Much has happened since last I visited.
I’ve lost nearly 50 pounds.
I’ve become a grandmother to baby Zoe.
She was born on the day of the summer solstice, June 21, weighing 9 pounds and 2 ounces with a full head of dark hair that is tipped in gold. Her mother labored hard for 30 hours and was finally wheeled in for a Cesarean as Baby Zoe was found to be sunny side up.
Mamacita was so brave.
She makes sweet little puppy noises.
I have fervently been seeking gainful employment and only within the last two or three weeks has my resume received attention from potential employers.
I have taken a part-time job at a movie theatre. Orientation begins tomorrow evening. The smell of popcorn will kill me. The free movies will amuse me.
A fog of depression has settled over me. Good thing I’m medicated for that, huh?
And I fell into TV binge watching, lying on the sofa with poor little Peanut snuggled up to me and Molly and Bun rotating at my feet.
I’ve collected patterns and boxes of things to do and they sit and wait for that spark of desire to do.
And rain falls and sun shines and the work of our lives continues to favor of the rich.
And five old white men have set women’s rights back decades.
And one elderly, smart lady named Ginsberg got it right in her dissent.
And the vibrant black man who is the president is being suffocated by a congress of idiots who call themselves tea party-ers and Republicans.
So, in reality, some things haven’t changed much at all.