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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€

Scary Days โ›ˆ๏ธ

This morning I had breakfast in the library with my ratties ๐Ÿ’• I started my day with some chores and paying a little more debt. Iโ€™ve almost fully paid my husband up for Megaplex expenses, should be done at the start of September. I am pretty okay. The storm is a worry but what can we do, just prepare.

May I offer you a chonk to start your weekend. I love him…

I’m trying to give him a lot of attention now that his brother is gone. The girls arenโ€™t very cuddly with him. So Iโ€™m making sure I fill that emptiness as much as I can.

One more scritch before I get on with the day. Itโ€™ll be alright little guy.

I have to admit Iโ€™m starting to become fond of this hairstyle which I used to really dislike. I never do anything with my hair at all. But Iโ€™m enjoying this. ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™ˆ

Also wearing one of my Littlespace necklaces again after a while. It is one of my favorites. Iโ€™ve used both of them so much the choker is stretched out, I probably ought to replace it soon.

For my afternoon snack I had some banana wafers and dark chocolate and consoled myself with MoonPie’s company.

This hurricane is looking REALLY shitty I guess? Lol. I really donโ€™t want to die/have my pets die/lose all of my possessions. Iโ€™ve been trying to stay calm, but yeah. Itโ€™s looking bad.

Twinkie and Honeydew’s Playtime ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Commission for twinkiefluff!

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

Today Will Pass ๐Ÿ’”

Iโ€™ll be okay, donโ€™t worry. Your comments and messages really lift me up and help a ton. This just seemed appropriate to switch today though. But I will be okay.

Rather ironic that this would arrive today given the circumstances. All the same this is hands down the best mousepad I have ever owned or will ever own.

Big thank you to rattycreations on Instagram. Simply lovely concept, canโ€™t be beat or matched, I adore it.

Little Snacks And Fuzzy Friends ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’•

I love this yogurt so much! It’s one of my favorite “Little” snacks.

Lucky Bars are another. I always have a hard time finding LuckyBars and they are honestly expensive for what they are but they are not too unhealthy and theyโ€™re one of my current favorite Littlespace snacks!

My little lady and I have been spending more time together ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฑ (for those not familiar with Rosie she lost an eye to an infection when she was very small, before we adopted her.)

A buncha huggable pals…

A package came for Christopher and he told me to open it. It was a copy of Collection Of Mana, for me! I was really surprised! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

I canโ€™t wait to play with thisโ€ฆ I love him!

Pediasure Time ๐Ÿผ

Trying to feed Queso his Pediasure can be a hassle. Heโ€™s much more likely to eat in the company of others, butโ€ฆ they donโ€™t make it easy!

Croissant isnโ€™t a very friendly rat, except when the Pediasure syringe is involved. She struggled as a little one so she used to get lots of it. She would eat it until she was in a food coma and covered in the stuff. But here sheโ€™s just trying to steal Quesoโ€™s.

My sweet old manโ€ฆ I know that before the year is out, perhaps very soon, youโ€™ll see me post about his passing. We will miss him a lot. Right now I am just trying to make sure Queso is as happy and comfy as possible.

Most of his days are still good. But the writingโ€™s on the wall on the bad ones.

Look Bijou, it’s you! [Playroom YCH]

Commission for IllusionFox!

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

HenRen & Sarsi [Megaplex 2019 Badges]

Megaplex 2019 badges for Hen-Ren and Sarsi!

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.