We are taking care of our friend’s cat while he is traveling in Germany! Her name is Tammy.
She lived in our house before back when he was our roommate. So right now we have 3 black cats in the house! Tammy was an outdoor cat for a lot of her life so while she stays with us we leave her on the porch (though I monitor the heat) because it’s less stressful than being on a house that smells like four other cats. But Tomoyo stares from the window at her, and she’s PISSED. Lol
I’ve been a little quiet recently I know. Sorry about that! Been getting the house looking a little nicer, and decorated, working on commissions, working on my books, and yes, still dealing with my depression too. It’s still a heavy weight on my shoulders. I am doing the best I can. I hope you are all doing well, too. Anyway this was my lunch today, a cucumber and cream cheese sandwich 🥪 🥒
I allowed myself to game a little today. Maplenut kept me company:
And so did Kotoko! This is a bad photo, but Kotoko is heavy and she wasn’t letting me move really or even breathe!
Then it was time for a snacc:
Something to look forward this weekend –baking seasonal cookies!
I’m going to a Littles meet on Sunday, and trying to stay busy and cheerful. Hope you all have a wonderful Friday! 🎃
I woke up around 6am today when Christopher went downstairs for painkillers for his headache. He felt bad for waking me up but I was very glad (not about his headache lol) because I have wanted to be up earlier for some time, so I can go out and cheer up a little.
To be honest I’ve been feeling a little lonesome and depressed. 😞 I want to invite friends over but the house is really dirty… I’ve made a decision to have a cleaning service because with commissions, 4 cats, and 3 rats, and how massive this house is (2400 square feet 2 story with a million stupid trinkets) it’s absolutely discouraging. 😩 It can take me 2-3 days to clean it and I have to stop from sheer exhaustion. I don’t even get it fully up to scratch. So I’d rather draw for 2 days and pay someone else to come do it. 🤷♀️
Yesterday I finished paying Christopher off for Megaplex expenses so now I’m saving the money for the cleaning. Then I can invite friends over without being embarrassed. Ah, that good ol’ Latin woman guilt about the house…! 😅 It’s also what kept me from hiring someone all this time. I’m supposed to be good at this right?? That’s some sort of self-racism right there… but these stereotypes are hard to shake off. I can’t cook, either. Lol.
Because today I got up so early, the rats were still active and excited. It was nice to see them so perky. I watched the sunrise from my window… now it’s time to start my day.
Soon after I got ready to head out to Dollar Tree 🌳 and do some grocery shopping. This is hands down my favorite pair of overalls currently!
You couldn’t see my socks but they are decently cute too:
Also, I love this bracelet so freaking much!! myrcurystoybox gave it to me at Megaplex last August. It’s one of my favorites!
While out and about, I noticed Spirit Halloween is getting ready to open! 🎃 🍁 🍂🕸🕷🦇 I can hardly wait.
My local Publix had an ecstatic Cookie Monster piñata surrounded by cookies for their BOGO deal of the week! 🍪 It was pretty funny.
I’ve been trying my best to stay cheerful and work really hard.💕🌈🧸
I thought I got the cats a seasonal toy, but it’s a condor, not a turkey. 🦃 It’s pretty funny looking, though:
Post shopping snack. ☕️ 🍪 My mood has been all over the place… Already said it, but, I can’t wait to have the house cleaned so I can decorate and then invite some friends over. I think that will do me good.
Tomoyo kept me company. To call Tomoyo a handful would be the understatement of the year. But I still love her very much.
In other news, Jane, as her original owner had named, arrived today. I tweaked that name slightly —for me, she’ll be Janie. She seemed to have a slightly smell, maybe cigarettes I don’t know, thankfully it was SUPER faint but I’m very sensitive to those, so I febreezed her and left her in the hot Florida sun a few hours. Good as new!
I had the shirt and bow and made the necklace, her owner sent me the little pinafore. I think Janie looks very happy in her new home!
She looks very much like a koala to me 🐨 So that’s what I think her as being.
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