January was not what I expected
The New Year arrived. As always, I held lots of hope for it. On the very first day, my husband and I went to see Star Wars, and we enjoyed it. The next day, as I got ready to run errands about town, I discovered to my dismay that my keys were gone. The only place I had gone to was the theater, but no one there had seen them. We decided that I must have lost them at home, which led us to search the house multiple times. It also made me question if I was losing my memory.
On the heels of lost keys came a sick cat. I wandered into the kitchen one morning as usual to prepare food for our cats, only to discover one of them had thrown up blood. Of course, with three cats, the biggest dilemma is always which cat needs the vet. After some investigation, my husband and I discovered tin foil on the floor. Just the day before, Cinder had tried to eat from our garbage bag, which held cooked chicken remains. We drove her to the vet, where she received some antibiotics.
On the heels of lost keys and a sick cat came the news first of the death of a friend. Then of my grandmother. Although neither death was a surprise, they still emotionally made me feel sad. I ended up spending a lot of time taking breaks from my routine and catching naps. My parents were able to attend my grandmother’s funeral. The amount of time and money involved with travel kept my husband and me from being able to go. We had to settle for just sending sympathies and prayers, as well as hearing stories in the aftermath.
What was your January like?