The weather has been cooler and rainy. That helps.
We went to Berlin and the trip verified I am actually learning German. That helps too.
We have a fabulous vacation planned for later this summer, plus my closest friend since junior high is arriving for a too brief visit in a couple of weeks and some other friends are visiting in August. That helps a lot.
All the comments of support also helped. Really do appreciate it.
Feeling more positive. Let's give this another whirl...