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.