So, Kim & I just had our very first conversation.
On the phone.
For like an hour.
And, when we hung up, I wished that Matt & I were leaving for our trip tomorrow. I CANNOT wait to meet her, people. Like, these next few months are going to go by SO SLOW.
(Scroll down for more on our conversation. About halfway through this post, I realized I got WAY off subject...but, don't worry, I get back on track. Eventually.)
But, at least I have something really fun to look forward to. Because a few days before our trip, I will do something I have been dreading for a few years now.
I will turn the big 3-0.
On July 31st.
If you want to send me a card.
Or a gift.
Because I LOVE presents.
Oh, wait. What was I talking about?
I have heard 30 isn't so bad. In fact, several of my friends who are in their 30's tell me this is the best time in their lives. Most of them are married, have kids, jobs, houses & now, they're just sitting back & enjoying life.
So, I'm really not so sure what my problem is, if I call it a problem.
Maybe I would be fine with turning 30 if I didn't look like I was still in high school. People still ask me what high school I go to. When I tell people my age, they usually say, "Oh, really! Wow. I was going to guess 19, 20...maybe 21...but, that's a stretch!".
Last year, my TV station did a 30 minute "severe weather special" & a group of high school kids came in to answer phones (viewers called in with questions for our meteorologists). We were short one person, so my assistant news director picked me to fill the empty spot.
BECAUSE I LOOK LIKE I'M IN HIGH SCHOOL, PEOPLE.
And, yes, I know, I know...when I'm 40, I will LOVE the fact that I look younger than I am. I get told that at least 20 times a week. No joke.
But, people, it's 2008, not 2018. I'll think about my 40's when I'm in my 40's.
Plus, my 20's were awesome years. I graduated college, got married, got established at a great job, bought a house, got a dog, witnessed the births of my 3 niece's & nephew, took some awesome trips, started a (very small) designs business & started writing my very first novel.
Now, before you say anything, let me say that I know my 30's will be just as fulfilling. I KNOW that. Really, I do. I will be able to do & have all the things I had in my 20's...probably even more.
Like kids. I hope that my 30's will be full of spit up, diapers, potty training, 1st days of pre-school, 1st days of Kindergarten, swing sets, swimming lessons, tee-ball, dance & so much more.
And, I believe with my WHOLE HEART that Matt & I will have babies. 2 or 3 of them (just maybe not at the same time!). We will get pregnant, my belly will get really big & I will finally birth a baby.
I just have to be patient.
And, I know 30 is JUST A NUMBER & you're only as OLD AS YOU FEEL & I don't feel old at all. So, when I think about, I don't really have a reason to dread the big 3-0, do I?
I REALLY digressed, didn't I?
Back to the important stuff: My conversation with Kim.
She's been helping me search for hotels & has provided me with some good options over e-mail. However, it's nearing the time when we need to book something before prices are jacked up.
So, we decided that instead of doing all this over e-mail, we could just call each other & search for hotels on our computers...together.
If you've read her post, you know that we both asked our husband's the same question: "What if she hates the sound of my voice & doesn't want to meet me?". Seriously.
What's funny is that Kim sounded just like I thought she would. That's a good thing, Kim! When she answered the phone, I felt like I'd been talking to her all my life. I felt right at home.
I told her I'd call at 7pm (8pm her time)...but, I was a few minutes late. The 1st thing she said to me was that she was afraid I'd forgotten about her! Are you kidding me? I've been looking forward to this for FOUR WHOLE DAYS. I was not about to forget to call her.
We talked about all kinds of stuff: work, kids, husbands, flying, our families. And, somewhere in all that, we managed to find a few excellent hotel possibilities. Which I'm very excited about.
I do feel bad, though. When we get there, Kim's going to be a week or two away from Baby Boy's due date & I know she's going to be miserable from the heat & probably so tired. But, she told her husband that she won't care. If we have to make sure there's an air conditioner every 10 feet & plenty of benches to sit down & rest, that's fine with me. BECAUSE I CANNOT WAIT TO WAIT TO MEET HER. I can't walk far, anyway, without having to sit down because of my legs.
Kim, I had so much fun talking to you on the phone tonight! It's crazy how much we think alike! I know we'll talk more as our trip gets closer & closer. I absolutely CANNOT wait to meet you!