Friday, October 29, 2010
Happy Birthday Wynne!
It was fun to be able to participate in the yogurt consumption, but I am paying the price now. My vegan-clean liver seriously does not like sugar, and especially not right before bed. I was fast asleep for about an hour and a half and now I am up at 3:30 a.m. Ugh!
I am mindful of the fact that I have been talking about my 13-year-old daughter for a couple of months now, and she only really turned 13 yesterday. I suppose this is how I ease myself past certain milestones. I did the same thing with my own 40th birthday. I thought of myself as 40 for a good six months before it happened, visualizing 40 simply as the top edge of the 30's, and then when I reached 40 it didn't feel like the body blow it does to some folks. This little trick no longer works for me as I assess myself. I am well aware that 45 is nowhere near the 30's! But whatever framing I have done of my baby's official status as teenager has helped me to focus on what's important -- she is still the same person and I am so proud of her!