In a dream this morning, I brought all of my friends to an event that was part professional seminar, part college reunion. As I looked at them, sitting on a bench along a wall or standing nearby, I realized that I had brought them all so they could meet Michelle. I stood, chatting with them until I heard my name called, and turned to see M coming towards me. She smiled. We hugged. I picked her up and twirled her around.
After I put her down, I brought her over to where everyone was sitting and introduced them one by one, though from time to time I would come to someone and say "... and of course you remember Jim..." She was gracious and polite, and as soon as the meet and greet was ended, she smiled and excused herself. It left me feeling a lot like the way I had on graduation day, and seemed about par for the course.
In other news, my kitchen and bathroom are clean (even got a new seat for the loo with chrome fittings). There's still work to be done, but everything has a beginning.