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.
My grandmother passed away in the wee hours of Saturday morning, surrounded by her four children and her husband of nearly 41 years. I was in her bedroom, just the next room over from the living room where we and a hospice nurse had been tending to her since her release from the hospital just a couple of days earlier.
Uhhhh, so I’ve gotten pretty far behind blogging these. A lot has been going on–I’ve been sick, working, traveling, catching up with friends, and in general just trying to keep my head up and my feet going forward. Nothing too bad, just busy and stressed. So, basically, business as usual.
The last 20 hours or so have been kind of wild around the Michelbacher household. There are now three of us in this one-bedroom apartment. The new arrival is female, weighs a little under eight pounds, and is covered in black and white fur. Yes–we’ve got a cat here now. Her name is Felicity.
Yesterday was my last day of work before the wedding. The last couple of days at work were incredible–so many congratulations, hugs, and high-fives from my coworkers. My coworkers on the replenishment team got together and gave us a beautiful frame to use for one of our wedding pictures. I am so lucky to be able to work with such a wonderful group of people. Sometimes the job is stressful, but I have no complaints about my rockstar coworkers.
My anxiety is still out of control. I’m having tremendous difficulty managing to do normal-people things. Today we had a technician installing cable and one of the apartment complex maintenance guys working on a couple of things in our bathroom at the exact same time. I was already all peopled out from being at work, so I hid in our walk-in closet with a Starbucks cup full of iced coffee and my phone for an hour or so. I’m not even kidding. It felt like the safest and most secure place to be.