Morning all, have been working most of the day on catching up on sleep. The wonky weather we have been having has mucked up my body a little again. I’ve been spending 3/4 of the night in the garage enjoying the cold. It got up to almost 80 degrees. I slept through, mercifully.
Young Master Duke is enjoying the warmer daytimes, I don’t blame him one bit. It’s important that he enjoys as much as he can. These are the last years of his short life, I want him to enjoy his senior years.
Speaking of senior years, my beloved has finally accepted that we shouldn’t move. Thank Whatever Gods there may be that he figured out the truth. I can’t arrange a move on no income, and from the wheelchair. The manual labor quotient just doesn’t match up. Sometimes, waiting it out is fully worth it.
One thing I have been doing is working on Christmas gifts. I have 2 boxes that need to be mailed out. I also have to make sure that my household has a lovely holiday. So, I have lists upon lists, and a tiny budget to make it work. The next 2 Holidays are biguns, and working through not just affording them but stitching the things that need to be stitched is on the priority pile.
You would think that having 11 other months of the year to plan would help. Welp, not so much. Life snuck in. I’ve been thinking back about 22. 2 surgeries, the Voldemort virus, we all had medical problems. It wasn’t pretty. Nothing we could do to change what happened. So, I’m back to crunch time, and it feels like the world has been dumped in my lap.
So, what’s to be done about it? Back to the lists. Also, back to basics. Only one of the presents technically needs to be stitched. If I have time for more, I will do so. As far as the rest goes, the most important is our household. Between my Beloved and Duke, that’s enough. We had a hard year, and that’s okay.
Life doesn’t sprinkle hardship. When life dumps, it’s good at what it does. We will be okay. Hugs my friends. Take care. -L