The other day I got the call at work that my replacement laptop has arrived. It seems that the lease on my existing one has expired. "But," I sputtered, "I got this one right after I came back from maternity leave!" With LP! THREE YEARS AGO!
Then, as I was driving in to work this morning listening to NPR, the commentator said something to the effect of, "In the three decades sine 1979..." and I did a double take. Where has the time gone? How is it possible that it has been 15 years since I graduated high school? A decade since the Y2K craziness?
It seems that in my focus on daily milestones - lunch time, quitting, dinner time, bath time, bed time - years have passed by without my noticing.
This year my oldest niece will be bat mitzvahed - I remember the Hoos getting the call from his brother with the news that his wife was pregnant! On Monday, my brother's oldest daughter started kindergarten! How is it possible that more than five years have passed since I awkwardly held her as a newborn?
Besides taking photos and trying to enjoy life as it comes, how is it possible to capture time? Ideas on how to slow down before LP is in kindergarten - or being bat mitzvahed?!