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I Can’t Always Be Happy, But I’m Trying ๐ŸŒžโœŒ

Madeline says, good morning! ๐ŸŒž

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 Iโ€™ve been feeling a little lonesome and depressed. ๐Ÿ˜ž I want to invite friends over but the house is really dirtyโ€ฆ Iโ€™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) itโ€™s absolutely discouraging. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ It can take me 2-3 days to clean it and I have to stop from sheer exhaustion. I donโ€™t even get it fully up to scratch. So Iโ€™d rather draw for 2 days and pay someone else to come do it. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

Yesterday I finished paying Christopher off for Megaplex expenses so now Iโ€™m saving the money for the cleaning. Then I can invite friends over without being embarrassed. Ah, that good olโ€™ Latin woman guilt about the houseโ€ฆ! ๐Ÿ˜… Itโ€™s also what kept me from hiring someone all this time. Iโ€™m supposed to be good at this right?? Thatโ€™s some sort of self-racism right thereโ€ฆ but these stereotypes are hard to shake off. I canโ€™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 windowโ€ฆ now itโ€™s time to start my day.

Soon after I got ready to head out to Dollar Tree ๐ŸŒณ 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. Itโ€™s one of my favorites!

While out and about, I noticed Spirit Halloween is getting ready to open! ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿฆ‡ I can hardly wait.

My local Publix had an ecstatic Cookie Monster piรฑata surrounded by cookies for their BOGO deal of the week! ๐Ÿช It was pretty funny.

Iโ€™ve been trying my best to stay cheerful and work really hard.๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿงธ

I thought I got the cats a seasonal toy, but itโ€™s a condor, not a turkey. ๐Ÿฆƒ Itโ€™s pretty funny looking, though:

Post shopping snack. โ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿช My mood has been all over the placeโ€ฆ Already said it, but, I canโ€™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 โ€”for me, sheโ€™ll be Janie. She seemed to have a slightly smell, maybe cigarettes I donโ€™t know, thankfully it was SUPER faint but Iโ€™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 ๐Ÿจ So thatโ€™s what I think her as being.

Quality Ratty Time ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ’•

Itโ€™s almost impossible to cuddle Croissant AKA Bitey, but I did it today. ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ’•

I know my grumpy girlโ€™s little quirks well enough that I rarely, if ever, get bit these days. My husband handles the ratties plenty but he doesnโ€™t know which tiny things set my grump off. She wonโ€™t draw blood but she had a rough start and doesnโ€™t generally enjoy handling, and when she does, sheโ€™s very particular. She will let you know if sheโ€™s unhappy. I treasure these moments when she tolerates me.


She let me pet her head with my finger for a full minute! Sheโ€™s just been cuddly today with me and with Dorito too. Thatโ€™s a relief since I worry about Dorito being lonesome with Queso now gone…

A handsome boy, he is.

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.