Kay, aka “loop de loops“has tagged me with a meme. And since I’ve spent the morning going through the “stock” books in my garage (more on that later), I think I’ll play.
Kay says I’m supposed to say what I was doing 10 years ago, 20 years ago, and 30 years ago. Okay–
At the close of December in 1997, I was just finishing up the first year in my ten-year diary. For December 29th I wrote, “A day of new beginnings. I WILL be obedient to Weigh Down. Expo is one month from today. I will get back to work. I will take a new slant in ‘The Velvet Shadow.’ Flanna needs to lift her sights.”
So . . . obviously, I was writing “The Velvet Shadow” and trying to get back in the mindset to work. Just as I’m doing now. 🙂 And, just like now, I was trying to stick to a diet. And now that I’ve filled that ten-year diary, I’m starting to fill a new five-year model.
Twenty years ago? 1987 . . . I was just realizing that the Lord was moving me in a different path. My first book was published in 1987, and for the previous five years I had been writing magazine articles. We had also just moved from Virginia to Florida, so we were settling into our first Florida home and trying to get the children acclimated–they were three and four at the time, and I had just turned thirty.
Thirty years ago? 1977 . . . LOL. I remember that time VERY well. I traveled with the Re’Generation from August 1976-77, and in September ’77 I enrolled at Liberty University to sing with the LBC Chorale. I was living in the old hotel and adjusting to trying to study while spending most of my time on the road (or in a big diesel bus, to be exact.) The Lord was moving me toward a different path again . . . and I had just turned twenty.
Thanks, Kay, that was fun . . . and I had no idea how significant the seventh year in each decade has proved to be. Am I supposed to tag someone now? I’ll just say this–if you want to play on your blog, consider yourself tagged!
The books? My garage is filled with bins of my books. I usually give most of them away and sell a few through my web site, so I try to keep copies of the older books on hand so I can have them for people who can’t find them through the usual channels. But at the year’s end, I can’t remember what remains, so every year I do an inventory, to make sure I have copies of the titles listed on my web page–nothing worse than going through dozens of bins looking for ONE copy of something. It’s a lot of counting and a lot of lifting, and maybe I’m getting too old for this . . . but it’s finished for another year!
P.S. If you’re interested in a ten year journal, the link is here.