Monday, 31 October 2016

we lost Misty

Its been a heartbreaking few days. On Thursday night we lost our dear, sweet baby cat. She was out and we thought she stayed close to home. Clearly not as she was hit by a car.
In the seconds it took to take a call from our neighbours that she had been taken into the vet by a kind passerby my world, my happy world, changed.
She had been injured to the point that the vets believed euthansia was not only her best option, but the only one available. So that was that.

I feel devastated. She was so young, so unlucky in her short life, such a kind hearted warm little cat. We adored her as a whole family , even the dogs loved her.. they would check her over when she came in and lick her face.

She was so affectionate, even at 3am when I really didnt appreciate being woken so that she could put her head in my hands. Now, I would give anything for that.

So now, we are trying hard to get used to her absence and its very painful. I dont want to get used to this, I dont want for her to be decribed in the past tense. I dont want another day to go by since she passed away. I want her to be here, living with us, being loved by us.

This will be a hard road for a while and for anyone out there thinking well she was just a cat, there is no such thing when you are a much wanted, much loved family member. Our lives were better for her being in them.

Till we meet again Misty squirrel cat... you will be forever loved and missed.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

A change of pace in the working world

Little update.
This week I started a new job. It was a tough decision in some ways because I did and still do support the project I was working on and got on with pretty much everyone on the team in a big way. BUT I needed more family time, needed more quality time at home and I couldnt get *this* out of my head:

I realised that my time at home, not working, or thinking about work in a stressy fashion was becoming less and less. So I decided to change that.

I accepted a role with a new company, worked 4 weeks notice which I am proud of as managed to get some handovers of my workload to my poor existing colleagues completed and wrote a ton of notes on processes and finally left last Friday.

Its now working day 4 in this new company and I am already feeling more like my old self. I am very happy.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

An update of Fall so far

It feels like its been Fall forever, which is no bad thing as the season rocks. Warm/hot days, cooler nights, no bugs, sunshine, blue skies, red trees, pumpkin everything....

As per my previous post I have managed to achieve two items on the list, one of the items was achieved twice actually which makes me feel pretty darn good.

1. We took Lily to a real pumpkin patch. It was miles away, we drove there, picked said pumpkin under stormy skies on a warm day so it felt a little dramatic, in 5 minutes flat and then drove home. Lily was chuffed, Chloe it appears, feels too old for this now... (sad face)

2. I took Ace to two , yes two horse shows. We got a 6th in road hack at our first ever show together and then we went to Horses at Work for jumping where once I got over my tremendous nausea about jumping again, did ok. Its a start. I was beyond happy.

3. We have been to two family skates so far this year.

This is a short update as this laptop has lost its "E" key and its driving me nuts to use.