High hopes

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New antidepressant, new routines.  There are a lot of things I’m trying to change right now, and I just have to be patient enough to see this through. (And if you know me well, you know I am not a terribly patient person.)

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Fighting tooth and nail

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I haven’t had the time or energy to even think about blogging lately.  Life has been a blur of work to home to work to home to work, and most of the time I’ve been home has been spent sleeping or otherwise being sluggish.

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I haven’t gone anywhere (yet)

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I haven’t written in over two months. My bad.

In my defense, things have been simultaneously stressful and boring.  I have no idea how that works, but that’s what’s been going on.  Things have been really trying and difficult, but at the same time, there’s been nothing new to report.

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Status: slowly but steadily improving

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I haven’t blogged lately, or even really thought about blogging much–exhausted, apathetic, busy, stressed, depressed, out of words.  There are dozens of words and phrases that could describe my life and my state of mind lately, and most of them are not good.

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2016, a postscript

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2016, for me, was in many ways both the best and worst year of my life so far.  The highs were incredible; the lows, excruciating.  I’m trying to approach 2017 as a totally fresh start despite the fact that it’s not.  Every day, week, month, and year is a continuation of the last one–and I know just enough to understand that the trials of the recent past can help me create a better future.

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Still here, just busy

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I’ve had a lot of blog hits in the last few days from various places I’ve called home, so I want to stress that I’m still alive, for starters.  Things have just been moving at an insanely fast pace recently and I haven’t had time to do much of anything, let alone blog.

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Up, up, and away

These last few weeks have been crazy busy here at Haus Michelbacher.  We’ve both been working a ton, but have had a little time here and there to go do a few things in town–I joined our local community band, and he might start going to the Ultimate Frisbee club this evening.  There’s basically a club/organized group for any hobby you can think of in this area, which is a wonderful change from where we were living in Georgia.

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City life

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We’ve been here in metro DC for a little over a week, and we’re all settling in pretty nicely.  Yes, all, including Lissy Lou!  The first few days in our new place were awful–she cried a lot and neither of us humans got much sleep.  However, since she got used to this apartment being her new home, she’s acted like she likes it even more than our old place.  She actually gets up on the couch and the bed, which was rare before, and after looking suspiciously at her new cat tree for a couple of days, now she spends most of her time on it.

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