Sad, Stressed, but I’m Trying My Best โœŒ

Good morning, everyone โ˜€๏ธ Not feeling so good today. My period/PMS are wrecking me, the hurricane is now cat 5 and seems to be turning our way again. Who the heck knows. Cat 5 hurricanes level neighborhoods, leave them like a war zone. I guess if that happens I really enjoyed not being poor the last 6 years. It was really nice. Iโ€™m grateful. Hopefully it spares us.

Iโ€™m trying not to let my thoughts get too dark, but hormones make it hard. Iโ€™m in the library/rat room and decided to have mate today. Itโ€™s been an awfully long time since I made mate just for me (well, and MoonPie.) Usually my mom brews it when she comes over. But I really need to get in the habit.

Ever since I moved the rat cage to the library Iโ€™ve been spending time with the rats every morning. Dorito is more cheerful today:

Iโ€™m a little worried about a scab under Croissantโ€™s earโ€ฆ there seems to be no lump, just minor scabbing but it wonโ€™t go away. I may have to text my vet a photo if it doesnโ€™t go away. I really hope she doesnโ€™t get a ZGT (if you donโ€™t know what that is, google it โ€”or donโ€™t. Itโ€™s bad. Basically if she gets it Iโ€™ll have to have her put down pretty soon, because itโ€™s an awful way to go.) I just donโ€™t want to lose another rat so quickly, even though unlike Dorito here, Croissant is really unfriendly most of the time. But I still love her a lot.

I suppose time will tell. Iโ€™m glad Dorito seems a bit less lethargic. He doesnโ€™t move a lot anyway, after all he is the same age Queso was, and has the same genes. His back legs drag. But he just seems happier today, and Iโ€™m glad for that.

Anyway, I still want to be cheerful today. Hurricane or not!

Iโ€™m going to do my best! ๐Ÿงธ ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ€