Planning for and celebrating Christmas can take a lot of Time.
Sending out Christmas cards, Shopping, Getting gifts delivered on Time, cleaning the house for visitors, decorating for the season, cooking or setting your schedule for guests, partying or traveling..if that’s your thing…The list seems endless. Some people get stressed, just thinking about it.
Just remember to take care of yourself during this Time, and don’t forget the real reason for the season.
This may have been short, but, adding a quick life, update:
Picked up Puma, yesterday..So to speak, I know it’s her Ashes…The box is still in the bag along with the weird picture frame with footprint, tacky poem, and piece of her fur. I didn’t want a footprint. It’s morbid. I would rather they make those when they are alive.
Anyway, been feeling weird. Having a hard time at the idea of Euthanasia for animals and not for people. Also, not ready to move the box/bag to be packed in a moving box or trunk in the dark. I know she is gone.. and Yes, I do believe Animals have souls and go to Heaven!…but, my mind is just off kilter right now, and I can’t deal.
My remaining cats miss her, as well; especially Monkey, as they were best friends.
Please, keep us in your prayers while we adjust.
And tomorrow is the letter, U. You will have no idea where I will go with that….see what I did there?.. because it is a bit out there… but still related to Christmas
My topic is Christmas since it’s my favorite Holiday. But, first, an update:
Today marks a week since I lost my beautiful Puma due to Liver Failure. She was 16.
She was my beautiful, Bengal. Even though, I have had to do this with now 7 animals, I am having a hard time. Why is it we can let animals go; when it’s illegal for humans? Yes, Puma was suffering a bit, but if you’re elderly relative was suffering, you can’t legally make that decision. And on this depressing note, let’s get on with our topic of Christmas Parties:
Yeah, Super bad segway. Anyway…
I have been to a few Parties at Christmas. The work Parties which usually has dinner, dancing and raffle prizes, the church Parties for children and adults, and and of course the family and friends gatherings which are technically, Parties.
I remember the day after attending a work Party, I was in the elevator with a hangover and some girls were talking, loudly. I was like “Shhh” and they go, “Oh my God, you went to the Party?”. I’m like, “Yes, and now I have a headache.”. Then they go, “Wow, that’s so cool, we thought…”. I go, “What? That I’m a total Prude and never drink?”. and they go, “Well, Yeah.”. That was over 20 years ago, but, still…. I wonder if that is still the attitude of most people when it comes to fitting in…but, I digress. I love to dress up for Parties. I don’t care if everyone else wears jeans. A Party is a celebration.. especially at Christmas. Most Parties are enjoyable, but, rarely without drama.
Please share about a Party you attended. It could be a strange reaction like mine, a drama moment, or just about some of the foods you ate. What do you consider a Party?
Tomorrow is Q, and surprisingly, I think I know where I am going with it. Any guesses?
Mental stress and tiredness can wipe you out, physically. I watched J’s car get driven away and the movers load her stuff and take that away, too. I snuck a Goodbye card in her purse. I will miss her. She accepted me into her family, immediately and she has come through in time of need. She is at C’s tonight and her plane takes off tomorrow at ten.
I have also filled out the form for Carvana and my finance company is faxing them the Payoff Balance. This should take place, soon. Sometimes in life, you need to Sacrifice to get a head. J. had to Sacrifice her beautiful cats because her son-in-law is allergic.
I have no other option of getting a head. I can get another cheap car in the future, but this will help me save for a down payment to move away from here. It will be difficult for a bit, but I believe it will be a blessing in the long run. Although, it will be definitely sad to see my Blessing Beetle go.
In other news, Zorro will be meeting with an interested family soon. They don’t think he will be around much more then another year due to his medical issues.
J. gave me her Washer and Dryer and surprisingly, they will fit! The only issue is what to do with this
A while back when I really wanted to move, I started packing. Although, plans have changed a bit and I may not move for a while, I am not going to unpack..just in case. So, I will need to find some room for those boxes in here
As you can see, that might be a bit difficult.
The box with the bear will go back in the middle room with the washer/dryer. The bear is Susys’ Love Bear and I can’t stand watching her hump it in my bedroom/kitchen area. I told you she wasn’t as innocent as she looks.
Zorro is up for adoption. Finally, the organization has him on the web site. They lied about the circumstances though by saying he was let go due to Covid. I think Covid is getting blamed for everything. Next time I have a Migraine, maybe I should blame Covid. Wait, that wasn’t funny. Headaches are a symptom.
Have you ever used Wish or Tophatter or similar apps to shop? I have noticed Wish has been upping their prices without warning. And, their Return Policy sucks, too. Two things I received were not what I ordered and C. is out like $50. for something she ordered that never arrived.
I really need to stick to more US based companies.
Yesterday, I bought a new pillow. I believe some of my headaches may be coming due to neck issues while sleeping. Walmart had a Memory Foam for less then $10.00. Couldn’t use it last night though, because of the chemical smell. I pray that goes away by tonight.
I’ve also discovered an App called Cureable. They have a Free Trial before charging $12. a month. I guess it takes Migraines and chronic pain issues and teaches you a bit about hows and whys of the brain and pain connection, as well as, exercises and meditation, etc..to monitor it. I am considering the Free Trial to see if it helps, at all. The App even said some medical insurance will cover it. We shall see.
J. gave me the name of the rescue group that took Zorro; and, while I hate to say this..I really think he was put to sleep. He is not listed on their website or Petfinder, even with another name. I checked all day, yesterday. I know I shouldn’t do that, but, I had mu suspicions and hoped he was safe. If he is gone, he is safe now. In his Father’s Arms across The Rainbow Bridge because I believe God takes his animals back.
It’s another gloomy day here in Vegas, and I need to study Daniel so I am able to lead, tomorrow.
I am an animal person! I can’t help it. I like animals better then people, so, when animals are uncared for, abused and/
or abandoned; it bothers me.
J. called, this morning, about taking Zorro..her dog…to the shelter. She claimed she had been told she didn’t need an appointment. Turns out, she does need an appointment and they are booked for the next two weeks. So, that trip did nothing but stress out me, Zorro and J. as well. To be honest, J. lies and makes things up. C. and I don’t believe anyone told her she didn’t need an appointment. What with COVID, appointments are needed for everything, now.
Anyway, the girl at the shelter gave J. a list of places to call; and I was just informed by C. that someone is coming to pick up the dog..like they did the cats. So, that’s good news, and will be one less stressor.
Only a few more weeks, until J. is gone to Idaho…which will be a relief for both C. and myself. In the meantime, prayers for patience, please.
No, I don’t know anyone named Will (or William) so I don’t know if he’s good. Actually, I had a boss named William who went by Bill and he was one of the best bosses I ever had, but he is deceased now.. Anyway:…
I went to the Goodwill today and donated the bags from J’s sale as well as, one of my own. Then, I bought some books. It’s much better and cheaper to buy books from The Dollar Tree or 99 Cents Store. $1.99 for a paper back is a bit ridiculous.
Then, I visited J. and dropped off an empty box, as well as, looked up the number for The Humane Society aka Animal Shelter so she can surrender her dog. I think they do have some older dogs with medical issues waiting for adoption, but, most were found as strays so..realistically, I don’t hold much hope. It’s a sad situation. Here’s the dog:
So, I guess to summarize today, I went to the Goodwill, and then did Good Will.
When your on Disability and get paid only once a month, the day it hits your bank means a lot. Since the rent was covered with the last Stimulus; it was nice to pay off almost all debts and get down to just the car payment. I say “almost” because I forgot a small bill.
I am stocked on food and I took out some money for the laundromat and to wash my car, so I am pretty well set, this month. Plus, I was even able to get a set of Vegetable Shaped Catnip toys. The cats favorite toy looks like Kale and reads ‘Kale Yeah’. They fight over it; the set has Carrot, Corn, Zucchini and Banana..to name a few. I am going to throw away a few of their old toys, once the new set arrives.
I still hope and pray we get another Stimulus Check so I can actually pay a head on the car and maybe put something away in Savings. I would also like to get some Migraine Patches to try, but have to wait on that.
This month has been the worst for Migraines and I don’t know why. Maybe stress over Jeans animals? I know they are not my responsibility, but my heart breaks that she gave them away and even more for that dog, as I really doubt they will adopt him out.
Prayers Please that I can give that situation to God.