||[Jul. 12th, 2012|07:01 pm]
Whoa, I realized that I haven't updated publicly in quite some time. :\ |
Just wanted to drop a line and let y'all know I'm still alive and kicking, sometimes kicking and screaming. Actually, not really, but sometimes I feel like it. ;)
Things have been going alright, if not a bit slow for me. The past few months have been a huge adjustment in my life. After losing Reo, we had such an empty gap in our home, we found a dog through a rescue organization that we wanted to adopt. Her name's Dizzy, and she's a mix between border collie and American Eskimo dog. She's incredibly shy, easily spooked and possibly had been abused in the past, but we don't know for sure. We do know, though, that absolutely everything else about her is perfect. We've been working with her to get her to open up, and every week there's progress. When I look back on where she was when we first brought her home in early May, I can see that she's come pretty far.
Work has been progressing slowly but surely. I have several projects in the works, though they're not being worked on as much as I would like. Thanks to the pregnancy, I find myself with random losses of energy, and there's not much I can do about this. All I can do is try to accomplish things little by little, step by step. It's frustrating to have all this drive and want to do things, and the ability to do them, but the energy is simply not there. So far things have been okay as far as my health is concerned - no major sickness or anything - but part of the fatigue is due to low blood pressure, which causes me to not be able to stand for very long periods of time. Some days, it's too much to stand in one spot to make dinner or wash dishes. I'm having to listen to my body, take breaks when I have to, and learn to adjust to my capabilities. Next week Monday marks three months to go, so the energy is only going to dwindle from here on out.
This is part of the reason why I've been staying off of most social networking sites. I've been writing a few more private entries chronicling my journey for the past six months, but for the most part, I've been avoiding a lot of my usual haunts/forums so I don't become too distracted from my work projects and things that need to be done around our home. If I am slow to reply to e-mails or comments, that's probably why. I'm not avoiding them, but don't be surprised if it takes me a while to get back to them. ;)
Otherwise, things are going well, the summer heat has not been as brutal on the coast as it has been in the midwest. I point and laugh almost daily because my hometown in Michigan is usually anywhere from five to ten degrees hotter than my current location in Florida. And we've been getting our fantastic summertime clouds, if not always the rain that usually goes along with them. (Though we did get rain today! Yay!) I'm looking forward to the days when the temperatures have cooled off a bit more and I can leave the windows open all day again. I miss that. ^_^