Archive for October 2nd, 2006

xx Years Ago I….

Cribbed this from Philippa’s blog http://philippaalan.blogspot.com.

25 years Ago I…
– Was 34
– was living in Waltham, MA
– had a 2-year-old and a 6-year-old
– experienced my first real New England autumn

20 years Ago I…
– Was 39
– was working at Harvard University
– together with my husband, bought our first (and to date only) house
– moved to NH

15 Years Ago I…
– Was 44
– became Orthodox
– watched the fall of communism in the Soviet Union with a feeling of utter disbelief
– worked for an educational assessment firm

10 Years Ago I…
– Was 49
– was attending college, at long last, to become an accountant
– was stunned to learn that my mother-in-law had died suddenly
– was thanking God that 1995 was over

5 Years Ago I…
– Was 54
– was struggling with depression
– was dealing with the loss of my mother, the transfer of my spiritual father, and the marriage of my daughter
– was fired for the first time in my life — from a volunteer job!

4 years ago I…
– Was 55
– rediscovered cross stitch
– finally figured out the sequence of Matins and Vespers
– broke my wrist in a fall down a flight of stairs, and had it healed by the Kursk Root Icon of the Theotokos

2 Years Ago I…
– Was 57
– lost my son when he moved to PA
– went to Jordanville for the last time (there’s always next year!)
– had the kitchen updated and renovated, at long last

1 Year Ago I…
– Was 58
– took the train to PA to visit my son
– started a cross-stitch piece as a gift for him, a steam train rolling through the mountains at evening
– finally realized that it was OK to power down on activities — I’ve earned my retirement!

Yesterday I…
– read Matins at home
– finished the last of seven books lent to me by our priest’s wife
– listened to the rain
– cooked my first meal in two months (dh has been cooking since my surgery)

Today I…
– hope to get back into cross stitch
– plan to wash towels
– need to find something else to read
– gear myself up for marathon doctors’ appointments all week

Tomorrow I…
– visit the Wound Care Center w/r/t the healing of my incision
– visit the Infectious Disease Control doc to see what’s up with MRSA
– get ready to visit a doctor I no longer have any confidence in (on Wednesday)
– try to remember that at some point, all this will end

Tag: To anyone who wants to pick it up.

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