It's been a pretty crazy week so far, and I'm feeling a little out of touch. I apologize if this post is all over the place! Besides work piling on top of more work, we have a few fun things going on this week.
For starters, I went to the county fair for the first time in YEARS. We have an exhibit booth set up for the office, and I worked it on Monday night. It was an adventure...the fair has a way of bringing people out of the woodwork! We had fun watching everyone file in toward the ferris wheel and funnel cakes. It was cloudy and overcast on Monday, so the babies didn't get to go. If tomorrow is pretty (which it probably won't be since it has rained every day for about two weeks now), I might stroll them through to see the lights and people.
Coming up this weekend is my ten-year high school reunion. (How is that possible?!) We will ride in the homecoming parade on Friday, then go to the football game. Saturday is a family picnic, which I hope will be lots of fun. On top of all that, my sister (Aunt Laura) will be home for a visit and her 21st birthday this weekend! Busy, busy, busy...
In honor of my 10-year reunion, a little retrospective...
--Ten years ago, I could not imagine that I would be a mother of TWO by age 27!
--I had some pretty bad taste in boys back then, and I had yet to meet my amazing husband. Thank goodness, we found each other just a couple of years later! Back then, I had no idea about this wonderful man I ended up marrying. We met each other at just the right time, so I guess God was preparing me with all those bad choices!
--I thought I would be a practicing attorney by now. Somewhere along the way, I traded the idea of law school for graduate school and political science. Instead of a cushy job in a law firm, I am a government employee (still in the legal field, interestingly enough) and I teach part-time at a local college. I don't regret the change in plans.
--I didn't know that I would still have the same best friend ten years later, and that we would be closer than ever. I had no idea that Kelly and I would attend three different colleges together, join a sorority, be bridesmaids in each other's weddings, and now, raise our babies together. We are more like family than friends these days, and I'm grateful for it.
--Others I thought I might still be good friends with have drifted away. Thanks to Facebook, I am in contact with many people from those days, but some of the friendships I thought would never change did not survive the last ten years.
--I have met many, many amazing people and made some new friendships that I never saw coming!
--Overall, I am much more confident, outgoing, and comfortable with the person I have become than I was ten years ago. God's hand has been in every step of the way, but I can say it has been a good ten years, and I love the place I'm in today!
And, um, I have blog...who could have seen that coming ten years ago?? : )