I just edited my blog profile so it no longer reads, "Former D.C.ite recently returned to the West."
I figure after 7 1/2 months I can no longer say my return is "recent." (I wonder if it's a coincidence that I am realizing this after also living in D.C. seven years...)
I can not believe it has been that long. Given how much I've done, and how many places I've "lived" since leaving I feel that it should seem like ages since I've left. It doesn't.
But when you really think about 7 1/2 months, that's a long time! And "a long time" is hardly the definition of recent.
So, here I am.