Aug. 4th, 2013 01:27 am
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I've had some rough days of late, and the last week was particularly nasty; probably the worst I've had since having suicide ideation over a year ago.

I submitted my essay to the ABC-CLIO editor for inclusion in a perspectives chapter of a book about LGBT issues. The feedback was wonderful.

I had a rough couple of weeks. Depression simply kicked my ass, probably not helped by me having briefly run out of my SSRI.

Friday saw things begin to get better, and date night was lovely. I did have a new experience at work midday: a technical meeting in which were 10 women and 1 man. I've never been in one where there were more women than men before. There was a late afternoon work do at a sports pub near work to celebrate my former manager's new job (still with the company but a different division.) At one point, observing that the coworkers seated across from me were named Bill and Ted, I remarked, "Excellent!"

We went to a GastroPub in Durham named G2B for date night. It honestly wasn't bad, but it's not going to be my favorite place. It's tapas style and their thing is meats and beers. I'm not a beer drinker, though their cocktails are okay. We did their large plate selections, both of us picking the dry-rubbed hickory smoked hangar steak, which was very good. I found the establishment by looking up who had listings in Open Table. We like exploring our adopted hometown (it's more home to both of us then where we grew-up) and some of the incredible offerings it now has.

Saturday, Angela had to work so I was off with 10 other women for a morning of kayaking or canoeing and swimming on the Eno River followed by a potluck lunch. I think I now feel the best I have since mid-May.

Date: 2013-08-06 07:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seventhbard
Stress and depression suck rocks. I'm so glad you're doing a bit better. Date night sounds fun! You're in my rainbow thoughts as always.

Date: 2013-08-04 07:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bear-foot.livejournal.com
*Hugs* sounds like fun, the canoeing/swimming.. have nice sudnay (who needs sleep?)

Date: 2013-08-04 09:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmcmck.livejournal.com
Sorry things have been hard.


Ever been to the original Durham over here? Gorgeous city.

I have ancestry in that part of the country and get accused of speaking with a northwestern accent whenever we visit! :o)

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