I thought of posting this weekend, but life is oppressive right now and I know I'm depressed and there's not a lot of happiness found. Betsy is not good now, too. She's not eating and paces the house meowing. Rascal did eat on Sunday, quite a bit, too, but I need to figure out how to pay for that ultrasound.
I missed the payment deadline on my Discover card. I have a mild number dyslexia. It took me 30 years to figure it out, why I have always, always struggled with math. I transpose numbers when I read them. "2" can look like "5" to me. "3" can look like "8". I can read "70" as "13". It's not all the time so it took this long to realize the problem. I have no idea what I thought "12" looked like but I missed sending in my payment. I called them right away this morning and they were very nice. I can cover the check with my checking account funds, thankfully. Plus, I'll get a larger expense check from work for all the running around I did Wednesday through Friday. But that doesn't come until the end of the week. Still, that will cover the phone bill.
But, how do I pay for Rascal and my car? This struggle just weighs on me. Yesterday, I tried to cheer up by looking at all I got done over the weekend. I had more energy than I've had in weeks. I still have a small cough but I think I am 98% well. My eyes are giving me problems this morning, however. But that's easy, relatively speaking, to handle. (I battled an eye infection all of April.)
What did I accomplish over the weekend? I got dishes done. I got two loads of wash done. I cleaned up the back yard, next to the deck. I changed cat litter and washed the floor around the boxes. I cleaned part of the bathroom. With my allergies, cleaning the bathroom is a whole day or two day event.
Yesterday, I took my current craft project onto the deck and spent 2 hours working on it. I would love to post photos of it as it develops but it's a Christmas present for one of my best friends and she reads this blog. All she knows is that it has something to do with her favorite colors. I'm really liking how it's turning out and it's relaxing for me to do. I had left this project in a box on Carole's kitchen counter when I flew home and it took her a bit to send it back. Well, we were both sick. I wouldn't have worked on it anyway when I was sick.
Here it is, Monday morning. I'm taking Betsy to the vet at 4:30 for fluids. I'm learning how to do this so there won't be the $20 tech charge every time. I'm hoping the addition of fluids will perk her up. And I'm exploring options to pay for Rascal's ultrasound, although rest assured, none of those options involve something illegal. I'm too chicken for that.
I took all my Hawaiian shirts out of the closet this morning. I'm going to iron them and start wearing them. As they are brightly colored, I'm hopeful they will help perk me up.
I would like something good to happen for a change. Maybe we all would.
Beverage: Blackberry Sage tea