I turned 26 yesterday. Yes, I feel old. I can hear the collective groan from some of you who are thinking that’s not the case, and it really isn’t in the big picture, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel a little freaked out by how fast time is passing. It seems like yesterday I was turning 16, finally getting my driver’s license, preparing to leave home for a year. Suddenly it’s 10 years later, which means that in the same amount of time I’ll be turning 36 — and I easily remember my parents being that age! The assumption that I’ll be young forever is starting to be replaced by a more realistically-balanced picture of life.
I actually got philosophical last night while enjoying a quiet night in with my hubby and realized that I’m probably a good third of the way into my life. Yes, I’ve accomplished lots of things that I’m proud of, but part of me is thinking, “Holy s&$#! I don’t have forever to sit around waiting for things to happen.” After all, they say that the average human life is only 28,000 days to do whatever it is we want to do on this planet. Thinking about life in terms of days is downright creepy.
Anyways, on a happier note… Jason took the day off work yesterday and a friend offered to babysit both boys for the morning, so we had a rare and special opportunity to explore the area alone. We headed to Owen Sound for a jaunt around the downtown and a visit to a great coffee shop where I sat and enjoyed an entire latte without chasing a child around the room. Then we went to Williamsford, where there’s an old mill turned into a gigantic used bookstore — pretty much my idea of heaven. We enjoyed some food in front of a warm fireplace before heading home to pick up the boys. Oh, and for any fellow nerds out there, I got Settlers of Catan, as well as the Cities and Knights expansion. Anyone want to come over to play?!
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