Another lump post of my #100happydays challenge. It’s been quite the eventful week, and I’ve just been too busy to post.
The end of day 17 – last Tuesday – I learned that the condition that my brakes on my car were in made it no longer driveable. My dad was calling his mechanic friends to see how fast someone could get it in, but everyone was quoting him a few weeks. At this point, my life looked like it was about to get pretty complicated in terms of getting to work. I work in brand new developments where there are no bus routes. Ah! I called Curtis’ mom to see if I could borrow their van for a while, and not only did they lend me the van, but Willie fixed my car at his shop the very next day. I have some really lovely family that are always there for me. I don’t know what I would do without them all.
On day 19 I developed some sort of flu, and it has stuck with me. That’s usually how it goes with me though – I stay sick for a long time. That would normally make for a pretty crappy week., but in true #100happydays fashion, I’ve been embracing the positive. I’ve stayed home a lot, only leaving the house for class or work. Since I’m home so much, I’ve gotten lots of kitten snuggles! These two are just the best. I think they can sense that I’m not feeling well, because they are giving me a ton of love.
When I’m not in bed, I’ve been on the couch working on all my assignments. I feel really pleased with how much I’ve been able to do considering how awful I’ve felt. That, and the constant distraction of Wickham staring at me. He really enjoys eye contact with his humans.
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are on as well. And nothing makes me feel more Canadian than watching the Winter Olympics. I don’t think our TV has left CBC since the preliminaries started. And since I haven’t been sleeping through the night – oh the joys of being sick – I’ve been able to watch quite a bit. I’ve kept it on during the day while I’m working as well.
Overall, the past week hasn’t been awful. I have felt awful, but there has been lots of positive moments throughout. Kittens, Olympics, and especially lots of Curtis taking care of me. He’s the best :)
The past couple days have been a complete whirlwind, so I apologize for being MIA with my #100happydays challenge posts. My life has changed quite a bit.
First, Curtis and I spent the weekend moving into our new place. We had a lot of help from our family and friends. We are officially out of the basement dungeon and into a bright, three-bedroom, main floor of a house. And we are loving every second of it.
Some areas are more organized than others, but it’s starting to come together. I finally get my own office! Curtis gets a man cave as well. I’m still waiting on most of my books – I stored them in Leduc at my grandparents when I was in moving limbo for the past month – and the office will look a little more complete. My parents are also taking care of Neville, my little bunny furbaby, and I will get him back soon as well. Just need to find time for a trip out to the farm!
Yesterday we were starting to feel pretty settled in. The living room and kitchen are more or less done, and the bathroom and our bedroom are not far behind. Just when we started to feel organized, we went and picked up the other furbabies. I was expecting chaos bringing two little playful kittens into the house – but the good kind of chaos! We were so excited to bring them home. Well, this has been about all the chaos that we’ve seen so far…
The handsome little man in the tuxedo is Leonardo DeCatrio, and the mostly white guy is Wickham. Curtis and I are so smitten with these little kittens. Leo has taken to Curtis – following him around, sleeping right on him. Wickham is my little buddy. He curls up by my feet when I’m standing and doing the dishes, he naps right next to me on the couch as I’m on my laptop, and he stares me down with his little green eyes. These two brothers are great friends. We can’t wait to watch them grow up and into our little family. Thank you so much to Zoe’s Animal Rescue Society for giving us these little furry and purring bundles of joy.
I’m still working on settling into a routine here at the new house. I’m such a creature of habit, so I feel a bit out of my element right now. It will probably take a week or two for me to settle in and feel at home. But am I ever excited that Curtis and I have our own home – devoid of roommates and with tons of space for each of us. Now I just have to go grocery shopping so we actually have something to eat!
It was basically the cutest thing we had ever seen. They were all tuckered out from a trip to the vet for their shots. Amanda, the foster mom, pointed out from the mass of fur our little Wickham. He was sleepy and mostly just interested in napping with his brothers and sisters, but he sure did cuddle us too!
He is such a little sweetheart. He stared me down for a while, then gave me some little kitty kisses. I guess he approves! As we were bonding with our future little family member, Amanda mentioned that there was only one kitten left that was not spoken for. As soon as she said this, I saw Curtis’ face light up. This little guy was also just sleeping away.
He would flutter his eyes open a bit every time we gave him a scratch, but promptly returned to kitten dream land. Amanda told us a bit about each of their personalities – we couldn’t really tell what the kittens were like because they were all so tired – and said that both Wickham and Darcy were super chill, and just loved to cuddle up next to her on the couch. We were sold. One look at each other, and Curtis and I knew that a decision was made. We wanted both of them!
We went straight to PetsMart after the visit and picked up all the things we needed to make sure our kittens are ready to come home to us. We also knew that we loved Wickham’s name, but we weren’t as convinced about Darcy (for a male cat). Together, we made the executive decision to call them Wickham and Leonardo…Leonardo DeCatrio. It’s happening.