They say a lot of homeless people choose to stay on the street instead of shelters because they don’t want to leave their pets.
Each of my children has a pet, but one of them, especially, will not make it through her life, through her day, without her pet there. That pet is the emotional support she can absolutely not do without. It goes beyond codependency and it isn’t so much an addiction, as a bonafide need in her life and that cat seems as equally attached to her as well.
Here is a picture of the mischievous scoundrel.
So, I was brainstorming our options in life. Unless I can keep the house, which right now seems a very miniscule possibility, we will need to move out of Oregon. The only reason I would see staying is if I can keep the teenager in her school, but without a job or business I don’t see that happening. How would I pay rent?
I have applied for a few remote jobs, but the competition seems steep. I can not venture out into the world to work right now. My susceptibility seems too high for this virus. So I’ve just got to hunker down as much as I can, save money and plan for a move.
I am a planner. I love planning events, vacations, and such. I have planned and organized all our moves. I like to have my ducks in a row as much as possible, because inevitably something goes astray. So the more you have planned for the less stress you endure on the unplanned for, IMO. 😂
So I’ve started making a list of all the possibilities I can see available right now.
My mother had originally offered us a house that her boyfriend owns that he is between tenants on. But she was unclear on the terms and when I told her we needed to take our pets he said no. So then she offered us a yurt in her backyard. When I clarified again that we come as a pack with animals, she said no.
So back to square nothing with that option. How she manages to be so extraordinarily unhelpful sometimes never ceases to amaze me. I can’t tell you how many times this woman has pulled the rug out from under me in my life, but she has also come through for me in a few pinches …. so whatever. I’m not keeping score. It’s more funny to me than anything. Which is why I like to clarify everything very precisely with her, because even then 🙄.
I guess she tries but she is a person in my life I have learned to not depend on in any aspect from a very young age: emotionally, financially, or any other way a person can sometimes depend on a parent. So when she does pull through or does something remotely maternal or helpful it really surprises me. I leave that door open to be happily surprised and don’t worry about all the other times. That way I am not disappointed. Works for me.🤷🏽♀️
So I have my little list going. It has a couple different scenarios and possibilities. I find comfort in it, even if none of the options are all that spectacular so far. Lol. You never know what will open up in life. I harbor eternal hope. It’s what lets me keep smiling.
Hope you can smile today.😉