I know, I know, it’s a little late. This year’s thanksgiving was a little…. interesting. I didn’t get to celebrate it with my family, partly because everyone was working, and partly because my aunt suddenly died a few days before.
Happy Thanksgiving, family!
Nevertheless, despite the family tragedy, there are still things to be grateful for this holiday season.
- I had a friend to spend thanksgiving with, yay! I think being alone would’ve driven me crazy.
- My new cat, Karla! She is currently playing fetch with her little catnip mouse. She spent the entire first month in my house ignoring the catnip toys, until I bought her a catnip plant, which she immediately devoured when I wasn’t looking. Now she’s a catnip junkie. I’m so thankful for her, and even though I’ve only had her for 2 or 3 months, I already I couldn’t imagine life without her.
- My friend who helped me pay my vet bills. Which I’m still working on paying her back for.
- This new anti depressant is the first I’ve tried that doesn’t make the room spin, yay! Its effectiveness has yet to be fully determined, but I think it’s working, at least a little bit.
- My new apartment. I don’t have to interact with people so much, here, which is great. Also, no mice!
- My SAD lamp. Doesn’t help my depression, but it’s a really soothing light, regardless.
- Joshua. For helping me quit.
- That I didn’t die in the car crash. I’m actually only thankful for this on alternate Thursdays.
- Certain co-workers who bring me coffee.Especially on those days when I look as bad as I feel.
- My new pebble
- my new kindle.
- My boss, Wocka. He works his ass off and inspires me to do the same.
- My brother Justin
- Getting to go to KOL con this year, which will be the last official con.
- My dear friend “Lucy,” who sent me a binder.
- This free cat condo thingy I found at the side of the road.
- And yes, I’m even thankful for that ungrateful little brat kitten, Snowball. Because without him, I probably wouldn’t have Karla. And occasionally he makes me laugh…. when he’s not biting or clawing my hand off.
- The Nintendo DS3. And the person who gave it to me. When I told her I was trying stop (or just cut back on) drinking, She gave it to me so I could use it as a distraction when cravings for booze hit. It only works 8 times out of 10 but hey, that’s a much higher rate than the whole “pray the cravings away” idea my ex best friend had.
I’m sure I could think of many more if I tried….but despite the fact that I’m sober, my head is pretty fuzzy tonight. Possibly because I stayed up late last night playing fantasy life.
And now, if you’ll excuse me, Karla managed to throw her toy mouse where she can’t reach it. So now I have to go find it for her.