If we were having coffee, I’d welcome you to my new home. I’d apologise for the mess as I have yet to unpack my stuff since last Sunday. Fortunately, my kitchen is unpacked which means I do have coffee, tea or hot chocolate available. So pick your choice, sit down and relax this rainy Saturday.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you the move was hectic last weekend and especially traumatic for the cats on Sunday. In spite of giving them both some vet-prescribed valium, they were anxious the minute they got in the car. Pebbles ended up pooping and peeing in the carrier barely 45 minutes into the drive. I had to pull over and clean her up following which she decided to just stay under the driver’s seat and not move for a whole hour. Eventually, I tricked her into getting back into the carrier but it wasn’t an easy ride. Buttons was also anxious and then he freaked out around the time we got to the Central Coast because he peed himself. Once we got to the place, the movers had already moved everything and Mr Imperfect and my friend J had unpacked a few things. The cats were in shock and just ran to their cat tower and hid under there for a few hours. I swear Pebbles was crying. In the end, all I felt was incredible guilt for putting them through this experience!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you while I am still adjusting to the new place myself, I’m liking it. Yes, I am sleep deprived due to anxious cats but I’m hoping they will settle soon. I love that it takes me 20 minutes to get to work or 25 on a ‘bad’ day. This is so much better than an hour-and-a-half it used to take me! I still haven’t ventured out too much because of the anxious cats but I’m hoping by next weekend, I can explore the place a lot more.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you after three weeks at my new job, I’m enjoying it. I’m liking my team and I’m loving the work. All in all, it’s a win. With the kind of work we do, it’s great to have a supportive team.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I plan to stay home this weekend to keep the cats company. I have to work from home for a couple of hours as well. At some point I’ll head out for grocery shopping but apart from that, I want to be here for the kitties. It’s rainy and I have some writing work to do so it all works out well. Plus I have a lot of unpacking to do!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’m going to start the gym next week. I’ve checked out the local gym and am raring to go. After not exercising for almost two months, it’s going to be hard! I am due to walk 35 kilometres in November for The Bloody Long Walk so I really need to get my fitness up. I am fundraising for mito so your support would be greatly appreciated!
If we were having coffee, I’d ask you what your plans for the weekend are. I’d also ask you how long you’ve taken to unpack stuff after moving. And if you know how to help pets acclimatise to change. I’d also ask you to share how your week has been.
Until next time,