The Indy airport has great art and displays. I love this Corvette, and the Lotus, and the 2017 car. It's nearly Indy500 time!
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Monday, August 6, 2012
Time Flies By
Wow. Time has a funny way of playing with our emotions, as sometimes it seems to just drag, and other times it seems to race by us! This week, it’s been a bit of both. Here we are at the half-way point for the Olympic Games – really? Already? Wow. For the every-four year event, it seems like it just began – despite all the of various swimming and gymnastics events that have consumed our television screen the past week+. Despite seeming to have raced by already being at the half-way point, I will admit there have been days during this week (or evenings), where coverage of various events has felt like it has been dragging on FOREVER!! Especially when any given event is hyped so much, and then after it’s actually over – it gets played and replayed over, and over, and over , and over again.
But there are other things that have been happening, or are being commemorated in my household this week that show that time seems to just fly by! My kids, for instance, are just growing up so fast! That’s pretty much a given for any parent (though new parents don’t tend to “get this” fact during the diapers & lack of sleep phases ;-) and often don’t believe other, more seasoned parents who encourage them to “enjoy every moment dearie, as you’ll blink and they’ll be gone off to college!”). Off to college… something that we’re facing with our eldest in just two years! He starts his junior year of high school in little over a week now. It seems like he was just two and running around the beach with his grandpa, but we blinked! Time flew by.
Just a couple of weeks ago we remembered the death of my grandmother – who was my last living grandparent. The other three all died years and years ago (33, 34 and 21 to be exact). She outlived her first, and second husband (who she was married to for 25 years!), and even had a boyfriend in her final years at the assisted living facility she was living in. It was cute… especially when she told me, one day, on one our walks when I got to visit her, that she “wouldn’t marry again”. At 93, it’s no surprise she wouldn’t marry again! And here we are more than a year later since she left us all… we blinked, and the year has flown by!
|A very proud family indeed!|
Later this week we commemorate another “milestone” here in our household. This is the week back in 2002 that we left California - for the second time – on our cross-country move to Indiana (the first time was in 1998 for our cross-country move to Michigan). The primary difference between the two moves, is that the first time, the company packed us up, and moved all of our things for us, while we flew over the great mid-section of our nation – and for this move, we packed our stuff ourselves, and drove across the great mid-section of our nation. We departed on the 8th back in 2002 – this coming Wednesday this year. So we’ll be marking 10 years – an entire decade – here in Indiana next week. Again – we blinked!! Time has flown by. It seems like only yesterday we were looking at houses to rent or buy. And then of course, when we came to Indiana we had two children - and in the time since we arrived our family grew to three children - the last who's getting closer and closer to being a decade old herself (she has more than a year to go, but she's getting close!)
Other big events from last year will be creeping up on us very shortly as well… again, making it seem that time has just flown by in the months since they occurred. It’s hard to believe that almost a year has passed since I lost my full-time job of 11 years; and since my father-in-law succumbed to his battle with cancer in October; and since I went into business for myself turning my dreams and passions into reality. But it has been for all of these things. Soon the coming months will turn from summer into fall and even winter – with Halloween, Thanksgiving , and Christmas right around the corner. As a kid I remember thinking how slow time was – but as an adult – WOW – time sure does fly by!
Until next time,
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