That sounds really frustrating and stressful, agreenbough.
I have been super busy lately. Too busy. DD's extroversion is back now that she's no longer depressed (which is good but is something I have to strive for balance with). So we have been very active and getting out and seeing people a lot. (I would like more drop off play dates!) Strangely enough, I went to a party last Friday, just me, because we had no sitter. I almost didn't go but DH convinced to go for a bit at least. I mostly went for networking. Sounds weird, but I think that's how extroverts kind of work it, so I went mostly to be "seen." I ended up staying a long time and had an OK time. I chatted with one person and watched some other belly dancers. I did not mingle though. Just said hi to the familiar people and ended up chatting with a couple new people I met who were at the same table. The dance community here is very friendly and accepting so it was easier than most parties/social things I have been to in the past.
It seems like I have been driving all over and seeing all kinds of people lately between stuff for DD's homeschooling and my belly dance stuff. This week, I had no break at all because it was parent day at wilderness class. I went hiking with the kids and didn't have to talk to people too much. But I have had so little down time, I am wondering if that's part of why I feel slightly on the edge of a minor depression. There's been a lot going on for me internally but I haven't had much time to process it.
Tomorrow night we are going to a family game night / Chinese New Year gathering with a group of friends. Most of our activities are for DD. The people are pretty cool so it should be OK. But I am planning on just checking out over the weekend. My goal is to make it through Friday and then just lay low, possibly through Monday.