Looks like I haven't blogged since January, so a quick update is in order. Since that time, my grandfather, my last living grandparent, made it to his 90th birthday, then died within a week. I briefly worked a temp job that miraculously paid almost as much as what I had been making at my previous job. After six full-time days, they cut all the new temps down to part-time, which was great, and told us that they would be "right-sizing" in a couple of months. I wasn't digging the work and was hoping I'd get laid off again. What a difference from two years ago when I went into a fetal position after being cut loose. They did lay me off but offered me another position, at a lower salary, which I declined. My mother has continued to see some joker who asked her to marry him, then broke up with her via text message a couple of days later while she was mulling it over. After a long while, he started emailing and texting her as if nothing had happened. He has a problem with gay people and routinely uses words like "fag" and "dyke," which my mother repeats to me, not aware that straight people really shouldn't use those words to gay people. I've maintained a daily yoga practice, am meditating with regularity, journaling, doing self-Reiki and getting it done to me, and generally trying like hell to make some positive changes in myself. I'm also more and more grateful to the wonderful perfect woman with whom I make my home. She's given me 12 easy years full of love, laughter, romance, excellent conversation, wise counsel, support of every kind, and oodles of happiness. I'm kooky for her. And that's what's been happening, in a nutshell.