I recently discovered a new website – http://www.plinky.com. They post a daily question and people can answer them. I’ve been occasionally checking their website for a good “post-worthy” question and I finally found one the other day…
When you think of your life ten years from today, what’s different?
Hmmm, that’s a good one. I’m not one to really think that far in the future. I am always getting on my husband for talking about the future because it always seems like he is wishing his life away. I learned early that the future is not promised, so as much as I may not like the present, I try to enjoy it while it is here. But recently I just can’t help but wish life would speed up a little so this Plinky idea was perfect!
Ten years from now I will be 41 and will have a 21 year old daughter (OMG), an 18 year old son, and an 11 year old daughter. I will only have 1 child with homework, I will only have 2 children in the house (maybe, we’ll see how that goes…), and if my oldest has her first child at the same age I did, I would be a grandmother!!!! That’s just impossible for my brain to comprehend right now. I will be able to sleep in, I will be able to go out at night past 8:00, and I will not have to plan my day around nap times. Hopefully my husband will have moved up in a job that he likes, we will be debt free, and I WILL be my own boss. I will be skinny and fit and will have already run a marathon. I will not have to watch Finding Nemo every night
Ten years ago I was 21 with a 1 year old. We lived in a small house but it was our home. A few months before I had just started work at a company where I am still employed today. We watched Monsters Inc. every night. Life was pretty simple.
A lot can happen in ten years; a lot has happened in ten years. Our family has grown, we’ve lost friends, we’ve gained friends. We’ve been through a lot and I’m sure we’ll continue to go through a lot. Sometimes it is nice to dream about the future but for now I’m going to enjoy my Saturday night with my husband and my baby and watch Finding Nemo for the 12,493rd time.
We went on a mini-vacation last weekend and it seems like it takes me a while after vacation to get back into the mindset of blogging again. Even ever since before vacation things have been really busy and I just haven’t had much free time lately. But, I’m finally back!
Last weekend we went to Tennessee with my husband’s family and we all stayed in a cabin. We were only there for about 3 full days and Cayden had a high fever the last 2 days we were there, so she wasn’t feeling well and didn’t sleep well at all. So, we didn’t really get to do a whole lot. I would like to go back up there when we have a few more days. Anyway, she is fine now…we took her to urgent care the night we got home because I was worried that the fever was because of UTI (given her kidney issues). They said it didn’t look like she had a bladder infection, but there was a virus going around where the kids will get a high fever for about 2-3 days and then break out into a rash (Roseola). Sure enough, the next day her fever disappeared and she had a rash all over her back/stomach/face. So, that was a relief and she’s back to normal. Here are some pictures:
Here is Cayden throwing a fit when I probably told her “no” about something:
And here is Cayden throwing another fit and her cousin trying to talk to her
Cayden mad about something else
I’ve heard so much good things about the Apple Barn so we went here the first night we were down there. Neither of us were pleased with the food. We gave it another try and went to the other restaurant that served breakfast there and still wasn’t impressed. The apple fritters were good, though!
View from the back porch
We went to the Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg while we were down there:
The kids “underwater”
This shark looked kind of creepy to me…
And this shark just looks scary…
And this shark just looks retarded…
These stingrays look like they’re just smiling at you in a weird way: