Karen, at the Rocking Pony, recently swiped a meme from another blog. Now I'm swiping it from Karen. It's very cool. I love a good meme. I especially love one which makes me think. Don't have many opportunities to do that anymore.
20 years ago: That would be (bear with me - I need to see the numbers to do the math) 1988? I was a junior in college, wanting to change majors from elementary education to journalism. Never quite made the switch. Wasn't overly fond of my new roommate and missing my old one terribly. There wasn't much else remarkable about '88. Sorry. It was a swing year of sorts, just the year before I entered a year long dating relationship, two before sinking into darkness.
10 years ago: Wait, I wanted to do this meme, right? 1998 - My Little Guy was just a year old, making Maybelline five and Oatmeal Head four. They were really happy kids. I was a very depressed mom. Just started homeschooling. Hating Florida. No friends. Marriage barely hanging by a thread. I didn't like 1998 very much.
5 years ago: 2003, right? Maybe I just shouldn't do this meme. Things were beginning to improve, especially in my marriage, but there were wild swings up and down. Five years ago was good in many ways, but I was coming to a real breaking point in my life with some difficult family. It was empowering, freeing in ways, but the Hunny was still teetering. Which means we were not synching very well. At least I had friends. And they helped me get past this point, wait it out without being crushed. 2003 was really tough.
3 years ago: 2005! What a pivotal year! We sold our home of seven years. The Hunny took some major steps toward freedom. We were both in therapy and making strides (I love therapy and highly recommend it!). And now we were faced with what to do, where to go next. So we rented a home. Indefinitely. And kept homeschooling. Indefinitely.
1 year ago: 2007! This was the year we stopped homeschooling! Definitely! The year we settled into Tulsa. The year of our rest and recuperation. The year the Hunny and I could focus on our marriage, on our kids, leaving the chaos and manipulation behind. The year I went back to school for my masters (yes, I HAVE only taken one class so far - shut up!). 2007 was the best year to date.
Yesterday: What the heck did I do yesterday? I slept a lot to be ready for a 12 hour shift at work. My sister came by for a bit and just visited over coffee. Which was wonderful. I did laundry. And went to work.
Today: More sleep. Work. More laundry. And I plan to kiss my sweet Hunny. Many times.
Tomorrow: Sleep some more. I know, right? And prep Little Guy for his cauterization on Wednesday. He's having the tonsils and adenoids out. We're all looking forward to him sleeping.
Feel free to swipe this one. It wasn't as much fun as I thought it would be. Maybe someday I'll go into detail about one of the years above. With pictures. Heh.
Until I write again ...