Well, the last couple weeks have been kind of tough. As you would expect when you lose your best canine friend and constant companion of the last 14 years.
As you can see from the title, I am still studying German. ("Leben" means "life.") And as you can see from my Instagram, life is going on. Andy and I planted hydrangea, lavender, and dianthus under the apple tree where we buried Lucy. We've been trying to keep busy: working, enjoying our favorite Michigan summer produce (asparagus and strawberries), going to the movies (Frances Ha was really great), reading, planning our trip to Europe later this year...
Life goes on, though it's not the same at all.