Thursday, October 27, 2005

Who's 40??...

    "Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age."
        -Victor Hugo


Did you know that turning 40 means that you are older than 58% of America and have a 51% of being happy?  I found that out doing a search on the internet!  I turned 40 today!!  Do I feel different?  No.  Not yet.  I am wondering if I will.  I haven't felt "youthful" for quite some time.  I do feel young in my spirit, though.  Age-wise, numerically, well, I feel like I am getting older.  My children remind me of this often with their comments.  I do feel like I AM part of that 51% that are happy, though.  I have been happy for some time now.  That is the good thing about getting older.  I am finding much more peace and contentment and joy.  If that comes with age then bring it on :-)!!

I wanted to congratulate Linda from
Footprints in the Sand
for being the first correct guesser for "Up Close With Val" a few days ago!  The picture was a ONE WAY sign!  Good job, Linda!!  Here is your blue ribbon:

                                                                                     

The Travelling
Jeannette
also guessed the picture correctly!  Way to go, Jeannette!

I have been hurting terribly because of the weather change.  My muscles have been spasming and throbbing.  It is my fibromyalgia.  It is driving me nuts.   If anyone has any hints or tips on what they do for sore, achey muscles I would appreciate it!  Anything other than the usual hot baths or heating pads.

  

Baby has now gained a pound and is 16 pounds!  I hope you all don't mind me talking about my kitty again?!!  I really think he thinks he is a dog!!  He plays fetch alot now and he likes to drink out of the toilet bowl.  He jumps all over you, eats absolutely anothing and he comes when you whistle.  He even lies on the floor like a dog!

  
  
  

Well, I am off to enjoy my birthday :-)!!  Toodles! xox

25 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU  SWEETIE HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND HAVE A PIECE OF CAKE FOR ME LOL I LOVE THE PICTURES OF YOUR CAT WOW HOW BIG IS HE AND SO FUNNY I BET YOU ENJOY HIM SO MUCH HE BRINGS JOY TO YOUR LIFE DOESNT HE HOPE YOU GET TO SPEND THE DAY WITH THE ONES WHO LOVE YOU GOD BLESS KELLEY

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  2. Happy Four Oh!! Welcome to the world of wrinkles and sags. Truly I wish you a very happy day Val. Keep laughing. Love & Hugs.
    Sylvia xx

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  3. Happy Birthday sweetheart!!!!
    Have a lovely day :o)
    Love the pics of Baby!
    Sara   x

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  4. Happy Birthday....Hope your day was a good one....
    Love the pictures he looks so relaxed.......Ally

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  5. Happy Happy!!! If you could stretch out like your cat, nothing would ever hurt!! rich

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  6. Have a very Happy Birthday Val.   Hmmm....I`m just over the youth of old age...lol! :-)

    Sandra xxxx

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  7. Happy Birthday to you:)

    Deb

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  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!!!! Love the pics. I sure hope you feel better.

    angelrose

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  9. Happy bday, my heart!  For back spasms, try muscle relaxants. ;)  Do you already take those?  Ensaids?  Painkillers?  ;)  Stretching exercises, physical therapy, massage.  Those are all the things my doc has prescribed for me.  And try to remain stress free, lol.  Well, I love you lots, my heart, and have a great bday, and a great coming year, may it be everything you have hoped for, and more.  God bless you,

    Krissy
    http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink  

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  10. Happy Birthday to you!!!  
    Happy Birthday to you!!
    Happy Birthday Dear Val!!
    Happy Birthday to you!!

    I hope your day was great!!  Wishing you many many more Happy Birthdays!

    Bunches of Hugs and Love,
    LuAnne
    http://journals.aol.com/thebaabee/LUANNESLIFELIVINGWITHLUPUS

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  11. Happy Birthday to Val!!!!  :-)
    ~Miss O

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  12. Happy birthday Val! Hope you have a good one. Baby looks beautiful, course we don't mind you talking 'bout him, he's a beauty! jeannette.xx.

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  13. Happy birthday to you!!!!!


    Oh yeah!!!!


    If you wear a tree you'd barely be past sappling age.
    I think fourty is just barely legal anyways.   :P

    Happy day.  Happy day.

    Christina

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  14. 40's are wonderful !!! Happy, Happy Birthday, and many more.

    Ellen

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  15. Happy Birthday, the best is yet to come!
    Great cat pictures, so cute.

    Hope your B-day is a blast!!!
    Mer

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  16. Happy 40th!  Mine is coming at the end of November...my 40th too, I mean!  lol

    I love the pics of your kitty - you are right, he looks just like my yellow lab laying on the floor, my cats never roll on their backs like that!  LOL

    Be well,
    Dawn

    http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/
    Poetry:
    http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/TouchofEmpathy/

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  17. Oh Lordy, Val is forty!!
    Happy Birthday!!!
    A special lady at work loves the phrase Oh lordy and if it is your birthday and you are turning 40, you will hear it alot.
    I had trouble with 40 but then 41 rolled around and wasn't so bad... LOL...
    Thank you for my blue ribbon. I can't believe I finally figured out one of your pictures... :)
    My Kirby is a black and white cat and thinks he is a dog too...
    Have a great weekend!
    Linda :)

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  18. hope you had a lovely 40th Val. Your kitty is gorgeous................Jules xxxx
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jules19642001/Itsmylife/

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  19. 40 your a young yet...I will be 50 in a little over a year ...Hope you had a great birthday.............Kasey

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  20. Happy Birthday! You have the same b-day as my mom and late grandmother.

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  21. Happy Birthday!  Love your cat! And...Happy Halloween! http://journals.aol.com/ernhrtfanalwys3/JottingsFromJersey/entries/905

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  22. I am sooooooooooo sorry I am late with my Happy Birthday Val...I hope it was a good one.  I feel so bad for the pain you are suffering health wise...wish it all to go away and you would feel better...
    I love the photos of Baby...so cute...I just love them.  Take care and have a wonderful week.

    Hugs...
    Joyce

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  23. Finally catching up with my Alerts.  Hope your birthday was fantastic !   I had a friend that suffered with fibromyalgia.  She quit eating and drinking anything "diet."  She was drinking a six pack of diet coke every day...quit cold turkey and felt like a new person in about two weeks.  Your boy is beautiful.  I have a grey and white short haired Persian (Exotic)...I posted her picture in my journal Saturday.  She only weighs about 4 pounds and she's 2 years old.

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  24. I'm in my early 50's and I know that partly due to my back problems and struggling with hyperthyroidism I suddenly feel very old . . .  but I thought my 40's were GREAT.  I had lots of fun . . .  now, looking back I think that perhaps the decade you've just entered is the most fruitful and vital of life . . .  but I have been wrong before . . .  LOL.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    http://journals.aol.com/cyndygee/TheRealWorldofcyndygee

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  25. Happy belated anniversary of the day of your birth!! 40 is a big one, eh? I'll be joining you in March. I didn't know you were the same age as me! I really don't want to be a 40-something. I've enjoyed being a 30-something.

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