Tuesday, April 05, 2005

"But it looked unlike a dream..."

I open to the ESPN website where I see the score of the game.

Every 30 seconds it is updated

But in a game that moves so quickly, 30 second updates are not enough to keep track of the real action.

Instead every time a new score pops up I’m left scrambling, trying to figure out what happened to get them there

And I’m consumed by an uneasy feeling in those last 5 seconds before the updated score pops up.

I have no way of knowing how things are going. Will it be good news, will it be bad? Either way, I’ll receive it after everyone else already knows, and I’ll have no real course of action once I do find out the score.

Today I feel overwhelmed.

News comes in spurts, which lends itself to a surreal perception of home.

Headlines from the week’s events

It can’t be any other way, I recognize this, but it doesn’t make it any less jarring on the soul.

I had a dream last night that Krissy and Pat had a boy and they named him Joseph. I wasn’t there for it.


I’m afraid to hit the refresh key.

6 Comments:

At 5:53 AM, Blogger Amy Boyd said...

That must be a weird feeling, but you'll be home before you know it. You'll jump right back into things. Remember what I told you about being the youngest... I always delayed things because I felt like I'd miss something.. example Tracey was having Zac, then Tay... finally I realized things will always be happening with someone I need things to happen for me. And they did, the best part, I met your brother!! ps... Mary Boyd's predicting?? we went to see Grandma Boyd yesterday. She told me I was having a boy.

 
At 6:46 AM, Anonymous Jay said...

We were thinking about you this weekend!! Tim and Dave came over on Saturday and so did my other cousin Bee and one of her college friends. We were sitting around having some cocktails when Bee's friend called her "Liz." i was confused and didn't know who she was talking about at first. Then i said to Bee, "when did you start going by Liz?" She said when she started college, she didn't tell people to call her Bee anymore. Tim immediately said, "Like Mary Kay!!" So we thought about when it was that people stopped calling him Timmy. We decided it was a maturity thing - lose the nickname from your childhood at some point to feel more mature... Which made us wonder... When will i stop being "Jay?" Guess i'm never growing up (and i won't let you, either - Mary Kay!!).
Love you, Love,
Jay

 
At 7:19 AM, Blogger KrissySullivan said...

No worries.I told you baby sully and I have an agreement...no coming out until aunt chick gets home. And let me tell you me and baby sully have gotten pretty tight over these last 20 weeks, so you have nothing to worry about. I feel the same on this end...I hate just hearing highlights. But once your home,a few hundred overnights should get me all caught up. We have all the time in the world for the details.I love you and miss you more than you could ever possibly imagine.
Krissy

 
At 11:21 AM, Blogger Liz said...

Hey Mary! I am sorry that I have been so out of touch lately...I'll be better, I promise. I just had to tell you that I was at work today and a student came in that looked just like Jeff! I am not kidding. He had black hair, but otherwise it could have been Jeff's twin brother. I had to do a double-take as I almost fell out of my chair. Imagine my disappointment when it was just some random student named Nick.

 
At 11:25 AM, Blogger Liz said...

Hey Mary! I am sorry that I have been so out of touch lately...I'll be better, I promise. I just had to tell you that I was at work today and a student came in that looked just like Jeff! I am not kidding. He had black hair, but otherwise it could have been Jeff's twin brother. I had to do a double-take as I almost fell out of my chair. Imagine my disappointment when it was just some random student named Nick. I love ya and I miss ya! See you on IM!

 
At 4:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mary! Jay passed your link on to me after saying she was addicted, so keep filling her need. I'll never be able to catch up with all the past posts, but it sounds like you're having a great time over there. Hope you continue to have a good experience and stay safe.

Derek

 

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