I've noticed that in my absence over the summer, there were a couple of comments that I never responded to :o( One is for a tutorial on the ribbon wreaths I made and posted on here a couple years back. I have a ton of ribbon sitting in my craft room that is just shouting to me.
On the flip side, I saw a comment from my ring post that just....idk...hit a nerve. I had a long response to it but all I will say is the following: I've never made it a secret that I've felt detached from our game plan in terms of cycling. If you go back to a post in January, I even said it then. To try to throw it back in my face that my financial "priorities" don't jive is kind of shitty. The other part of the story is that while I say I want to do this or do that, it doesn't mean that those wants come to fruition. I never went on a 5 year honeymoon to Florida like I posted about. We haven't started any new big renovation projects. We didn't go to all the concerts we wanted to this summer. We didn't even drop the boat into the water this summer to save some money (and before it gets brought up, my mom gave us her boat. It only costs us gas and upkeep - which is expensive and which is why it didn't get dropped this season). We paid for 2 costly car repairs, a pet surgery, another pet emergency which left us without Remy, hardly blowing our money on frivolous things.
This is my blog. It's a one sided conversation, for the most part, with myself. Some days I feel like we're broke, other days I feel like we've made some awesome progress in our adult lives so far and am happy with what we have, especially given the fact that we've dealt with 3 layoffs in the last 5 years and paid tens of thousands of dollars out of pocket for infertility treatments. Please don't judge us for what you might think we blow money on. We use gift cards and rewards points for all our big ticket electronics and travel. We have extremely generous parents that spoil us at holiday/birthday time. If you don't enjoy me or my (sporadic) blogging, simply stop reading. Lord knows I don't write to make money or gain thousands of followers. I write when I feel like it. I write as an outlet. Many times it's to vent. It just happens to be in a public space.
Switching off the bitch now....
Thank you to those that commented on Remy's passing. It means a ton. I still miss him every single day. He was perfect in every sense of the word. We actually think he brought us to the shelter a week ago and led us to his long lost little brother. We ended up adopting a new little kitten this past weekend! He's adorable and has so many of the same mannerisms and quirks. He was actually in the same habitat room that we found Remy in too and it just felt....right. Shelby is coming around slowly but she's not aggressive towards him. Wrigley is so laid back and just goes with the flow. I love my furbabies so much. I'm happy we were able to give another animal a home filled with plenty of love. I'll be back soon to share pics of the new addition.