The days are long, but the years are short, they tell me. Too true! I generally hear this expression as it relates to parenting, but the years are plenty short enough on my own, without any wee ones to help speed time along. Although watching everyone else's children grow up before my very eyes is scary enough!
Anyway. I set my alarm last night so I could get up early and watch the little shindig in London this morning (I guess if I really wanted Google hits, I'd write it out in great big letters-- too bad I'm not that into search engine optimization), and realized that it's now been 11 years since I called that country home. At about the time that the gorgeous bride arrived at the church, the anniversary of me getting on a plane came & went.
What's remarkable (to me) is that this is the first time in years that I've even noticed the date going by, and I would have missed it again if not for today's commission of matrimony. While there's not a day of my life that I don't think of Scotland, there is also no need for me to go into mourning once a year for having returned from there.
Anyway. In related news, my 15th high school reunion is coming up this summer, which makes me feel a little bit old. I see my classmates on Facebook, and in my mind we all still look exactly the same as we did in 1996, just with the addition of spouses & children. That more years have gone by since last we met than all the years we spent together seems pretty well impossible. I keep thinking of that bit in Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion when they talk about how these people have known them since kindergarten-- it's kind of unreal that yes, thanks to the miracle of Facebook, there are people in my life who have known me almost as long as my family has. Yikes!
I think I was going somewhere with this post, but I seem to have gotten lost on the way. Ach, well, never mind.
So, here we are in 2011: What in your life happened so long ago but also just yesterday?
What are we talking about today?
Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.
Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Friday: Green living.