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.
The last few days of my life have been like grad school all over again, minus writing my thesis. Why? No sleep, all coffee. Only now I have a husband who keeps me sane and a cat who keeps me laughing.
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.