Pin It Being 40 is interesting.
Some changes have been good. I have more of an "I am who I am" mentality. Or maybe it's more "what you see is what you get." This is a good thing. I'm more confident than I've been in ages. Also a good thing. I'm also more independent than ever before, but I think that has more to do with the last year than anything else. I'm not sure yet if this is a good thing or not. I'm sure if you took a poll around my house, you'd get mixed reviews on that. ;)
Some other changes have been less than fun. My vision, while always less than stellar, has essentially left the building. I am now that person who looks up and down and moves papers back and forth when trying to read. My glasses now correct near-sighted vision, far-sighted vision, and an astigmatism. It would probably be comical if it didn't frustrate the snot out of me!
The main thing though? My body temperature gauge has seemed to just stopped working. It seems mostly okay through the day. It's really hot outside and pleasantly cool inside. We live in southeast Texas, and so that's as it should be. But then the sun goes down and it gets crazy. I'll be asleep and the a/c will cycle off and I'll get all hot and sweaty. Then I kick off the covers. And then the a/c will cycle back on and I'll be freezing. So I pull the covers back up, right about the same time the a/c cycles back off. So now we're in a pattern, which continues until Brendan wakes me up with his demand for chocolate milk.
I understand this will get WORSE over the next few years? Oh my heavens.
I know that those of you who are *there* are giggling because you can totally relate. And those of you who are not there ... just hang on, your time is coming. (But for a preview -- remember the couple of weeks just after having a baby? Um, yeah. That.)
The good news? The one area where I consistently splurge for myself is sheets. I have great sheets. It's a good thing because they get changed all the time!