Turning 40: An Update or Getting more than you deserve

Neil Freaking Diamond

Neil Freaking Diamond

Mom and me at Neil Diamond

Mom and me at Neil Diamond

Broadway. Can you stand it?

Broadway. Can you stand it?

selfie in Central Park

selfie in Central Park

Robin and I at the Met

Robin and I at the Met

Joshua. My dear friend who I never see had breakfast with me in Manhattan

Joshua. My dear friend who I never see had breakfast with me in Manhattan

Fun times on the radio with Lisa Fisher. She's so much classier than me.

Fun times on the radio with Lisa Fisher. She’s so much classier than me.

My kid was a hilarious plant in the second grade play

My kid was a hilarious plant in the second grade play

So I’m roughly six months from Turning 40And I have to say, this year so far has been tremendous. Really truly marvelous so far. Nobody put a hex on me or something and ruin this amazing juju, ok?

Some of it has been planned. But some of it has been a wonderful, delightful surprise. I’ve been to Austin, New York City and on the radio. I heard Anne Lamott, Neil Diamond and saw two Broadway plays. I’ve spent some quality time with friends who are very dear to me. I’ve had some delightfully quiet Sunday afternoons at home with my little family. Jackson was fantastic as Plant #3 in the second grade play. He was quite the comedian, obviously.

We’re winding down the school year, which has gone better than I could have hoped. Seriously, that kid of mine has worked so hard and done amazing things this year. If you didn’t already know, I’m ridiculously proud of him.

As far as the list of things I want to get done this year, good progress has been made.

  1. Paint the downstairs bathroom.
  2. Paint the workout/office room.
  3. Actually use the workout/office room.
  4. Deal with potential leak or crack or whatever that strange water thing is that keeps happening in the car port.
  5. Either open the store I’ve been contemplating for more than a year or shut up about it, but make a decision already.
  6. Learn to swim proper strokes so I can do laps for exercise without nearly drowning myself when I try to turn my head to breathe.
  7. Write more. Write better. Write.
  8. Be thinner, healthier, richer, happier, kinder, and generally a better person.
  9. Throw a marvelous 40th birthday party.
  10. Propose other brilliant projects that will drive my husband bananas.

So the only logical question is what could possibly be next? Well, I’ll tell you!

listentoyourmothershow.com/littlerock

listentoyourmothershow.com/littlerock

Listen to Your Mother! If you are in town this Thursday, May 7, I strongly, STRONGLY encourage you to buy your ticket to the Ron Robinson Theater.

I have been in a great cast for a LTYM show. I have helped produce a fantastic show last year. Y’all. This show blows me away.

The stories are and storytellers are funny, touching, heart breaking and bold. Getting to know them and their stories has soothed a place inside of me that I didn’t even know was snagged.

Do you ever have that feeling that you’re getting more than you deserve? That’s what this time, right now, feels like. I feel like I won some kind of cosmic lottery. And I am so grateful for it.

It feels trite and cliche and really Tim Tebow-esque to call myself blessed. But I feel it. So I simply say a humble thanks for the goodness that has come my way.

And trust me on Listen to Your Mother. I promise you’ll have an amazing time if you come to the show.

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One thought on “Turning 40: An Update or Getting more than you deserve

  1. Life does get better and better! I wish I could be there Thursday. I have our final Women Run/Walk Arkansas clinic meeting before our graduation 5k this Saturday. We are so proud of clinic participant Deana, who is part of this year’s Listen to Your Mother cast!

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