Foggy-HeadedAugust 17, 2011
Yeah, I’ve been quiet.
The girls have been in & out, but mostly out. And work has remained slow. Most of my peeps are out of town visiting this island or that country, or maybe some other part of this country. I feel listless, and a little bit pointless.
Mouse has been at camp since last weekend – she comes home this Saturday. I’m looking forward to seeing her, but it’s a little odd in that once she gets home, we have to go to the airport to pick up not only Lemon, but also the Ex.
Having him in town, or even intersecting with my life, is never my favorite. Lemon is with him now, and already, it’s impossible to speak to him without there being some sort of crossed wire or subtle dig. It’s just not-fun. I say, “Lemon had more stress than anticipated about flying alone, there were tears. She’ll love a big hug on your end.” His response, “I always hug them when they get off the plane.” The assumption that everything *I* say is a subtle dig bothers me, too. Because it’s not.
This past weekend, WD and I saw three movies. Friday night, we saw Lincoln Lawyer, in our living room. On Saturday, I went running and then met my running partner for a shopping outing, and while we were out, we realized we were both free that night. So we thought “movie night!” All four of us (both couples) brainstormed movie choices. We had every movie known to man on the list (in the theater). Independent films, documentaries, etc. Consensus could not be reached. Where did we end up? Captain America. I was entertained, nonetheless.
Then on Sunday, WD and I brought Lemon to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Two days; two big dumb movies (as we refer to them).
My vacation is in 8 days. I think I can tread water through this funk knowing that’s around the bend. Then, school starts and life gets back to normal. Hopefully, once the deadness of August in New England passes, work will pick up again after Labor Day, too.
And that’s all I’ve got for now.
Off for drinks with a colleague who is also bouncing off the walls.