Things are slowly coming together. They still aren't the best, but the chaos of earlier weeks is starting to settle down. I couldn't afford professional piano movers, but my brother-in-law is willing to help, so I have that. My birthday was earlier this week, and that was nice: my boyfriend had a hardbound book made of the written roleplays we've done for his D&D campaign (labelled volume one, as it's not even all
of our stories and it's already more than 650 pages long), for which his sister did a fantastic cover illustration. It has to be my favorite gift. He also got me a cute pair of socks, but that book was such a thoughtful, unique gift. My mom and my stepdad got me a Visa gift card and a bouquet of flowers. I haven't seen my
dad in years, and I got to talk to him for over an hour on my birthday. All around, things were pretty good.
I'm feeling my creativity come back (as shown by the map
I recently uploaded), and less panicked. I just hope that things eventually start to get easier.