Tuesday, May 26, 2009
"How Not To Look Old"
Okay, so just how excited was I when Charlotte from Charlotte's Weblog contacted me to inform me that I had won one of her book give-aways? Pretty darn excited! In fact the beauty of it (get it...the BEAUTY of it) is that I am three months shy of turning 40 and admittedly having issues with that fact. Have been for about a year now.
I know, I know, they say that 40 is now the new 30, and for someone who really does look younger than her actual age, it isn't so much that I fear looking older, but that my biological clock is running out.
There I said it. I do not want my child-bearing years to come to an end. Actually, it's not even so much about them coming to an end as it is about them coming to an end without us adding a third child to our family. The reality is, I have probably already run out of time...but that's a post for a different day. A day in which I am wallowing in self-pity and not thanking God for the TWO beautiful miracles that I have been blessed with!
Anyway, my winning came in the mail today and it really is as awesome of a read as Charlotte promised. Fortunately, I haven't made too many "old lady or OL" mistakes as Charla Krupp refers to them, such as "too dark of lipstick, yellow teeth, or fake dragon-lady nails" (sort of hard to change diapers or make home-made play dough with fake nails). Unfortunately, I have been seen on the streets sporting, "mommy-jeans, too long of skirts, and a solid-block of hair color".
Seriously, though, I just want to thank Charlotte for the book-giveaway and to let her know how much I appreciate being a winner. Thanks Charlotte, maybe now I really won't look like the OLDEST ROOM MOTHER in my Pre-Kindergarten daughter's class!