I know I said I was going to take a break, but not typing out a 1500 word post and only doing a mini update doesn’t really count. If you can’t tell, I hate not working, especially this time of year. It’s the time of year that my stress and anxiety is at an all-time high, and blogging soothes my nerves.
My arm is still in a sling, but I do have a bit more mobility. The pain is pretty awful, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to rest like the doctors want me to. As a toddler mom, I can’t just stop doing everything to rest completely, and my husband only has so much vacation. So, I’m doing this hybrid resting and momming combination.
Feeling Like Myself
Lately, sling or not, I feel like the old Jenni is coming back. I’m enjoying music again- I’ve mentioned my love of dancing before. My body confidence is climbing back up after a rough patch. Feeling like myself, injury or not, brings me this joy I can’t really put into words.
I usually have so many worries on my mind, but I feel so at peace about what usually makes me panic this time of year. I’m learning to let go of the things that I can’t control, and it’s a magical feeling.
After the passing of our older cat a few weeks ago, I was struggling with myself and blogging. The loss of a pet sticks with you, and I had been having a difficult time with my ED recovery on top of it. I’m still grieving and missing Moose, but I’m able to smile at his memories now rather than burst into tears and a cycle of “whys.”
My husband and I took the kids to PetSmart, since our littles have been out of sorts too. They love looking at the lizards, snakes, and small animals. Low and behold, we walked into an adoption week, so a few shelters had pets there to be adopted.
While walking in circles to avoid seeing the cats right away, since that was the same place we adopted Moose, I pulled my husband aside. We decided that if the kids wanted to look, we would give it a go. So, we made our way to the cats.
We played with a few cats and the kids faces lit up. When we went home that night, we all crawled into me and my husband’s bed to have a talk. A family decision was made that we would go back and consider adopting another cat, but it had to be a good fit.
After two days, we went back. The adoption week was going strong, and a lot of the cats had already been adopted. A stripped female caught our eye, because she put her arm out of the cage at us and meowed every time we made eye contact. We got her out, and it just felt right.
That sweet girl is named Tinka, and she’s now a member of our family. She was a stray that was brought in, because she was attacked by what the vets assumed was a coyote. She had a toe removed but was able to heal. She’s a survivor, and she’s so full of life and joy.
Before I ramble on any further and make my arm even more sore, I want to share a few pictures of her. She’s a great kitty, and she fits in with our family beautifully. Meet Tinka.
I’m not even close to getting the hang of videos, but it’s fun. It also saves me from typing too much, since I already went overboard as it is. I had no clue about videos and WordPress, but I read that embedding from YouTube helps with site speed. So, this little lady made a channel. Not sure if it’ll get used, but it let me upload a video that wouldn’t work otherwise.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great week!