I tagged myself from Rabbi Fleischmann’s Blog. Tag yourself if you so wish.
Ten years ago I was a pretty young thing, mid twenties, had just given birth to my third child, and life was a bed of roses. I had the optimism only young people have, and was so sure my life would continue to be perfection itself. I guess self deception doesn’t get you very far.
Ten months ago I was adjusting to being a single mommy, had been on some dates, some good ones, some bad dates from Hell. I was 30 lbs heavier than I am now (I cannot bear to look at those pics..who was that zaftige mamma??)
Ten weeks ago I thought I had my life back on a very even keel (that darned optimism again) and was starting to plan the upcoming barmitzvah.
Ten days ago I was using superglue to stick myself back together again – Humpty Dumpty makes a huge mess when he falls off the wall. I was up to my eyeballs in lists and suits and more lists.
Ten hours ago I was talking with an amazing person, feeling happy to be alive.
Ten minutes ago I came home from picking up some groceries.
Ten seconds ago I kicked off my shoes to make myself more comfortable.
In ten seconds from now I hope to be preparing for a nap.
In ten minutes from now I hope to fast asleep, tucked up in my freshly made bed.
In ten hours from now I expect I will also be sleeping, but its quite possible I shall again be awake contemplating the beauty of the universe.
In ten days from now I shall be panicking with the countdown to barmitzvah going full steam ahead.
In ten weeks from now the children will be back at school and perhaps I will be working?
In ten months from now the kids will be counting the days till the end of school, and I will once again be snowed under with barmitzvah preparations.
In ten years from now I will be possibly menopausal (oy), hopefully blissfully married to the most wonderful man in the universe, I could technically be a mother in law, or even a grandmother (ok, whoa nelly there). Maybe by then I will even have had some of my writing published.