It’s My Birthday and Here’s What I’m Doing

BirthdayAs you read this Monday morning JAMM, I’m celebrating my birthday the best way I know how these days: by sleeping in, staying in my pajamas until noon, and having complete control of the remote while my husband is at work and my boys are at school.

They say you’re only as old as you feel, and most days, I still feel like I’m 19. But the truth is: although I can still party like an absolute rock star, it would appear that I cannot recover like one.

It’s one of the reasons why I truly appreciate the birthday perk that all Matchmaker Logistics employees receive – we’re allowed to take the day off to celebrate (or, recover). And I cannot think of a better gift than home-alone time and a much needed nap!

They say “You know you’re getting older when happy hour is a nap”, but come on – admit it – aren’t you just a little bit jealous? It’s probably because your as old (if not older!) than I am.

Here are just a few of the signs that we might be in the same club.

You know you’re getting older when:
• You have a party and the neighbors don’t even realize it.
• You know to avoid certain drinks/shots, and you actually do.
• Your cake has more candles than calories.
• You feel like the morning after and you haven’t been anywhere.Birthday
• You look forward to a quiet day at home.
• You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
• One of your friends is dating someone half his age…and isn’t breaking any laws.
• You sing along with the elevator music.
• You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
• You firmly believe that the Dyson Ball vacuum is one of the greatest inventions of our time.
• You’ve debated which toilet bowl cleaner to purchase, but know exactly which toilet paper to buy.
• You understand the importance of good Tupperware.
• You no longer know every song on the radio or every artist in the Top 40.
• You’ve found yourself explaining why your favorite childhood TV shows were better than what’s on TV now.
• You’ve had to look up internet slang.
• You had a brief moment when you literally forgot how old you are.
• You’ve read this entire list.

Happy Monday,