end of an era

Today is my last day in my twenties. It's an odd feeling... I don't know whether to be sad or excited, optimistic or nostalgic. So I think I'll be both. Er, all four?

I'm definitely looking forward to growing, changing and getting more sanctified. But a huge part of me feels kinda sad and more than a little scared. Not afraid of the future, but afraid that I don't have enough "life" behind me to be this old. Maybe that doesn't make sense. At any rate, I don't want to look backward because I can't change anything... and there's SO much to look forward to! This is going to be a great decade. I can't wait to see what adventures it holds.

Maybe I'll come back later today and post about what a great decade my twenties were, especially since I kind of did for my teens that a few days ago in my 90's music post. But at the moment, I don't feel like I can attack that kind of a post. I'm kind of emotional and don't want to tap into all that just yet. *sigh*

Mom's still here (yay) and we've been having a great time. Saturday's plan to go to Duluth got vetoed late Friday night when we realized that it was 12:30 and we were still talking. Heh. So we slept in and went treasure-hunting (thrifting) instead. We got some great finds, but I didn't get anything like the outfit I posted below. Oh wait, I did get a bright orange wool sweater with sideways ribbing, so that definitely counts! I'll post pictures of the finds as I'm able (translation: not at work).

Unfortunately I am working today, so I left Mom to her own devices this morning. I think she was more than happy to get the chance to sleep in and have some quiet time to herself with no contractors and nail-bangers in the other room. Bless my dear parents for all the work they've been going through to make our old family home "new" and fresh and welcoming to the hordes of grandchildren that have yet to be born. Or even conceived. :) I'm very very very glad they decided to use mom's inheritance to remodel their current home (since 1997) than selling it and buying a much smaller new home or condo somewhere else. Where would we all sleep when we come home for Christmases?

Anyway, all that to say that I'm happy that today Mom gets to spend some quiet personal time. I'm going to meet her for lunch, then we're going to go out to my birthday dinner tonight (indian food!) before heading to small group at 7, which admittedly throws a bit of a wrench into our plans... but Monday was the day everyone decided on when I asked to change it from our usual Tuesday since I wanted my actual birthday free. That was before we made Mom's flight plans. Oh well. Then Tuesday will be spend lazing around in the morning (maybe walking around Silver Lake?) and lunching at Cupcake after browsing Dinkytown. Mom has to be at the airport at 3:30 (sob) and then I think my Babes has *something* planned for my birthday evening. Then two more days of work before we GO AWAY FOR OUR LONG WEEKEND! Can you tell what I'm looking forward to the most? hahaha

In other news... I plan to talk to my boss today about some changes I desperately NEED at work. Pray that goes well. it could be fabulous or it could be a disaster.

I promise pictures of mom-visit and found treasures asap.


Holly said...

I'm with you on the end of an era thing. I felt the same way when I turned 30. Everyone else I knew was excited when they hit that age so I felt stupid for feeling emotional and dreading it. ha! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one. =) I just turned 32 and it's been great. Better than I expected. (wait, expected? what is there to expect?) hahaha. Cheers to 30! and Happy Birthday!

Holly said...

by the way, I love your blog name and design. Very cool.

Erica said...

I let out a gasp yesterday and Andy asked me what was wrong and I said I can't forget to send Rosanna a card on her birthday! tomorrow! It is an end of an era but the twenties were great for you. You were wildly single and wildly married! Hope you have a great day off tomorrow.

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sethswifeforlife said...

Happiest of days to you! Hope your birthday is extra special. Being 30 is great. LIfe only gets better, especially when you're with the one you love forever, it doesn't matter how old ya are!
Happy Birthday, Rosanna!