10 Years From Now

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I keep thinking about my future.  Where will I be? What will I be doing?  Who will I be with?  Who will my friends be?  So I decided to write it all down.  They say if you write things down it is more likely to come true. So here is a journal entry from the future.

*** TIME WARP***

Sunday June 16, 2024

7:30am

It’s early morning.  I hate mornings, but my kids are early birds.  This morning I am up extra early.  It’s Sunday.  I have to get the kids ready for church and Sunday I always make them a fun breakfast.  It keeps them from getting too cranky while in bible school.  Not that they get to cranky, they love visiting with their friends.  Home schooling the kids, they don’t get the same kind of social interaction as kids in public schools.  Amara enjoys home schooling though, so I am hoping that next year Silas will be as easy.  He learns a little now, but he doesn’t do a full days work like Amara did this past year.

Seth, is going to be the problem child.  He likes to get into everything.  He likes to see how things work.  He is so smart for a 3 year old.  Amara and Silas are smart too, but not as observant as Seth. He watches everything.

I should get into the kitchen, before the kids wake up.  And Luke is getting annoyed with my pen racing across the page.  He is lucky he is the dad and can sleep later than the kids.  But he does work hard through the week and deserves a little extra sleep.  After all, it is because of him that I was able to stay at home with our kids, become a published author, live in this beautiful home, and no longer be in debt.  Yes, he is reading what I am writing now, but I would have said it anyways.

8pm

The kids are finally in bed and Luke and I are getting ready to watch a movie.  We could watch a new movie, but I talked him into watching Labyrinth.  It’s my favorite movie! Also, if the kids wake up they won’t see anything scary or inappropriate.  At least that was the excuse I used to win the argument of what to watch.  The kids will probably want to watch it sometime tomorrow as well.  I was a good mom, I showed them all the awesome movies from the 80’s.  The awesome movies that are appropriate for little kids.  I will wait until their pre-teens to show them the other good movies that I love from the 80’s.

Tomorrow is going to be a long day.  Luke has to go into the office for a meeting and probably won’t be home till around dinner time.  He is working on a huge project right now.  He is designing a new building for the city.  I think it’s going to be a place for concerts and other events.  I don’t ask him too many details about work, when he gets home I want him to be able to focus on relaxing with the family.

I also have a trip planned for the kids.  We are taking all of our recycling to the plant.  I want to show them where it all goes.  Amara is super excited about it.  Silas and Seth are just excited about going to the park after.

Then back home to get dinner ready.  With Luke working so late I won’t be able to get any writing done until the kids are down for bed.  It’s a good thing that I don’t need a lot of sleep like I did when I was younger.  I wouldn’t get any writing done.

Tuesday is going to be just as busy.  My helper comes in to keep Amara on track with her school work, and to keep Silas and Seth busy with something.  I have to run the bakery and train the new girl I hired.  I do a lot of baking, but with everything else going on, I needed a little help.  Jeff still helps with the decorating and a lot of design work.  I just need someone who can handle running the front and taking orders.  Lucky for me, Luke will be home early that day, so the kids will be with him after 2pm.  Then more writing once the kids go down for bed.

Wednesday Pixel goes in for her vet check up.  Crazy girl has been with me for so long now.  It’s the longest I have had any animal.  I love that sweet dog so much.  Her and Jareth, our huskey, get along so well.  Of course, Jareth is still young, only 6 months old.  He want’s to play so much more than Pixel does.  Pixel is content sleeping at my feet while I write and watching the kids play in the backyard.

Thursday and Friday Luke will be home for most of the day.  I will probably spend those two days catching up on my writing.  My next novel will be released soon and my editor want’s a copy of the one I am working on, before the other one hit’s the shelves.  Tab pushes me  pretty hard sometimes, but I wouldn’t be the great writer I am today if it wasn’t for her.  She is the best editor I could ever ask for.  And thanks to my assistant, Lacy, I can juggle being a writer, baker, business owner, wife, and most important, a mom.  It’s a lot of work, but show me someone who is happier and I will give you next months royalties.

Saturday is my 20 year high school reunion.  Luke convinced me to go.  He wants to see the guys I used to have a crush on in high school so he can tell me why he is better. He is so silly.

Luke is reading again.  It’s going to be a busy week, so I guess I better pay him some attention tonight or he might find himself a new wife.

Luke says to let who ever is reading this to know he couldn’t find a better wife than me.  He really likes my cooking.

***TIME WARP AGAIN***

To be honest. That was fun.  And now my fingers are crossed that my life ends up as awesome as that.  Though, that sounds like a very busy life. I would enjoy it.  What would you like your life to look like in 10 years?

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