Lately I feel like I'm being bombarded with a lot of things that are new to me. Considering the fact that I'm not on any anti-anxiety medication, I'm handling it all pretty well.
Work is presenting itself with all kinds of drama. I have some serious misgivings about a new employee, but for now I'm just going to keep observing and see if her behaviors become long-term habits. My boss has also given me a HUGE challenge. Deep in my heart, I don't think I can do it, but I'm going to give it 150%.
I have new hair! Well, it's still my old hair, but it looks new. I've been coloring it myself and was just "bleh" about the results. I couldn't get the color right...too light, too dark, too dull.
This week I decided to see a professional. I wish I had taken a camera to get a picture of the darling Sandy who did my hair. She looks like she's about 15 and her long, gorgeous hair was 3 shades of brown and ORANGE! She did my base in 2 different shades of warm brown, gave me some awesome caramel highlights and a great cut. I like it, I really like it!! It was worth the 8 and 1/2 hours I had to work to pay for it.
When my old cat, Buddy, died in 1994, he was 15 years old and healthy until the morning I found him hemorrhaging all over my kitchen floor. It was an instant decision to take him to the vet to be euthanized.
Tigger is not doing well. He is about 14 years old. In the past year he has aged so much. In the past month is has become so obvious that he will not be with us a lot longer. He has no strength in his back legs, so he can't stand up on the kitchen floor. He slides around, so I put a small rug from the living room to his food bowls. He can't jump onto the bed anymore, so we pick him up to get his bedtime snuggles while we read. He only makes it into the litter box about 30% of the time.
He still eats and drinks, cuddles and purrs. He doesn't really seem to be in distress. I know I'm losing him a little bit each week and I need to do a little research about when the time will be right.
I'm dealing with all the new by BREATHING, relaxing, trying to get enough sleep and staying away from too much junk food.