Ten years... Surprising how time can seem so long and short at the same time. High school seriously was a life time ago. Since then, I have got a college degree (that has never been brushed off and put to use. But hey--I have one!), got married, moved across the country a couple times, had three children, and not grown up much. It seems hard to think of 2001 being 10 years ago, but it also seems like 10 years worth of stuff has happened.
What is it about reunions that make you evaluate life? Well they make me evaluate life anyway. I have to say I am SOOO glad I am 28 and not 18. 18 was great, I had oodles of fun and life was looming excitedly and all that. But I worried enough about what I should be doing with my life, where I should move, what my major should be, what boy I should be interested in, etc, etc. Life is a lot more low key now. Not less busy, just less.... well my decisions have more to do with grocery shopping, bills and what to make for dinner than life choices. And I am happy about that--Excitement and uncertainty are better as a spice, rather than a main course. For me anyway.
Life is good. So here's to ten years!
And here are some completely unconnected pictures. Well they prove that life is good, so I guess they are not completely unconnected. These are from Olivia's camera, so technically they are her pictures. But I had forgotten my camera, so I told her to come out and take some of them, so I feel I have a proprietary interest in them.
Oh the wonder of a tomato
Love this picture!
A running Lily-bean
A dirty Gilbert
Helping Ashley weed the flower bed
Coming back from the corn and zucchini patch
Our mutant zucchini. Lily called it a bikini this morning--took me awhile to figure out what she was talking about!
Rocky, the mostly useless horse
Alfalfa and sky