168. Guess Who’s Back… Back Again?

You can all breathe a deep sigh of relief in knowing I am not dead.  I am alive and quite well; I’ve just had some trouble getting back into the swing of blogging.  There’s a variety of excuses reasons I haven’t been around.  I had a friend in town; I was out of town; I’ve been keeping myself super busy; I’m hardly even home; I’ve been trying to actually work at work instead of blogging .  Ultimately, it just comes down to the fact that I just wasn’t feeling it.

So, what have I been up to in the past month?  Here’s the quick and dirty summary.

My friend Emily came in from California to surprise her mom and stayed with me for a couple days before hand.  I hosted a sex toy party, her and I went to my family’s cottage in Michigan for a day, and we met her parents for dinner (where she surprised her mom!) all in three days time.  I absolutely love Emily.  She’s one of about 3 people I met in college with whom I still keep in touch.  (I didn’t make a whole lot of friends in college because I had a very tight-knit group of friends from high school that I am still very tight with currently.)

The following weekend I headed back to Michigan for the 4th of July.  There was lots of tubing, swimming, sunning, wakeboarding, drinking, eating, and quality time with the family and friends.

Maxwell came with on both trips to Michigan.  He seems to really love it up there, but the traveling (it’s a 2.5 hour car ride) seems to really stress him out.  He wasn’t eating on his normal schedule for about 3 days after we got back from the second trip.

I went into deep half marathon denial, and continued to slack on training.  I’m finally starting to dig myself out of that, but I’m thinking at this point, it’s going to be too little too late.  Oh well.  I bought some new running shoes, and last night I bought a Garmin from Andrea over at CeleryInTheCity.  She mentioned on Twitter she was looking to sell hers so I snagged it.  I’m pretty stoked to get it and start using it with my runs!

I’ve spent a lot of quality time with good friends.  We have Sunday night True Blood get-togethers at my friend Jennie’s house since she has HBO.  We eat dinner together and then watch the new episode.  I saw my friend Dan’s band play at the Congress Theater for a local music festival.  I’ve spent a lot of time hanging out with my friend Nik, and making new friends with people he knows.  I’ve wondered how I keep ending up at Tilted Kilt with a group of guys weekly proclaiming “I need to know more girls.”  I’ve had lunch dates, and dinner dates, and drinks with friends.

I’ve worked.  No more or less than usual, but I spend 8.5 hours a day in the office and another 2.5 hours commuting every day so that takes up a fair chunk of my day.

Mostly though, I’ve been working on adjusting to being by myself.  That’s a big part of why I’ve been so busy.  However, after a “break-through” of sorts this weekend, I’m feeling a lot better about it.  I think I’m finally at the point I needed to get through to really move forward.  I don’t want to jinx myself, but I finally feel like I’m moving in the right direction for the first time in a long time.

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