Happy 40th to Me!!!

Whelp, It’s almost here. I am officially turning 40 in a week. I wasn’t going to do anything. Honestly. Just get seafood with my family and a napoleon pastry from my favorite place.  My friends have all done something so they said we needed to do at least something for me. One friend rented a house in the Catskills for a weekend. That was a blast. We danced and drank and did a fire pit and a hot tub. Another friend did an overnight spa trip. That was a lot of fun too! I was so relaxed, it was wonderful! 

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Usually my family and I take a long weekend and go up to Cape Cod. I love it at this time of year. The tourist season is almost over so the beaches and restaurants are not packed. We cancelled it last year because of Covid and then again this year because we have a long trip planned in December. My daughter is turning 10 and wanted to go to Hawaii… Honestly, I do too.. so we’ll be there for 10 days in December. Anyway, between Hawaii and Covid and School, we’re not going to the Cape this year. Instead I have picked a vineyard that a friend said was really pretty. We’re going to go Saturday and we are bringing food and buying wine there. It’ll be a day trip, outside, and I hope a lot of fun. 

Gouveia Vineyards: Panoramic Views Year-Round - Hartford Courant


One of my friends couldn’t make it so we are meeting for pizza and beers Wednesday. Then Sunday my family and sister and niece are going to try to go get seafood at this cute place on the sound. My actual birthday falls during the week next week and I think that’s when I’ll get my napoleon. 

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I don’t know if it’s because I am older, because of the past year and a half, or a combo of both, but I am noticing that I am leaning more towards comfort in my clothing choices. I am loving sweaters with pockets lately. I just got this one and I am obsessed with it right now. Not enough to spend $275.00 on it, but I will be wearing it until it’s time to return it. 


I’m currently still doing Rent the Runway but I don’t like their new memberships. I am mad I am paying pretty close to what I was before and I am getting less than half of what I use to get. I used to have unlimited shipments. That was great because I could try new things, things I normally wouldn’t wear, and sometimes I discovered that I loved it… Sometimes it went right back. I am on the look out for a new clothes rental place that isn’t so pricy. My friend uses stitch fix, and she loves it… I am tempted to try but I kind of like the rental part. I don’t necessarily want to buy everything I get. I want to get new things, wear them a few times, and then send them back. I don’t know, we’ll see what happens. For now I still have rent the runway, I just don’t love it as much as I used to and it’s because of the new membership programs they forced everyone to change to.  

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Cuddle Up in Venice | Photos | POPSUGAR  Celebrity


In other news… I have been following entertainment news lately to sort of give my brain a break from the news news. Can I just say how happy I am for J Lo and Ben, Britney and Sam, and Kourtney and Travis. I know I don’t know them. I just love seeing pictures of them smiling and it’s like that pure joy smile. It’s so cute. And it has been making me feel really happy to see people really happy. I really hope that everyone gets to feel that sort of joy. 

Word “LOVE” made of various flowers | Noun Project


That’s pretty much it for me right now. The kids are settling back into the school routine. As are my husband and I.  He’s back in the office 3 days a week and I’m in1 for now. I am sure we’re going to have to start going back in more. Right now they seem to not be pressuring everyone too much yet. I’ll take it. When I went in last week, I was so nervous and there were only a couple other people there. I guess I have to just keep going and hopefully I will not be so anxious after a while. 

How are you all doing? Any plans coming up?

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