Posted onJanuary 12, 2015
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That feeling we sometimes get when we’re sick to the point of wanting to pass out…? Yes, that’s precisely how I feel right now. What is wrong? I have not a clue. I just know I’ve felt dizzy, shaky, and not like myself. I took extra B12 early this morning and then passed out like a log. That was good, until someone in a fur coat decided that it was time for me to get up. Why? So SHE could go hide out somewhere and take a nap. The rules around here are fucked up, to say the very least.
That pre-Fall weather when you start to feel the time change in advance is generally when my body starts demanding extra sleep. I often joke that I hibernate all Winter, but that’s not entirely the truth, it’s simply how I feel physically. I was in bed so early last night that when I woke up, the moon still hadn’t risen. And, it is FREEZING. The days are in the 70’s, but at night you just want to wrap yourself in something warm and stay put, or at least I do.
I have no real evidence that I have a late summer cold or anything else that would require a doctor’s visit, so I am going to keep taking vitamins, drink some hot tea, and see how I feel then. As I begin to prep for Rosh Hashanah and Mabon, I hope I am well enough to cook, but I am NOT going to beat myself up over it if I need extra rest and fluids. If I don’t take care of me, who the hell will?!
If you don’t hear from me, send soup.
*Many of you know that I am a cat lover. I’ve had cats my entire life.
Losing animals we are bonded with is, oftentimes, more difficult than losing a person. There are no mixed emotions with animals, there’s just love and companionship. They have an incredible way of healing and mending us, of reminding us to slow down, and of showing us unmatched affection.
Every pet owner is different, but I think we can all agree that we’d do anything within our power to care for them and provide them with the absolute best life possible. Thankfully, there are so many new healing methods and things we can do to prolong their lives.
This article is a perfect example of the lengths we go to and how we attempt to heal after losing a beloved animal.*