The Best Day Ever

posted by Momo Fali on June 5, 2011

I really wasn’t all that thrilled about turning 40 yesterday. I blame my lack of enthusiasm on my compression stockings. There is something about tight hose with a reinforced heel that makes you feel like you have one foot in the grave.

But, as it turned out, I had a pretty fabulous day.

There was the sun on my face, softball and baseball games, icy cold drinks made with blueberry vodka, lots of laughs and immense generosity of good friends who offered their home for a get-together.

There were more good friends who brought me food, flowers, gifts and their incredible company and a birthday card from my 12 year old that said, “Thank you for all you have given me. I’m really lucky to have you as my mom. P.S. Count your blessings, not your candles.”

I love that kid.

Hands down, though, my favorite thing was the cake my husband had made for me. This is my reaction when I saw it.

Which, ironically, is the same face that was looking back at me.

Of course, those good friends I was talking about took the liberty of sticking a toothpick in my teeth and though you can’t see it, someone added a green sprinkle that made it look like I had a booger.

The kids had fun eating my eyeballs and nostrils and my son even offered to put his own booger on the cake. He has a heart of gold, that one.

All I know is that I had as close to a perfect day that a girl can have. It fed my soul in every way and if it’s indicative of what to expect in my 40’s, then bring them on.

Reinforced heels and all.


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  • SurprisedMom

    I’m so glad you had a wonderful day! The family, the friends, the cake, the toothpick, the green glitter, what girl could ask for more? The card made me go awwwwwww.

    Happy Belated Birthday! Your 40s WILL BE fabulous!

  • BEAN

    It WAS a great party! You were rocking those compression hose, woman! I just wish I had time to make the sign I wanted to make: “Welcome to Mo’s 40th Birthday Party!” and under that, an arrow with “Jewelry This Way”. 🙂

  • Piper of Love

    Happy Happy Birthday to YOU!

    I love that Momo-face cake so much, it’s the Momo face I fell in love with all those years ago.

    I love YOU <3

    you make 40 look fresh too, btw… silky nylon legs and all

    • Momo Fali

      I thought of you when he brought the cake out. I miss you, girl.

  • Lynn @ Walking With Scissors

    I think the 4 and 0 put on your head like little devil horns was a particularly nice touch. I’m glad your birthday rocked!! I’m especially happy you didn’t break a hip. I’d hate to miss my opportunity to see you in August!

  • busydad

    Man! I missed it! I feel so fail not wishing happy birthday to you on twitter. However, I am reading this and commenting from a BLACKBERRY! If that doesn’t prove my love and devotion to the ‘Mo, I’m not sure anything else can. Happy belated birthday!

  • meleah rebeccah

    Oh yay! I’m so happy you had such an awesome birthday. Love that cake, love your face, and happy 40th!

  • UP

    Glad you had a great time.
    Cake is always a good thing, booger or not!
    And I still think your son needs an agent!!



  • Miss Britt

    YAY! You deserve the very best of birthdays.

  • Tara R.

    So Glad you had a wonderful birthday, you should be celebrated every day. The cake was awesome!

  • Melisa

    What a great day! And I LOVE that picture of you seeing the cake!

    Happy birthday AGAIN! 😉 xoxo

  • Mum-me

    Happy 40th!! So great that you had a fun day. I’m not far behind you …. I’ll be over the hill on Sunday.

  • Jessica

    What an awesome cake and your reaction picture is perfect! Sounds like a great start to your 40’s. Happy Birthday! 🙂

  • AlisonH

    Sing it with me: he was the booger woogie bugle boy with company, see?

  • weaselmomma

    Happy belated birthday!?????? I’m so sorry that I missed this, but am glad that you had a great day even without me.

  • Liz

    Sounds like you had a great day — happy belated birthday — my fellow Gemini 🙂

  • Zak

    That cake is just the best, I’m so glad you had a happy birthday!

  • Elaine

    Wow, LOVE your cake! And the card from your son, that was awesome too! Happy belated birthday – glad it was a good one!!

    love, Elaineeeeeeeeee-yah

  • Malia @ One2One Network

    Happy {belated} Birthday! Love the cake!

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