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What the hell.
I've been tagged with another meme and although I generally don't like doing them on principle, it's been pretty slow at the blogging idea trough of late. Besides, this one seems pretty tame: What were you doing 10, 20 and 30 years ago:
1997: Stuck in that horrible limbo between separation and finalization of the divorce. It hadn't been my idea and I had fought it tooth and nail, but the papers were filed and I was just waiting it out. The kids were in elementary school, doing well but obviously feeling the strain of moving back and forth weekly between two houses, even though they were only four blocks apart. I drove a light blue Plymouth Grand Voyager minivan. I wrote in a journal every night before I went to bed.
1987: The twins were born in February, during my second year of FP residency. We had them together in the smallest of our four bedrooms, with the plan of moving each of them into their own rooms at the far end of the hall as toddlers (which we did. The Nestling was born in 1989, so that bedroom became his.) My mother's first Jahrzeit was in June. I was still driving the white Toyota Tercel I'd bought at the end of medical school.
1977: I graduated from high school and went off to college. Loved it. I didn't have a car yet, but was only a few months away from getting my green VW Rabbit.
As is my custom, I'll refrain from tagging anyone. If anyone else wants to play, though, consider yourself tagged.