Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Top Ten Indicators that You are in the Thick of Transition

10. When you wake up in the middle of the night and you have to go to the bathroom, it takes you a full minute to figure out where you are and where the bathroom is.

9. You haven't purchased real food at a grocery store in more than three weeks.

8. When you go to send a note in the mail, you have absolutely NO idea what to put as a "return address."

7. Any and every item is evaluated based on its portability.

6. Every day that you can do laundry is a "special" day. Clean clothes are worth more than their weight in gold.

5. You have plans to be in 16 different cities, 4 different states, and 5 different countries by the end of the month.

4. You spend more time reading maps than novels.

3. You eat each bowl of Lucky Charms as if it were your last, and wonder how long it will be before you taste Lucky Charms again. You actually conduct on-line research to assess the availability of Lucky Charms in European countries. You learn that "Lucky Charms" is the name of a popular crib mobile for nurseries in France.

2. You know how to ship a cat internationally.

1. Tallying "lasts" is a daily event. Anticipating "firsts" is also a daily event. Grief and joy mingle...and both are somehow comforting.

1 comment:

  1. Ah..I understand this all too well. Hang in there:)