Prompt: 5 minutes. 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. (Author: Patti Digh)
I've got five minutes. Here's what popped out:
sangria and trivial pursuit with friends ringing in the New Year and wondering why Dick Clark is still on TV,
walking at the mall with Tara and dancing our asses off at Zumba class, sweating is more fun with friends,
dancing and laughing while cleaning the house on the weekends, lots of new concerts Mark Knopfler, Modest Mouse, Vampire Weekend, The Very Best, Zac Brown Band and several others, visiting Florida to see my brother and spend six lovely, perfect days: walking around Corkscrew Swamp, laying on the beach, sunset picnics, walking along Key Wadin, gorging on seafood and collecting more shells than I've ever seen in my life, eating dinner at my brother's beautiful, fancy restaurant and trying ostrich for the first time, coffee with the ladies, cooking a full Italian feast, reading 45 books so far, watching my mom get healthy again, laughing over many many Sunday night dinners, lots of Omaha visits, Joe's photography business expanding and getting to play assistant, evenings of wine and conversation after Aedan gets tucked in, quiet nights at home, listening to Dan Savage on long road trips. And the timer is buzzing, that's all I could cram into five minutes.
2010 was full and vibrant and active and filled with lots of yes. What might 2011 bring?
How was your 2010? What stands out for you if you were about to forget it all, good or bad?