just have to give him a shout out. I don’t do it enough.

Lunch was good. I’m still FULL.file-oct-23-5-09-25-pm

Came home. Got lots of hugs from my youngest daughter. Dinked around. Got a visit from my oldest daughter. More hugs. More roses. Did someone die?? Son came home from Cross Country. More hugs. Kids ate lot of snacks for dinner. We went to our small group at church. Ate pie. Came home. Ate more pie. Kids wanted to sing Happy Birthday. It made me cry. Happy tears of course. I got more stuff to say, but will save it for tomorrow. I made it to forty. Now I’m goin’ to bed.

write-31-daysThis is Day 18 of a 31-day series on writing naked. You can find the series in its entirety HERE.

This does not involve the removal of actual clothing. So please! keep them on!

Day 19