Today is the start of a new decade for: I am 40! Oh my, I have no idea how that happened! Time really does pass by fast and it goes by even faster as we get older.
Even with ‘quarantine’/social distancing going on I am fortunate to still be working. Yesterday at work we celebrated my birthday since I won’t be there today. I feel that no one should work on their birthday! Here are a couple of pics:
Now, reading wise: To start off this new decade, here is the book I have chosen (and the title is quite fitting!):
If you could repeat one year of your life, what would you do differently? This heartwarming and hilarious novel from the authors of The Status of All Things and Your Perfect Life features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty—the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small—and also get the opportunity to change their future.
Jessie loves her son Lucas more than anything, but it tears her up inside that he was conceived in an affair that ended her marriage to a man she still loves, a man who just told her he’s getting remarried. This time around, she’s determined to bury the secret of Lucas’ paternity, and to repair the fissures that sent her wandering the first time.
Gabriela regrets that she wasted her most fertile years in hot pursuit of a publishing career. Yes, she’s one of the biggest authors in the world, but maybe what she really wanted to create was a family. With a chance to do it again, she’s focused on convincing her husband, Colin, to give her the baby she desires.
Claire is the only one who has made peace with her past: her twenty-two year old daughter, Emily, is finally on track after the turmoil of adolescence, and she’s recently gotten engaged, with the two carat diamond on her finger to prove it. But if she’s being honest, Claire still fantasizes about her own missed opportunities: a chance to bond with her mother before it was too late, and the possibility of preventing her daughter from years of anguish. Plus, there’s the man who got away—the man who may have been her one true love
But it doesn’t take long for all three women to learn that re-living a life and making different decisions only leads to new problems and consequences—and that the mistakes they made may, in fact, have been the best choices of all…
This just sounds so good! I can’t wait to start it!!!!
Hello Forty: Bring it on!!!!
It’s my birthday and I am 39 today! How did that happen?!?!? At least I am off: It’s a 3 day weekend for me!!!
The 30’s have a been a good decade, definitely better than the 20’s. Here are just some highlights:
- Celebrated my 30th with a BIG trip to the Northern USA and Canada
- I met and married my husband
- My first big move into my hubby’s house
- We adopted two twin kitties that are perfect for us
- I became an admin of the Bookies Facebook page
- I started this site and am part of the ‘book world’ and have met a lot of great people
- I have a current book club who are not just great friends, they are family!
Let’s see how long I can keep up with doing my book reviewing and site. It takes up nearly all of my free time, but I really enjoy doing it! It’s all about the book love!
Despite some issues going on long-term that will hopefully end soon and with a positive ending, I will look forward to this last year of my 30’s and seeing what comes next! You never know what God has in store for you. It’s all in HIS plans, and we are all along for the ride.
And I really hope I don’t have issues with reaching the big 4-0 next year… Though right now I think I might…..