August, and most of July, were pretty awful. I won’t go into detail here, but a few big bombs dropped, followed by some personal and family illnesses. It wasn’t good. It still isn’t good, but it’s getting better. Or maybe I’m getting used to it. It’s hard to say. There are still things changing around here, but I feel less like the world is coming to an end.
Anyhow, with all the stress & bullshit, I’d pretty much abandoned my hobbies. It’s pretty lame, but I tend to do that, when I should be doing the complete opposite. I hardly knit anything, I ignored the blog, I stopped listening to and playing music, and I ignored a lot of my friends online and off. It wasn’t so much that I didn’t want to do these things. It was more of a lack of energy, and a general feeling of pointlessness. I’m going to make more of an effort to keep these things going when I feel awful, so I have something to fall back on. Or at least something to distract myself with. We’ll see how that goes.
We just came back from a visit to my parents’ house, and it was pretty nice. I love seeing them. I love seeing the dogs. I love seeing how things have changed or stayed the same. The weather was weird – super hot, stormy, and then super cold – but it was OK. The weather didn’t really interfere with anything we wanted to do.
I’ll leave it at that for now. I tend to see September as a fresh start, don’t you? Maybe it’s left-over from years of starting school in September, or the changing of the seasons or something. I don’t know. It just feels a bit different writing “September” in the date. It’s a nice feeling though, and I’m going to take advantage of it.