Difficult Child has been at his grocery store job a whole year. Some of you might remember all the angst when he got the job, then got fired for being late, then asked for his job back, and the manager let him come back, and all the drama about how he was working in the deli and struggling because he has poor visual discrimination skills, etc. ( he no longer works in the deli). He finds it very monotonous but seems to like interacting with the customers, which is just occasionally in the department where he works. He goes to meetings frequently at the hospital across the street. He still struggles with lack of motivation and doesn't know what to do with his free time. It's really strange. He made one friend up there, gets lonely, I think. He was started on a new medication called Brintellix and the depression is starting to lift a little. He saw the doctor today and he increased it, so we'll see. (He finds side effects with almost everything he takes. If there's a side effect, he'll have it. None so far with the Brintellix). He still has meltdowns (borderline traits) but these seem to be less frequent. He says he has stopped, for now, the supplements that he was taking. He sees his case manager once a week and made appointment for new therapist. He's seeing an employment counselor. He came to the south side for a friend's birthday party. It was in a bar. He did not drink. (We really believe this.) He gets along so much better with his father. They've gone out to eat and a movie a couple of times, just the two of them. (Dad was the heavy when he was living here). I called Walgreens. No further charges on the express pay card except for the medications. I gave him a gift today and told him he deserved it. He's got lots of problems, but things are looking up a little bit. There, I've jinxed myself.