I’ve often wondered how to “come back” to this space. In my head, I imagine it to go very much like a couple of long-lost friends bumping into each other at Starbucks (not that you’d find me there any more. You know. Saving money & all.) Something kind of like this:
You: “Hiiiiiiiii-eee! How are you? It’s been so long since I’ve seen you! How’s the family? Mmmhmm. That’s fantastic!”
In between I’d calmly and sort of awkwardly answer: “Hiii. So good to see you! I’m great thanks. You? It has been awhile. A really long while. The family’s good- kids are growing and we’ve moved. Yes, definitely fantastic.”
And then you’d ask, because, let’s face it, who wouldn’t?: “Did you Do the Thing?”
“Ummm. Yeah. So the Thing didn’t really get done quite the way we thought it would. We’re not upset by the not doing of the Thing. We just had a small change of plans.”
Back to you. This is where most people give great supportive comments along the lines of “there are more fish in the sea” type things. Only, pertaining to The Thing. You’ll do so. I’ll accept them. Awkward moment over.
See? It wasn’t hard to come back to this space. It was a lot less wordy than the last time I took a break. An Upright Grand Piano & a Break. It’s good to see you here.
The kids are great. Getting big. Still not going to school and yes, we did indeed move.
We are living in the Philadelphia area now. We can throw pennies on Benjamin Franklin’s grave any time we want. Not that I think he’d like that but people do it.
We will have to grab a beer next time we catch up. I’m pretty sure Franklin would be pleased.