Friends are the best thing in the world. Throughout my life I’ve been blessed with many wonderful friends.
I have a new best friend and I don’t like her/him at all. The new friend is 3am. I can’t decide if 3 (I call her/him that for short) is a male or a female. I tend to think that 3 is a male because shouldn’t it be true that only a man would be that exasperating and annoying. A female friend should be more kind, considerate and have my best interest at heart. Men were put here to drive us a little crazy. But somehow I think that 3 is a female.
3 was only with me once in a while for quite a long time. Some days coming to visit, some days leaving me to my real friend…6am. But sadly it seems that 3 has settled in, pulled up a chair and made herself at home. She nudges me awake and then wants to talk…she wants to remind me of all the things I need to do to get ready for our trip. Not to talk about how beautiful it will be when we’re in New Mexico or about how happy we’ll be spending some time in our house.
No, 3 wants to remind me not to forget to write down on my list so I don’t forget the salad bowl and individual bowls, Plus the salad fork and spoon. Yes, they’ll be perfect to have in the house during out visit, I make salads all the time and I might as well use this wonderful gift I was given quite a few years ago rather than letting it sit in a cupboard. I know I’ll be glad it’s there, but do we really have to talk about it now?!
3 wants me to ruminate (stew my Mother would have said) about whether Ralph can possibly be ready to leave on time on our projected departure date or will we end up leaving an entire day late because he can’t find some vital pencil or pen or sketch pad (or worse yet his glasses or his driver’s license-2 things that actually have been misplaced and kept us from leaving on a trip on time.)
I’m doing my part. I got his suitcases out for him. I’ve told him to give me all laundry that he’d like me to wash before we leave (he actually DID this yesterday!!!) I’ve offered to help him find things that are misplaced (like the special TV antennas he bought Specifically for the trip because we don’t have cable at the house in NM yet and we get exactly 3 stations.) “Oh, that’s ok, I’ll find them!” No he won’t because he still has 2 pieces of artwork to finish that he insists on doing before we leave.
Then of course there’s the surprise party we have to go to for which I almost blew the surprise because who would think the honoree’s husband would call and have me on the speaker phone when I ask if it’s a surprise?!? I think it was ok, but some people hold a grudge, so I may be on shaky ground.
On top of all this…when we get to New Mexico there’s a 2 hour time difference…I hope not, but I’m afraid when I get there, I’ll be introducing you to my Newer Best Friend…1AM!!! Well, I can always read! Just have to find a comfortable chair…oh, no…can we fit a Chair in the car!?!?!