This entry has been the devilishly difficult to finish. Every time I started it, something got in my way. Either I was called away from the computer, or my web browser crashed (silly me for upgrading to Mozilla Firefox, 0.9.3.) Well, I am now determined and resolute! I will finish this entry!
Mrs. Geek and I seem to be getting reacquainted lately... with a lot of things. I think we need some time to get reacquainted with each other -- the wedding was an ever more looming presence as it grew near. That presence seemed to make us less "Dr. Geek and Fiancee S." and more "planners of the wedding... and oh yeah, the Bride and Groom too."
Perhaps more surprisingly, Mrs. Geek and I have been taking some time recently to get reacquainted with those near and dear to us. I called my father-in-law the other day and when is his wife answered, she made a point of chatting for a moment because she hadn't talked to me since the wedding. Likewise, we attended the surprise 13th birthday party for A., the junior-bridesmaid-in-the-strapless-dress last Friday (a 13th birthday on Friday, 13 August -- the karmic implications are probably astounding.) Several people at the party asked "How have you been? How was the honeymoon?" because they hadn't seen us since the wedding. We also called my cousin's wife K. to wish her a happy birthday last Friday (she obviously didn't get the inter-family memo that Friday was supposed to be A.'s birthday, and A's birthday ONLY) and she hadn't heard from us since the wedding.
I suppose the reason that this surprises me so much is because Mrs. Geek and I have enjoyed a fairly full social calendar in recent weeks. There have been art and wine festivals, beer festvials of different kinds, and some BBQ-ing with friends. Looking back on it though, the circle of people we were seeing was limited.
Reconnection takes time, and time is something we have again. Soon we'll have the apartment fit for company and we can have friends and family over for dinner. That will be good.
on 2004-08-19 at 11:02 a.m.
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