Wednesday, October 17, 2007

10-20-30 Virus

This originated with Mary DeMuth over at Relevantblog. I found it at Mel's place, Actual Unretouched Photo. Quick, where were you ten, twenty, thirty years ago? Play along and help spread the "virus." Thirty years ago, I was attending my second year of college at the University of Northern Colorado. I was a resident assistant in a women's dorm and studying nursing. I was away from home -- but not too far -- making new friends, wishing for a boyfriend, then finding a boyfriend, then spending the next two years breaking up with the boyfriend. Still, I loved college life -- and all three of the majors I tried before settling on history and English. Twenty years ago, Dan and I had been married just over three years. We were both working for the same company, he was an engineer and I was in the corporate p.r. department. We both loved our jobs, traveled for work and pleasure, and spent weekends fixing up our small three-bedroom home that took me about two hours to clean, top to bottom. We had a great group of other "married-friends-with-no-kids" and we went camping in the summer, on ski trips in the winter, and belonged to a couple's gourmet dinner club. There was only one thing missing, and we wondered if it would always be "just the two of us." Ten years ago, I was a stay-at-home mom and our children were 8, 4 and 9-months-old. I was co-chair of the mom's group at our church, chauffeuring one kid to first grade, one to pre-school and oh-so-thankful the baby was sleeping through the night and not throwing up every bottle we fed her. We lived in a newer, bigger home that we are still working on fixing up. We took the kids camping as many times as we could in the summer, had the boys playing soccer and t-ball in the spring and fall, and took them skiing in the winter. I'm sure we did lots of other things, but that time is a blur for me. In fact, I can't believe it has been ten years since then, because it feels like it was just yesterday. If you want to play along with Mary’s “virus,” describe on your blog what you were doing 10-20-30 years ago. Link back to Mary’s blog (


Mary DeMuth said...

What a full life! Thanks for being a part of the virus!

Xandra said...

That was fun trying to remember what I was doing with my life decade by decade!