Up in the air

Today we took advantage of the nice weather and went into DC. While the cherry blossoms aren’t at peak bloom yet thanks to cold weather (it snowed less than two weeks ago!), they were still pretty impressive. We also managed to time our visit to coincide with the Blossom Kite Festival. Despite my husband’s claim that kite enthusiasts are “nerds” (ahem), I think we both had a good time.

I took a ton of pictures:

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City life

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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Drowning

My anxiety has been better these last few days, and my depression has been worse.  I think the decreased anxiety can be linked to the fact that I’ve been off work since Friday afternoon (not being on the front lines anymore definitely has its perks) and don’t go back until Wednesday.  I worked for my in-laws the last two Saturdays, which has been nice because I feel like a) I can be helpful because I understand how pretty much everything in the office works and b) between my anxiety being more under control and the fact that it’s usually a much lower-pressure situation than retail, it’s actually a lot of fun most of the time.  Also OMG CUTE PUPPIES AND KITTENS.

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The best of times

Anxiety-ridden past me would be freaking out right now.  Everything is going so well that, back before I started treatment for my anxiety disorder, I would have been in a constant panic, waiting for everything to turn upside down.

I won’t deny that I still worry a little, but I’m really enjoying life right now for a lot of reasons.

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