Despite having a head full of hayfever, I’m feeling surprisingly optimistic today! I’ll be going out tomorrow to (hopefully) buy my outfit for the wedding and I’ve also booked an appointment with the dentist to sort a couple of wonky teeth out. I’ve always been incredibly self conscious about my teeth so the fact they’ve said they’ll deal with it so quickly is very reassuring indeed.
I’ve also managed to play football for about 5-10 mins a couple of days running. It’s only been very gradual and I’m still not strong enough to fully strike a ball but I can already tell I’m much, much stronger than I was a few months ago. If I’d tried to kick a tennis ball back then I’d instantly feel my groin pull, whereas now I can pass a football a moderate distance without too much pain. Incremental progress.
The best news is that it’s less than two weeks until Sarah arrives! I’m still pinching myself that the last three and a half years of distance are coming to a permanent end. It blows my mind when I think about how far we’ve come since exchanging messages all that time ago. I could never have envisaged something like this happening (nor would I recommend it if it’s in any way avoidable!) but I’m so glad that it did. Excited doesn’t begin to cover it.
Oh, and one last thing: Mabel stayed in my room for a portion of last night! For the first ten minutes she checked out every single detail of the room. She climbed into the drawer under my bed, she crawled under my bedside table, jumped on every window ledge… No stone went unturned. Once she was satisfied that my room wasn’t a death trap she jumped up onto the bed and settled down for a while. It was very reminiscent of when Rita first moved in, actually. She was so appreciative to have somewhere warm where she could let her guard drop and not have to be constantly on alert. I can’t wait until Sarah’s here so she can meet her new housemate!
I’ve been feeling a bit weird about opening up on here lately so I’ve made a new blog for venting purposes. I hate being unnecessarily negative on here so I figured I’d make a new one and anyone who’s interested can follow if they wish.