THEN: Sleep late in the morning -- 10am or so -- wake up refreshed and thinking about how to get ready for the day ahead.
NOW: Sleep late in the morning -- 7:02am or so -- wake up exhausted and thinking about how much needs to be done before
THEN: Enjoy a leisurely morning of pampering -- perhaps a haircut, manicure, massage.
NOW: Enjoy an activity-filled morning of making breakfast, doing housework, and trying to catch up on lost time with A and C. Haven't had a haircut, manicure or massage since my thirties. And I turned 40 nearly three months ago.)
THEN: Chat with girlfriends about the upcoming evening, the gentleman caller and the prospects.
NOW: Chat with the preschoolers about the upcoming evening, and how mommy and daddy need to go out once in a while. Listen to "I don't want you to go on a date" about 200 times and remember to try to appreciate that they want to spend time with you.
THEN: One hour to go -- cute outfit on, hair and makeup done. Waiting for nails to dry.
NOW: One hour to go -- clean outfit on. Makeup done. Waiting for hair to dry. Quickie manicure not even a possibility.
THEN: Nine years ago, your best friend and the man you want to make a family with arrives at your door.
NOW: That man is the one by your side.
Here's wishing each of you a wonderful weekend too!