Thursday, July 30, 2009

Settling In

I hadn't realized it had been a month and a half since I posted anything. Output of any kind longer than the 140 characters of a Twitter post has been almost non-existent these past few weeks.

It feels like reverse culture shock. When coming back from living in other countries it's taken me six months to settle in to New Orleans again and become a productive, social being. I think this time around it is going to be a six to eight week process.

I've been spending a lot of time outside working on the landscaping at my parents' house and helping get the garage finished so the storage pod on the front lawn can finally disappear.

Things are good. Mellow. Taking a break from everything after two and a half years of non-stop go.

I'm job hunting, waiting to hear about a couple of applications submitted last week. Watching Mississippi kites fly from tree to tree. Helping our elderly dog get outside as often as she wants. Trying to get excess belongings packed up and put away until I get a place of my own.