I am really in one of those more reflective moods at the moment. I am thankful for so much around me and the things that have made life less depressing. I have a nice home, amazing friends who are my family, someone who loves me and looks after me when I am sick, and of course the animals who we live with and make our house a home.
We have had Yoda now for nearly 2 and a half years, now for a Syrian Hamster, that is a good long life that he has had with us. It has been happy as well, he has had daily food, fuss, water and affection. Yes he is going grey and slowing down a bit now, but he is an old man so it's OK. When we got Yoda, we saw him and his huge personality, we had to have him!
I have had Patch now for nearly 3 years. They have been the happiest I have ever spent, and they have been made all the better knowing that I have a special friend like that on my side. He has been there through a break-up, a new relationship, illness, and he has moved home with me a couple of times too. He has never complained or been aggressive with me, he has mopped up my tears and given me constant love and cuddles. When we got Alphonse, he adopted him willingly and helped us with raising him well. Patch has been my closest companion for 3 years and I can't imagine my life without him. Even if he does tend to be a bit taciturn sometimes, but thats a tortoiseshell thing I think!
I have my meeting with DIAL tomorrow, and I am nervous, but I get the feeling that they will help us move out of this flat and on to more appropriate housing. Maybe even offering some help with the rent arrears, but Steve has an appointment with the CAB tomorrow so we may get something of an action plan here. We hope.
I guess sometimes, it can get frustrating when you don't feel as though you can catch a break, but I have a theory that if you spend all your life dwelling on what you don't have, you forget to notice and enjoy the things you do have. Glass half full, and all that really.
3 years ago