Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Power of Ten

The friends in my neighborhood have been playing a game called the Power of Ten. So, I'm going to give it a shot.

Ten years ago, I was living in Iowa City, finishing up law school and enjoying Ethan's Babe Ruth games, Molly and Sara's softball games and Archie's t-ball.

Ten months ago, I was reading the first pages of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows in a sleeping bag at Camp Calumet in Ossipee, New Hampshire after C had done a rockin' good concert for them.

Ten days ago, I was enjoying mother's day phone calls from my three older children and burning a pile of brush with my youngest child.

Ten hours ago, I was wincing as Derek Jeter got hit in the hand by a pitch in a Yankees-Orioles game.

Ten minutes ago, I was sipping my first cup of coffee and trying to remember what I was doing ten years ago.

Ten minutes from now, I will be taking a shower and getting ready for a day of juvenile criminal court in Farmington.

Ten hours from now, I will be home from said Juvenile court and changing into my play clothes.

Ten days from now, I will be hoping for sunshine because I intend to climb my first 4000 footer of the year on that weekend.

Ten months from now, I'll be shoveling snow and trying to figure out if I can afford to fly to Macedonia for a vacation.

Ten years from now, C and I will be living in a little cottage in the woods, working less and playing more.

9 comments:

Jayne said...

I love this Beth!

SJ said...

I'm glad to see that you have openly admitted your allegiance to the Yankees, it is the first step in becoming a Red Sox fan. Don't worry, I will still be your friend.

TheElementary said...

This is great, a nice insight into your life.
I'm most staggered by the fact that it's been a year (almost) since the Harry Potter book came out :O I mean, honestly- where did the time go???
You ended this very nicely, too, on a dreamy and hopeful note.
How strange to think that if we measure our lives in increments of different length, we can look at our past and present and future and see where we've been and where we're going to... even down to the previous minute.

Beth said...

Thanks, Jayne, give it a try, it's fun.

SJ, I am a baseball fan, no particular team--Charlie likes the Yankees so we usually watch them but I just like the athleticism--I can't even tell you who won the next day.

The Elementary, It is hard to believe that it has been a year--what fun those books were.

Ruth said...

Interesting meme. I could do the first half easily enough, but anticipating what may happen beyond 10 minutes or 10 hours from now...who knows for sure!

beckie said...

Beth, so interesting to learn a little more about you. I was so not going to like Harry Potter with all the media hype. But am now such a big fan!

KGMom said...

This is a new one for me. I'm afraid if I tried this I would just get a headache. Either that, or dizzy from zipping backwards and forwards!

Marianne said...

I love this! It's got me thinking this morning. Time flies when you're having fun. Happy day, Marianne

katie said...

It's a little late, but I did enjoy reading your power of ten. Thanks for playing along! Your little cottage in the woods sounds nice. Any leads on where this might be?