My last Jupiter outings have been outstanding, particularly my last outing with the 9" refractor. I plan to catch it as much as I can. I love seeing a transit or when a moon pops out from around Jove. I did get some 20x60 binoculars on a manfrotto 410 geared head to use for grab and go until my 100mm (or 127mm) refractor gets made.
I have spent time with the big dipper and learning their names but the majority of constellations not really...always something new to learn for me in astronomy which is part of the draw in for me.
I have not even finished the Messiers. Seen many of them multiple times but timing has been off and observing sessions shorter than others for various reasons.
I have all of these wonderful lists from Sue French on SS6 that I havent explored. I just need some good sessions to really start diving in.
No- I still am building it.I have a steel pier on order from skyshed. Hope to have it in place in the ground by end of summer or beginning of spring next year.
This does not sound like waning interest....this sounds more like you are letting work and other stressors eat into "My time". We all need some "My time" and must be careful to not let things eat into it because it's already a small serving and stressors expect a buffet. In the end, nobody benefits if you aren't at your best, and that means having "My time". Been there....reclaim your "My time".