Towson - Take good care. You are probably run down from the stress of work and keeping up with the running....
Melw - about your dh. I hope the news is good!
NRR: the weather here is crazy too, although no flooding in these parts (north of here yes, in my state that is). But it has been raining for the better part of two months! This after such a dry summer that many people I know, us included, were starting to think seriously about moving. The drought and heat and lack of sustainability. This is more rain than Ive seen in 9 years of living here. It usually pours torrents and then clears. We have a "monsoon season" every August. So there's that. But this is like Seattle, or San Francisco, where it just rains non-stop and then dumps every couple of hours. I it, and am so grateful! But it is grim - dark, soggy, dark.
Preparations for the tie-dye party are going well. The order from Dharma just arrived last night, and we got squeeze bottles, and a big table for the deck on Thursday. Have you ever been to a restaurant supply store? Me neither. Wow was that strangely fun. That's where we got the squeeze bottles (we wanted wide-mouth of a particular size, which Dharma doesnt carry), but we ended up walking around looking at stuff for half an hour. They had whisks the size of my leg! I have this fantasy about opening a cafe, and especially lately b/c a space near my house just went "for rent" and it would be great for that, so I had fun imagining all the stuff I would buy for the cafe (I've worked in far too many, so am not only a coffee snob, from Berkeley no less, where Peet's originated - and where I worked through college, and from which the owner of Starbucks got his idea - but can tell you that no one knows how to steam milk properly After college I worked for Alice Waters at her cafe, so yeah, I have some ideas ).
In other news, the D of Spring is rearing its oh so ugly head. Ive had several months of consistently average, sometimes good moods, but this past month has been rough, and the past two weeks have been far worse than rough. I am literally writing right now b/c I can. I feel ok enough at this moment and that's all I can foresee. Sad (sadder) part is I feel like Ive tried everything I know to try. I dont know that there's anything to be done but ride this out for several years and the thought sends a jolt of panic and grief through me. I dont want to start the onslaught of trying this and that dose of medication (all Ive ever done is e2 and very small dosages of ssri), b/c that was so not fun in the Spring, but at my worst, the desperation for help is consuming. So here I am again considering
Anyway, quiet here is due to that. I am reading though...