October 28th, 1990
At home, England
So happy I finally got to talk to David tonight.
“How’s your new place?”
“It’s awesome, I love it.”
And you’ll love it too, Karen! Say it! Say it!
“I can’t wait to see it!”
“Yeah,” he drawled, sounding less than enthusiastic.
“You still want me to come, don’t you?”
“My mum’s been telling me about the Thanksgiving she spent in New York when she worked as a nanny. She said it was a bit like Christmas without the presents.”
The way he laughed made me want to crawl through the phone. “Well,” I continued, “I’m really looking forward to it all.”
His lack of enthusiasm was starting to make me feel uneasy but I reminded myself how emotional I can be when I’m severely jetlagged.
“Sorry about the messages I left at your office,” I blurted.
“I left you a couple of messages before I left on my trip, did you not get them?”
“Oh yeah, I did, yeah.”
“You sound very distracted.”
Say you’re exhausted from missing me so much!
“Work’s been crazy, you know, the usual, long days at the office.”
No, actually I don’t. Once I step off the aircraft my job is done!
“That’s too bad, hopefully it’ll calm down soon.”
“I hope so,” he groaned. “I need some downtime.”
“At least you have a view of the ocean to help you relax.”
“Yeah, it’s pretty awesome.”
Just like your lovely girlfriend!
“I can’t wait to see it for real and enjoy it with you.”
Tell me you can’t wait either and that I should just get on a plane and fly out now!
“Everybody’s excited to meet you.”
That’s more like it!
“Really?” I asked.
More! More! More!
“My mom asked what type of tea you drink. In fact, she’s been asking lots of questions.”
“That’s so sweet,” I said, my little heart fluttering. “My mum’s been asking lots of questions too but as you know, that’s not unusual!”
His lovely laugh again followed by a sigh.
“What?” I asked.
There was a slight pause before he uttered, “I just miss you.”
Roll on November!