I would apologize for my
but that is usually followed by a string of excuses
and reasons for said absence
and the truth is that I don't have a compelling one.
So, I'll just say that I'm back
and glad to be here! ;-)
(and I won't mention the little
kick in the ass email from my dad
wondering where I've been!)
I have lots of things to update about
and photos to share.
I'm going to be utterly selfish
and start out by catching up about myself!
As most everyone who reads this knows,
I am turning 40 in about a week.
By and large, this hasn't bothered me too much.
After all, a couple of weeks after that,
my firstborn turns 14 and will soon be starting high school.
My second born will be starting middle school!
So, I feel like 40 is a perfectly reasonable age
given those events.
But, the way turning 40 *is* affecting me
is that I have been slowly but surely putting myself
back on the radar.
Even though I have always been very good about
getting my kids to regular well check-ups,
dentist appointments and activities that feed
their bodies and minds,
I have completely neglected this for myself.
No one made me do that but me.
However, the time has come for me to start
stepping up to the proverbial plate.
I made a list of goals (of sorts)
that need to happen this year.
So far I can tick off going to the dentist,
going to another dr (still need to do bloodwork)
and EEEEK soon a mammogram!
I have started regular exercise classes
and (drum roll for those of you not on Facebook)
I finally got my hair colored!
This was without a doubt quite overdue
but I really wanted to wait until I was 40
before I started.
Don't ask me why but there you have it.
So, here's a before
and a few afters!