Monday, August 24, 2009

Catch Up (plus burger, mustard, and fries)

Hello friends,

and thanks for being there. I've taken most of the summer off from thinking OR writing about my health, at least here. I haven't been absent, just visiting another planet. After some initial resistance to the Facebook phenomena I dove in, friending like a maniac. I even started a farm, joined the mafia, and toyed with being a pirate. So far I've been able to resist vampire wars - too much blood, sorry. But never say never.

Now I return to the blog. I'm hoping that it'll get me back into a writer-friendly, reader-challenging frame of mind.

Here's a quick update of what I've been up to since June, and my move:

I did a lot of purging of old stuff, got rid of junk in the attic, and felt relieved to have it done. Got settled into my new place. Had a nice long visit and then a yard sale with Kim - then said goodbye as she headed east for her new life.
I spent a lot of time finding the right roommate, but finally did - and she moves in soon. In the meantime I've enjoyed the freedom of living alone, answering to no one, and being a slob. Last month there was a super-awesome visit with Zoe, including a couple of great shows. Of course I was sad when she left, but we'll see each other again soon.

I've had a million and five ideas for what to do next - with my life, with work, with anything and everything. Occasionally I get anxious. But so far I've been guided to the next thing, and the next. So I continue to have faith that it's all going to be just fine.

And my health is good. Yes, there are still medication changes and it's annoying. It affects my sleep and my energy and sometimes my mood. So I do have the occasional sad day, or bad day. But when I remember where I was a year ago... my gratitude returns. I'm alive and kicking, yee-haw!

Now I'm off to have a cheese-burger with fries and a chocolate malt.