Oh hi. Hey. What’s up?
I didn’t mean to disappear for 2+ months, but, ya know, oops?
Let’s catch up:
New job is good. Commute is short, coworkers are awesome, the work is right up my alley, and I’m learning a lot about a new industry, which is always fun. And yay to employment! It’s taken a while for the family to get back in the swing of having me work full time, but we’re getting in a rhythm, and it’s nice to be less stressed than I was for basically all of last year. I’ve been sick for the past few weeks (stupid immune system is just GARBAGE), but even with that, I’m happier than I’ve been in a while. I’m glad to be in a better place than I was, that’s for damn sure.
J started 2nd grade, and he’s doing great so far (unsurprisingly, said his doting mother). He loves math and reading and science, and tetherball and Pokemon and snacks. He’s in his, what, 4th year of karate, and started rec soccer this year, which he says “changed his life” (we maaaay think he needs to investigate performance of some kind, as he tends towards the overly dramatic at times), but we’re glad he’s having fun and working hard. He continues to be kind (“mommy, I’m going to take some of my Pokemon cards to [new kid he met] because he doesn’t have any. We’re not friends yet, but I thought he would like some.”), which always makes me happy, which is a good balance to all the attitude he throws out lately (“ugh, mommy, I SAID the OTHER one.”), which isn’t my favorite. But we’re getting to test our parenting muscles, I guess?
N.C. has been working like a mad man. I can’t possibly convey everything he’s been up to, but some of the highlights have been being a featured live painter at a major music festival, some massive commissions, conventions, and of course all his usual fantastic work. He boggles my mind on the regular, and I’m so glad to see his career growing. He deserves every bit of recognition he gets, and then some. But I will be glad when this upcoming convention is over, because it means things will slow down a SMIDGE for him, and that’s always good for everyone.
Sasha is still allergic to the world, and most food, poor pup. She’s just itchy allllll the time, but luckily she’s a good sport about it.
Bailey is finally starting to show his age, and it looks like he has some level of renal disease/failure happening. I’m hoping that we’ve got him in a maintenance mode where he’s comfortable and not in pain and that he’ll continue to be my asshole cat for years to come.
Beyond that, we’re all mostly just head down, getting through the day to day, trying to survive the horrors of the election cycle, and catching up on the stuff that languished in the last year.
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