tramplingdaisies:

that time Mike & I were getting friendly and then Rita decided to grace us both with her presence by squeezing in between us for optimal cat cuddles

tramplingdaisies:

that time Mike & I were getting friendly and then Rita decided to grace us both with her presence by squeezing in between us for optimal cat cuddles

Good things

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!

There are few things better in life than being an animals favourite person. Whenever I go to lay out in the sun she’ll appear from the shade and sit next to me/bash her head into my hands. One time I was laying down listening to music with my eyes closed & I felt this thud on the top of my head. I opened my eyes & she was inches away from my face having just head butted me. So, so lovely.

I’ve also been trying to make her feel more comfortable around the house but she’s still very timid. I’ve no doubt that with time she’ll find her comfort zone but as of now she much prefers being out in the sun - can’t say I blame her!

creadaeth:

The Education Officer at the University of Sheffield

creadaeth:

The Education Officer at the University of Sheffield

New blog

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.

http://rococozephyr.tumblr.com

Mabel’s decided to explore the front room! She’s still very skittish but she’s getting more accustomed by the day. Rita’s having a rough time at the moment so while she’s at the vets we’ve been letting Mabel roam around a little more. It’s not the same as having Rita shout at me constantly but Mabel’s still adorable in her own right.

I just hope Rita rebounds soon. Her chest problems seem to be getting worse and I can’t bear seeing her struggle. I love that cat so much, it’s unfathomable.

Mabel’s decided to explore the front room! She’s still very skittish but she’s getting more accustomed by the day. Rita’s having a rough time at the moment so while she’s at the vets we’ve been letting Mabel roam around a little more. It’s not the same as having Rita shout at me constantly but Mabel’s still adorable in her own right.

I just hope Rita rebounds soon. Her chest problems seem to be getting worse and I can’t bear seeing her struggle. I love that cat so much, it’s unfathomable.

Spot the Mabel.

(She’s been laying out there for at least a couple of hours now. Every now and again she’ll sit up and stare for a while before settling back down and stretching out. She’s such a little sweetheart)

Spot the Mabel.

(She’s been laying out there for at least a couple of hours now. Every now and again she’ll sit up and stare for a while before settling back down and stretching out. She’s such a little sweetheart)

I haven’t posted a photo in ages so here’s me looking decidedly intense. 

I took it accidentally but soon found out that overexposure is a nice safety blanket. I tried taking a proper one afterwards and it’s safe to say it wasn’t pretty. This’ll have to do. 

In reality my eyes are stupidly puffy from hayfever/conjunctivitis and it’s not much fun. I always look forward to summer until it actually gets here and turns me into a sneezy mess of a person. 

Allergies aside, today hasn’t been bad. I’ve spent most of it listening to music and Age of Adz is making me feel all kinds of nostalgic. Sufjan needs to give me something new to obsess over ASAP!

I haven’t posted a photo in ages so here’s me looking decidedly intense.

I took it accidentally but soon found out that overexposure is a nice safety blanket. I tried taking a proper one afterwards and it’s safe to say it wasn’t pretty. This’ll have to do.

In reality my eyes are stupidly puffy from hayfever/conjunctivitis and it’s not much fun. I always look forward to summer until it actually gets here and turns me into a sneezy mess of a person.

Allergies aside, today hasn’t been bad. I’ve spent most of it listening to music and Age of Adz is making me feel all kinds of nostalgic. Sufjan needs to give me something new to obsess over ASAP!

You know you’ve been browsing Tumblr for a bit too long when you accidentally google recipes for chickpea bronies.

I’ve had a pretty good week since I last posted. I feel like I’m starting to notice some positive changes in my body functionally and as a result I’ve had a bit more energy to do things. Hell, I’ve been able to play table tennis for the first time in about 8 years! The downside is that for two or three days after I can barely move, but hey, it’s worth it for the time I’m spending with close friends.

Another thing I’ve noticed is that despite the fact I’ve been overdoing it physically, I can feel my body rebounding a bit quicker than it used to. There’d be times when I’d try to have a kickabout with my friends back when I was around 16/17 and the muscular pain I’d get would be much more extreme and it’d last a lot longer. Most of the time I wouldn’t be able to sleep due to how much pain I’d be in.

There’s still a long way to go and I still ache like crazy as a result, but the fact I’m not in as much consistently severe pain is a step in the right direction. Small positives.

How’s everyone doing tonight?