Tuesday, November 24, 2009

!!!! Fifi's Finally Forty !!!!

Boy oh boy .... when I was 16 I thought THIRTY was really old. Now that I have hit the BIG 4-0 I feel wiser and more fulfilled than ever before. I certainly don't feel forty and as long as I can avoid looking in the mirror or paging through old photo albums I will continue to feel 30.(hehe) Here's a bit of good news for all us forty-something-ers ..... they say that "Forty is the new thirty!"

I didn't do anything major on my special day although I had toyed with the idea of having a big bash. I even come up with a theme. The theme of the party would be to come dressed as anything beginning with 'F'. (because my name is Fifi) I even had my dress sorted .... I would be the "Fat lady" and end the evening with a song .... 'cause the show ain't over til the Fat Lady sings! Needless to say I chickened out so Fifi the Fat Lady didn't get her Fifteen minutes of Fame! hehe

MrGee congratulated me with a ..... "Mmm Fifi, well done for making it to forty!" ...... I'm was not too sure how to take that one ??..... so I took it as a joke ..... ;)

I was spoilt rotten.... MrGee and the kids got me Coco Chanel's 'Madamoiselle' parfum and Tiery Mugler's 'Angel' parfum, ( yip, fragrances are my absolute best!) And......... a ....... clarinet ! I am so excited to learn this instrument. I've booked lessons from January but for now MrGee and the kids are being very gracious about the hideous sounds emulating from my 'new baby'.

I'm having a big family luncheon at my house this Saturday. I can't wait to spend the afternoon with the people I love the most ..... my dear family!

(This post is a bit late ..... my birthday was on the 18th!)


Beth said...

Happy birthday, my friend!!

Eileen said...

Happy Birthday!!

You're a baby!!
Seriously, it only gets better! Wait until you hit fifty, it's really marvelous! It is so liberating! You're going to love it! You have a lot to look forward to enjoying the intervening years and then beyond!

Perfume is the BEST gift ever! And I love Angel, and I have a few Chanel fragrances but I haven't tried that one yet, it's going on my Christmas wish list!

Wishing you all the best,

Shan said...

Well you finally joined me on the first hill Fifi! Congrats for making forty look and sound so...well.. thirty! You are one fabulous woman and so so fun! I love the fat lady idea. I would have totally chickened out too-HA!
Glad you had a wonderful birthday and that I can sort of celebrate with you all the way over here! Mwah mwah! Never lose that vivaciousness!!!

Elinor Dashwood said...

Aww, happy birthday Fifi!! My birthday is tomorrow (the 25th) and I'll be 44....Yikes I'm old! =)

How exciting about getting a clarinet. My husband plays one. Will there be videos no your blog once you learn the play? hint hint.

Glad you had a great birthday!!
Many hugs,

Mrs. Guthrie said...

Happy late birthday!! :) Glad you had a terrific day! :) Your themed birthday bash sounds like it would have been a BLAST if you hadn't chickened out! lol.... You're so creative!! :)

Oh, and, since 40 is the new 30, does that mean 30 is the new 20, and therefore, I'm only 20 still?!?!? ;) Hmm... I like that.... :D

Mom 2 six said...

Happy Birthday !!

tamlovesran said...

Love the idea of the F theme. I think you would have been the FABULOUS LADY!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Oh Happy Belated Birthday Fifi!!!

You are gorgeous! I hope I look as great as you when I hit the 40... I will be 35 in April. :)