Yes, I’m talking to you… WAIT!
We all have to do it several times every day, be it for the barista to make our morning coffee, for the traffic lights to turn green, for the young female teller at the bank to actually serve someone or, for the woman who lives in my neighbourhood trying to parallel park her massive European 4WD with a series of 18 point turns. *facepalm* Seriously. I’m dying to tell her to get out and let ME park it for her.
Some people are better at waiting than others. Are they just used to it? Is it a temperament thing? And are women better at waiting than men? Not sure about that one. I’m usually pretty easy-going with the whole waiting thing but this week has been filled to the brim with waiting, testing even my (normally) cool head.
Waiting for my internet to connect/speed up/just-bloody-go-goddammit!, waiting for the boys to do whatever-the-hell-it-is-that-I’ve-asked-them-to-do, waiting for that particular person to transfer that payment as promised… or waiting for our accountant to get back to us and break it (hopefully, very gently) to The Provider and I exactly how much we have to pay Kev and the Tax Office this year. *resigned sigh* .
This, naturally, will lead to the next thing – waiting for The Provider to start the inevitable stressing out over the news… WHATEVER it is. *rolls eyes* Give me strength. My half-hearted (and clearly unwise, lol) attempt to lighten the mood with a quip that ‘it was only money and we should keep things in perspective… others are worse off than we are, you know’ was NOT received very well. *coughs*
But, there is one good thing (thank God!) that will be definitely worth waiting for and that is the news that my newest niece/nephew has arrived into the world! *bounces* My brother, JT, and his Gorgeous Girl are going to be first-time parents ANY DAY now. This momentous occasion has been a loooong time in coming so as you can imagine, excitement levels are almost to the point of global warming. Booties and matinee jackets are being knitted… clothing in gender non-specific lemon, soft green and white are being amassed… toys and baby paraphenalia are being stock-piled…. whilst we’re all desperately trying not to phone/email/text them with the sixty-four-thousand dollar question: ‘Is the baby here yet?’ LOL.
As it always does, time will tell. And so the wait continues. :o)