I can’t remember where I got it from… a long ago friend started it, I think… but there used to be a group of us who would follow any awkward silence or unprecedented/weird turn of conversation with, “Hey, did you catch that game? You know… the one… they play with… that ball?” None of us were sports fans, and it was basically just code for “Ooooooh, awkward. Moving on!”
That is how I’m currently feeling. Did you catch that game?
I would like to walk away from the computer for a few days or a week and not talk or write for a while, as 2012 continues to kick my ass so hard I’m beginning to shift from “2013 will be better” to “just survive until 2013.” It is rare for me to hit a patch so difficult I can’t even write my way through it, but that’s kind of where I am.
“You can’t just let the blog go dark,” Otto said to me, as we discussed the possibilities. He grinned and added, “The rumor mill will start up! People will assume we’re getting divorced!” We laughed, then, just for a second.
So: We’re fine. Otto remains my rock and my favorite. We’re all going to get through this latest set of hurdles and be okay. I believe that with every fiber of my being that controls my INTELLECTUAL brain-pieces. My EMOTIONAL brain-pieces are not faring quite so well, however, and they just need a brief break. Bear with me for a few days, please.