Today’s reverb10 prompt comes from author Patti Digh:
Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010.
Between work and dance class and Secret Santa shopping, I am glad for a prompt that DEMANDS I only spend five minutes on it (although, truth be told, I rarely spend more than 10 minutes on any post – and I sure it shows!). Looking at the clock….ready…..GO!
First family vacation – stayed at a cottage at the beach for a week with Jane and Greg. Hands-down favorite part of this year
Watching the performances of Chicago that I co-directed this summer. Supremely proud of this show – one of the best I’ve ever worked on
Celebrating my mom's 70th birthday and my sister's 50th birthday by throwing successful, super-fun surprise parties
Going to the Bronx Zoo with Greg, Jane and friends – it was as great as it was when I went there as a kid (thought it might have lost some of its magic, but no)
Seeing the following shows on Broadway: The Addams Family Musical, Hair, West Side Story and American Idiot (twice for that one, an a third time planned for January) I didn’t love all of these shows but I always love going to NYC!
Speaking of NYC, took a great trip there with two friends hat was awesome amounts of fun - already planning next year's trip
Jane’s third birthday party – it was pretty epic (that one's for you, Dwayne)
Eating the cake Greg made me for my birthday – it was the first cake he ever made for me! It was quite delicious, so I expect this to become a tradition
Attempting to (and so far completing) blog for two months in a row – two weeks left! Holy shit!
Watching the first four seasons of Mad Men in a little over a month – this is absolutely my new favorite show
All of my book club meetings – although I don’t often love the book, I always love seeing my friends
The weird-ass conversations I have at lunch with my work lunch posse
Going out trick-or-treating with Jane the first time, and having her love it – so awesome to be on the parent side of this now
And, just today, hearing the news that two good friends got engaged!
WHEW! When I think of 2010, I often think it wasn’t that great of a year – but it clearly had some high points!