Friday, August 14, 2009

Just For Fun And A Shout Out

I spent about an hour writing a post about the future this morning. It was about the flying cars, robot maids and unisex silver jumpsuits that we all expected to have by now. Remember when the year 2000 sounded exotic and far away? Well, when I was all done, I looked it over, decided it wasn't that interesting and deleted it. Surprised? Don't be. I do it all the time.

I've decided it would be fun to take yesterday's timeline and flip it. Instead of looking into the past, let's take a peek at the future. We'll use the same date from the timeline through the past.

Here we go:

August 12, 2009 - Our children are 9 and 16. My husband and I have been married for 20 years. We've been living in our current home for 13 years. My husband has been working for a major communication company for 15 years.

August 12, 2010 - Our children are 10 and 17. Our daughter will soon be starting her first year in middle school while our son will be starting his last year in high school. We're still working on building the pool deck we started in 2009.

August 12, 2014 - Our children are 14 and 21. My husband and I have been married for 25 years. My husband has taken an early retirement on his 30th anniversary at the communication company. He now has time to finish that pool deck we started in 2009.

August 12, 2019 - Our children are 19 and 26. Our daughter will soon be starting her second year in art school, and displaying her class projects at upscale galleries. Our son will be entering the last phase of training to become a psychiatrist and playing bass with his increasingly popular band. We're considering tearing down the above ground pool and pool deck to install an inground pool. I've finally started writing that book I've always wanted to write.

August 12, 2024 - Our children are 24 and 31. Our daughter has become an accomplished artist. Our son has a successful psychiatry practice and tours with his band in his spare time. I'm writing the second chapter of the book I started.

August 12, 2029 - Our children are 29 and 36. My husband and I have been married for 40 years. We're living in a beach house on the Atlantic ocean that we bought with the earnings from my best selling book and complaining that the kids don't visit often enough. We're thinking of putting in a pool......

I encourage you to make your own timeline, past or future, because it's fun.

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**Just for the record, our daughter does want to be an artist and our son plays bass in a band and is planning a career in psychiatry. I didn't want you to think this was all fiction!

A Shout Out

I wanted to give a shout out to one of my newest blog friends, Kathy, at Two Hands Full Of Daisies. She posted a recipe for deviled eggs that I knew I had to try as soon as I saw it. It looked so good, in fact, that I made them that afternoon. Why no pictures, you ask? Because they didn't last long enough. We loved them! Thanks, Kathy!

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I'll be back later to open the bar. I hope to see you then!

9 comments:

L.B. said...

Awesome! I must steal, er, borrow this idea and write a past and future timeline as well. Great idea!

Lissaloo said...

What a fun idea, I love it :)

Kathy said...

Thanks Willougbhy! That was very nice of you! I love your timeline, I know all about projects that never get done.

Purple Flowers said...

Another great post! I was just telling my hubby at dinner what a good post you had looking back on the years, and the way in which you did it. Where is that book??? You're a good writer.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I've made those eggs before and they are amazing. I'm not surprised you didn't have time to take a picture before they were all gone! Thanks for the reminder. I'll make them again soon.

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Another great post idea! And if you're daughter is truly interested in becoming an artist, get in contact with me; I majored in art, then worked for almost 7 years in the art materials world. I have lots of helpful info!

PurpleHoodieChick said...

Aren't you going to be 81 when Alex is 36?? lol Good times.

Where do I come in on all of this? Even if me and Alex didn't stay together you know i would still be around to bug you!

ChristineM said...

Fantastic idea! I just posted my timeline (past) on my blog...not so sure about the future! Thanks for sharing!

glovin said...

I've made those eggs before and they are amazing. I'm not surprised you didn't have time to take a picture before they were all gone! Thanks for the reminder.

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