Long time no see! Clearly my "I'm back" of a month ago was premature. It hasn't been a bad autumn at all, just one that has taken all my energy and left me little left over to do anything fun, such as blogging.
But the good news is that D. got a positive update from the surgeon on Wednesday and is doing well. She started PT this week; taking her to appointments is going to be yet another thing for me to do twice a week, but my experience this summer was that I actually got work/studying done during her appointments, so I think it will be fine. She'll eventually be able to drive herself to appointments, but only once she can go down the front stairs unassisted.
In the meantime, here has been one really good outcome of her surgery: It has led to a restructuring of my personal priorities such that school has receded in importance in my life. I'm not sure how long that will last, but it has felt good to have other things on my mind besides school! This has also meant that I care way less about the inevitable little dramas at school, which has been nice.
My classes are humming along now, which feels great, although I'm completely wiped out on Tuesday and Thursday nights, since I have five classes in a row those days (four in a row on Tuesday mornings, which is pretty brutal).
I'm in a Hebrew study group that's meeting every other Monday night; I think we've dwindled to three die-hards, which is way better than when I was trying to be a cheerleader for folks who weren't into it. But I'm still not in the habit that I should be, of doing 10-15 minutes of study every day. See above re: not much energy.
I'm also only exercising on the weekends, which isn't good. Again, see above re: not much energy, although I know full well that exercising regularly would help my energy levels.
I honestly think that some of my low energy is about this damned election, and I'm hoping that we'll all be more cheerful when we (hopefully) don't have to think about Donald Trump any more.
So that's life at the moment. I've got several things I want to blog about, but first I needed to break through my own blog silence!