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40 years old today

Right now I feel as though I am the luckiest person on earth, last night my house was full of people who had come to my birthday party. Thirty six people in total, which made for a very crowded house, but it was really wonderful. There are so many people I want to thank, all the people who came bringing beautiful cards and thoughtful gifts, and most of all their wonderful company. Some are people I've only known a few short months, others I have known since I was a child, some travelled a long way, others rearranged busy schedules to be there, but all of them made me feel very special, so have all the wonderful birthday greetings which people have posted here today. So a very big thank you to everyone who helped to make this a really special weekend for me.

I guess being 40 isn't going to be too bad, there are so many things I want to do, places I want to go and coffees I want to share with friends, one lifetime just doesn't seem long enough, but no matter how long I had I think I would always feel like that, the first 40 years have been amazing and I'm sure the best is still to come!


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Feb. 26th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
They made you feel very special because you are very special! I am glad you had a lovely weekend. See you soon.
Feb. 26th, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Special
Thank you, you've seen me at my very worst, possibly at my very best too, friendship which can survive both those extremes is a very precious thing, I appreciate it so much. Coffee next week sometime?
Feb. 27th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
I am so glad you had a great party, and I love your optimism for the future. I have really enjoyed being in the forties, and I'm three years in now.

You definitely deserve all the kindness and attention, too, because you are just lovely *g*!
Feb. 27th, 2006 08:05 am (UTC)
Somebody told me yesterday that 40 is nothing to worry about, but that 50 is another matter, (he's in his 50's) and someone else told me that she would love to be 40 (she's in her 70's and her youngest child just turned 40). I'm not all that keen on being 40 but I don't really think it matters much, it's what you are doing that's important not how old you are!!*g*

You definitely deserve all the kindness and attention, too, because you are just lovely *g*!
Thank you, people have been so lovely to me, I'm just really, really lucky!

And I've made a new icon of me, to celebrate turning 40, and because I don't like the one I had before and I've be saying I'll make a new one for over a year!
Feb. 27th, 2006 08:13 am (UTC)
Ooh, that's a lovely icon! I don't have any of me, but I think that may be a good thing LOL!

Feb. 27th, 2006 09:18 am (UTC)
There have been some lovely photos of you!
Feb. 27th, 2006 09:21 am (UTC)
Yeah, *snort* one or two. Thank you! Maybe I could use one with a hat... I really need to put aside some icon making time. I need new ones! But because I don't have great programmes for that sort of thing, I have to chop and change between different programmes for different features. I get a little... irritated! Can you imagine?!
Feb. 28th, 2006 07:24 am (UTC)
I have to chop and change between different programmes for different features.

That's why I mostly just use pictures rather than pictures and words!!
Feb. 28th, 2006 08:02 am (UTC)
Hee, I've had some terrible disasters trying to add words to icons! Really funny ones! Sometimes they come out way way too small, or unreadable, or just tacky!
Feb. 27th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
Glad it went well!
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