Thursday, June 11, 2009

Oh No! It's My Birthday

And it's a big one. 4-0.

I will not go into it graciously or smiling. I'll admit here it's hitting me. Hard. All the what ifs, why nots, coulda woulda shouldas, plus the extra pounds are messing with my mind.

I'm normally a bit melancholy on holidays and birthdays, but put on the brave face and count my blessings. And I'm sure I'll be doing that again on this one. But I'll also be saying under my breath, "oh crap, it's my freakin 40th birthday. Now what?"

If only I could be half as gracious as Eddy from Ab Fab here. When you have time watch and enjoy. No, make some time. You'll thank me.












Tomorrow I'll be coming on strong. Forty Fabulous and all that mess. Right?

Best,
Kwana

40 comments:

T. Anne said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! You're the birthday princess, enjoy your special day!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Happy, happy birthday!!! I hope you're feeling happy, and loved, and celebrated. xoxo

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Happy fabulous fortieth! Put on your best school picture smile and enjoy yourself!

Ina in Alaska said...

This is your day Kwana!! 40 is a piece of cake!!!! Happy Birthday Dear Kwana, Happy Birthday to YOU!! xoxo

Frau said...

Happy Birthday!! It's your party you can cry if you want to! Your a beautiful fab 40 year old! You rock!

DId you just stick your tongue out!!Now now fab at 40 say it!! 40 is the new 30 !!

Perideau Designs said...

Happy Birthday!!!

xoxo
Bridgett

kks said...

happy 40th!!! "just a day, just like any other day" ya, right!?
been there, it's not so bad! have a wonderful day!!! you are a beautiful and strong women...age is only a number...:)
xo

Jodi said...

Happy, Heppity, Hippity, Hoppity, Huppity Birthday! I'll be 40 next Saturday. Have a special day.

pve design said...

Now chin up, cheer up, it is not that bad! Try to enjoy your b-day and being foxy at 40!
pve

Adrienne S. said...

Happy Birthday!!! Celebrate your day, celebrate yourself.

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday Kwana!!!

It is a glorious day, a day created just for you. I'm sending you warm wishes for a golden day, a day full of wishes to come true. Is it OK to hope you get to eat lots of cake?

Mark Twain once said that wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

You are a beautiful woman my friend!!!

Many hugs.... xoxo...

Sheryl said...

Happy Birthday Girl Friend!!! 40's not bad, it means your twice as great at you were when you were 20.

Make it a great day and give Jack a hug for me.

A big thanks to Ina In Alaska for reminding us to stop by. (Not that we need to be reminded to visit such a special person :) )

Deidra said...

So - all night long I kept waking up...excited that today is your birthday! Seriously! Each time I woke up I'd say to God, "Bless Kwana today, Lord!" Truly. Enjoy the thrill of the day, today. Have a happy birthday! Be blessed!

David Dust said...

Happy Birthday Kwana!!! Don't worry, I'll be 42 in August ... and I ain't dead yet!

I didn't buy into all that "Live Starts at 40!" crap either, but 40 isn't that bad.

Have a great day!!

XOXOXOXOXOXO

BTW - that is one of my fave AbFab episodes.

Kristen Painter said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

I hope you have a fabulous day. Who cares if you're 40? It's all a state of mind.

Paula Fowler said...

Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday dear Kwana,
Happy Birthday to you!!!
Hugs,
Paula

Keri Ford said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a great one and eat some cake for me!

Kwana said...

How much am I loving you all?!!! So much!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KWANA!!! I hope you have a wonderful and not melancholy day. I've been told that turning 40 is FABULOUS and liberating. I hope that I am blessed to reach 40 one day. Enjoy it!! :-)

Amanda McCabe said...

Well, I'm wishing you a happy birthday anyway, even if you don't want it! :)

Carolyn said...

Happy birthday, Kwana! Doggie treats for Jack and birthday cake for you!

Megan Frampton said...

Happy Birthday! Hey, 40 isn't so bad. Please treat yourself great today (and every day), and make that Jack fetch you a glass of wine or something.

Braque68 said...

Happy Birthday Dear Friend!!

ALL ROADS LEAD TO KWANA!!!

xo

Sue

Louisa Edwards said...

Happy birthday!! It's going to be a fabulous decade full of fun, new adventures. No moping allowed!

Diane Gaston said...

Happy Birthday, Kwana!
You'll see. Forty will be fabulous.

Wendy said...

Happy, happy birthday! And hey, 40 isn't so bad. You're hitting your stride now!

Keira Soleore said...

Happy GIANT Birthday and smooches, too.

Sarah Tormey said...

Happy Birthday!!! Have a great day and I hope the celebration continues into the weekend:)

Legallyblondemel said...

Happy happy! If you must be turning 40, at least you're doing it in "Ab Fab" style. Do as Eddy would do & have a glass of champers or 20 to celebrate!

The Seeker said...

***H*A*P*P*Y***B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y***

Remember that 40 are the new 30 and that's a fantastic time to be gorgeous and still young and also with experience.
Just good things!!!!

xoxo

SarahT said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day.

Carolyn Crane (aka CJ) said...

Yay! Happy Birthday to you, Kwana! Well, as a woman who has made it past that big 4-0, I have to say, the 40's are great. Better than the 30's. Enjoy!!

Jax Cassidy said...

Happy Birthday, m'dear! Hope it was a beautiful one!!!! Wish I were there, we'd have crazy girl's night!!

Enjoy the youth! :) Age is but a number.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

A most Happy Birthday to You!! And don't you dare say, "oh, crap"!! Trust me, your forties are truly absolutely fabulous. And no, no pun intended at all!! Really!

Oh, and by the way....my word verification was "fillys". That's all we are you know. Fillys. Not nags. Not yet!

Maureen McGowan said...

Happy Birthday, Kwana!!! Can't believe I almost missed it. Bad me.

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday, Kwana. You're just a neonate amongst some us! Forty is fabulous (from what I recall).

Cheers,
Tanya

Jacquie D'Alessandro said...

Happy birthday, Kwana! Hope your day is wonderful. And know that age is only a number and you are FABULOUS!! xox

Jen said...

Happy Birthday Kwana!!! We're both the big 40 this year!

Life With Dogs said...

Best birthday wishes to you! I'll be turning 40 soon enough - can you just fib and make it sound like a great time for me? ;)

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

I am sorry I am late to your b-day party! Happy 40th. You don't look a day over 21. :P

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