Communication is my brittle weakness, and I lose track of and touch with many people I adore. My dear friend Mary, who spent the previous two weeks traipsing about France on a holiday focused on consuming copious amounts of fromage, shooting espresso and attending Tori Amos concerts, emailed me this morning with a unique request. We haven’t spoken outside of email in over a month, and since both of us have a crippling aversion to the telephone, it’s challenging to stay abreast of life’s intimate fractions.
And with our big move moving at a gazelle’s clip, Mary’s curiosity spawned the following:
“I know you’re busy at work and stuff, but can you give me a run-down of your feelings about the move/how it’s going/what you’re doing/etc.? Like, “Matt’s Top 10″ of what you’re thinking about these days? I’d love to know!”
I now present you Matt’s Top 10 list as presented to Mary. It’s really just a list of questions that encapsulate where I am right now, but I think you’ll get the gist of where my non-baby thoughts reside at present.
“Matt’s Top 10 List of Lingering Questions and Quandaries”
10. Wait, so you’re saying we’re completely out of boxes … again?
9. Do you know anybody that needs a ___________________?
8. Hey,Constance: Is it OK if I drop $175 on a European Dualit coffee maker to match our toaster?
7. Can you even believe that we’re going to have a dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer and flat screen TV all to ourselves?
6. Is it bad to throw out a large print Bible inscribed by my grandma?
5. Did that a-hole weatherman just say it’s going to be in the 90ºs next week during our move?
4. Darn it! Did Marcy just eat her second package of maxi pads this week? And a kitchen sponge??
3. Constance, this is the most significant moment of our lives - this feels even bigger than our wedding day, don’t you agree?
2. Oh my god - that’s disgusting! How in the world did that get under the bookcase/hutch/sofa/bed?
1. Can you even wait to have the 1st week of July off for vacation to wallow in the beauty of our new home?