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Let’s Check in on My 39th Year Around the Sun

About a year ago, I looked forward to this year and all the reasons it was going to be awesome. Now, as I prepare to turn 40, let’s see how what I was able to accomplish.

Drinking 40s of Rosé with my sister.

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My mom turning 70.

She did, in fact, turn 70.

Netflix Defenders comes out next weekend and I am blessedly free.

While not the greatest, I did enjoy the playful banter between Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Also, season two of Jessica Jones came out this year and it was awesome.

A solar eclipse.

This was more fun than it should have been.

Picnicking on the Schuylkill Banks with Claire.

I am actually really good at infusing oil with herbs from my garden.

New York Fashion Week(end). I’m not fancy enough to go for the full week (yet).

Sadly, I didn’t get to go this year.

The Game of Thrones Season Finale.

Two words: Ice Dragon.

Football season (this is the Eagles’ year).

 Ahem.

Ahem.

Vendemmia:

Canceled.

Actually learning French. 

Je m'appelle Sarah. Je mange du pain avec du fromage et je bois du vin.

Celebrating a very good friend getting married.

She looked so beautiful. Both times.

Celebrating Nicole’s 40th in Key West.

We moved the party to L.A. but celebrate we did.

Happy hours at the art museum.

Even when I had to go by myself.

The return of sweater season.

The greatest season.

Eating cupcakes.

Yep.

Blogging more.

I’m working on it.

Running more.

I had no idea how much more.

Visiting cities I have never visited before.

Is Santa Monica a city?

Visiting my sister in Denver.

Check.

Halloween parties.

A stoop party is still a party.

My niece’s first Halloween.

She dressed up as a bumble bee.

My niece’s first Thanksgiving.

With a bonus appearance by Baby Bestie who agreed my pumpkin bread had too much ginger.

My niece’s first Christmas.

We celebrated at my house with cookies and friends and stockings and an Eagles win.

Watching all the Hallmark Channel Christmas movies.

I will pick up this tradition next year.

Snow days.

So. Many. Snow. Days.

Drinking really good red wine by a fire surrounded by friends.

So. Much. Red. Wine.

My niece turning one.

Any excuse to visit Austin.

Gardening.

 Nailed it. 

Nailed it. 

Getting new tattoos.

Stay tuned.

Sleeping in on Sundays.

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Home improvement projects.

Finally, I can read in my bed at night without having to get up and switch off the overhead lights.

Reading my latest favorite book.

It takes place in Paris. 

Planning my solo trip to Paris.

Speaking of Paris, it is on.

Running my 12th Broad Street Run.

One week after running a half-marathon in D.C.

Having friends over to my house to drink beer and laugh.

There is still plenty of beer in my fridge if anyone wants to come over this weekend.

Participating in my first triathlon.

Maybe next year.

Spending weekends with Salty at the shore.

There are never enough weekends in the summer.

Celebrating my parent’s 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Er. Well, this is complicated. Don’t worry, they are still together. We as children just failed miserably.

Traveling to Paris to celebrate turning 40.

T-minus eight days and counting.