Thursday, October 2, 2008

Christine Turns 40--Let the Celebration Begin!


The Big 40 is arriving (Oct 9th) and dreams of endless festivities dance in my head. Normally my birthdays are quiet, noneventful. A dinner with family and friends. But this is the BIG ONE. So I asked myself--what have I always wanted to do for myself or with friends? It hit me harder than a hangover (wait a minute--I've never had a hangover, honestly).

The birthday celebration would span several weekends. Energy levels willing, I can keep up with my own plans.

Most strangers do not believe me when I say I'm turning 40. Flattery will get you everywhere! I'm often asked what is my secret. Here it is: plenty of sleep (at least 7 hours each night, exercise 2.5 days a week faithfully, minimal stress [hence the change in jobs and still single], and eating in moderation). That's it!

Now the challenge is to keep looking 10 years younger as I approach 50. So my first gift, a gift to myself, is a three day weekend at a spa resort. Massages, facials, relaxing by the pool, reading a good book, eight plus hours of sleep. My selected destination: The Buttes Resort by Marriott at Tempe, Arizona (right outside Phoenix, Arizona).

For weekend number 2, my family is inviting me to a weekend in any Florida city I choose. What city is warm this time of year, with plenty of activities and a party atmosphere? Key West!

For weekend number 3, a limo ride with friends to various chic bars in South Beach. Watch out South Beach--here comes Miami's Angels!!!


Let the Celebration begin!!!

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