A Gatsby Moment: Getting Ready To Go To Grandma and Grandpa’s

My mommy woke me up this morning. She said that Grandma was coming to get some things before I go stay with her while my mommy is on break from school.

Mommy had me pick out what toys I want to take with.

Mommy got all my fleeces ready and put them into a bag. She also got my food ready, enough for 10 days, and put the rest of the food in a big bag too.

She got my litter ready too, and put the toys in with the fleece.

I’m not going to have a lot this week, but I have my ball, Tigger, my tube, and my wheel so I’ll be just fine.

Mommy did a lot of the same stuff with Lucia too! I watched her from under the blankets on her bed.

She took all of the little cages and put all the different parts in the bag. She put a little bit of food aside for her too. She put all of her stuff in different bags.

Then Mommy told me that we were done and Grandma came!!

I got to see Grandma before I went back to sleep.

I can’t wait to spend a whole month with grandma and grandpa!

 

*because of circumstances beyond my control (Cookie the Cat) Gatsby was brought back to my parent’s house before I could take pictures and create a post that I can be proud of for this. I hope to redo it in the future, but hopefully this is a nice little look into what Gatsby might think while we are getting ready to go home.

 

Gastby Update

I’m sad to say that this isn’t the happiest update that I have for you today.

At the moment Gatsby isn’t with me here at school he is with my parents back home.

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Gastby playing under the Christmas tree after we set it up

 

I’m also sad to say that my living situation has not only become unhealthy for me but it has become toxic for my little guy.

The main reason is that Cookie the Cat has decided that she loves being in Gatsby ‘s cage an will stop at nothing to get to that.

Sadly this stress makes my little guy sick.

In addition since I am taking so much of my day to take care and play with cookie Gatsby has been in the back of my mind to the point where I haven’t been giving him the attention that he deserves.

Gatsby is still losing quills, though, which has to be my main concern over my school break. (Luckily he has no thinning spots so hopefully this isn’t horrible.)

For the future I need to figure some stuff out with my roommate and I’m speaking to the school about how to help create a more positive living situation.

If we can’t do anything to solve it and I get into the situation where I can’t move out I will speak with my parents about an alternative.

At this time we are going to try to make everything work, but at the same time we aren’t taking rehoming my little guy off of the list.

So for right now the future living situations of Gatsby are shaky and confusing, but that’s what I got for you today.

See you soon,

Amanda

Having To Let Go

Earlier this week I’m sad to say that I had to give up being friends with two girls that I know very well and that I’ve become great friends with over the last three years.

I guess I should give you some back story first.

When Kurt and I started dating he introduced me to his friends Leah And Kenzie. Over second semester of my first year of college I became great friends with them.

At the same time their friend began talking to me, and began putting me down.

Without another name for it I called it bullying and for the next year attempted to spend the least amount of time with this girl as possible, while continuing to become closer to Leah and Kenzie.

Towards the end of last year it came out that Leah and Kenzie were thinking about rooming with this girl and asked me to be the fourth.

For a while they really didn’t want to, and when we finally did sit down to talk about not rooming with this girl it turned on me and turned into a plea from this girl to give her another chance.

After a few minutes in the conversation I realized that this girl was only talking to the other two. I was like the third wheel on the date.

I waited it out a little and my anxiety kicked in so hard that I had to excuse myself from the conversation and throw up behind a tree a while away.

Needless to say I didn’t end up rooming with them, even after being pressured to do so by the other two.

It wasn’t until the end of the summer I attempted to restore the relationship with my two friends, but as I choose not to go into their apartment it is very hard. They are also choosing not to come to my apartment unless provoked by Kurt.

The other day I ended up thinking about the situation I decided that I can no longer be friends with these two, because I can’t keep taking the rejection that I continue to receive from them.

To me it’s reinforcing what I had been told by this other girl, which was about how I couldn’t ever go anywhere in life and how I’m going to be alone.

Because of all this I’ve chosen not to be around these other two girls.

It hurts. I hate that I have to give up two of my good friends because of this, but I feel like I don’t have either of them anymore.

Actually, I haven’t had either of them for a long time now.

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Sorry for the depressing stuff.

See ya later,

Amanda

Weather Sticker Musings

So recently I’ve started using icon stickers from The Gifted Pepper in my planner. I don’t have many but I’m slowly beginning to collect them, and I’m starting to wonder if I should purchase and use the weather stickers.

I’ve been thinking really hard about this actually since a few days ago when we had our first real snow here in Minnesota and I’m split on the issue.

I think that it would be a good idea because I can plan and remember to go find my car in the pile of snow each morning, but then again in a few years from now will it matter that it snowed on that day.

So I’m kind of stuck.

I might try it at the beginning of the new year.

What are your thoughts? pros? cons?

I’m not sure if I’m even going to have room in my spread for it.

This post wasn’t very well done. I’m going to post it anyway.

See ya later

~Amanda

Alfie Pet Small Animal Hideout – 3-in-1 Water Bottle Review

Wow…. that’s a long title.

Anyway so for the last week and a half I have been using the Alfie Pet Small Animal Hideout – 3-in-1 Water Bottle in little miss Lucia’s cage, and I have to say, it’s working out much better than I expected.

So let’s go over this bit by bit and see how it is.

The first part of this product is that it is a water bottle stand. I does come with a water bottle that is on the small side, but I like it because I typically change the water every day so I’m not wasting as much, but I know she has as much as she needs. The only issue I have is that it is a little low so Lucia has to bend awkwardly (two pieces of wood under the stand solved this problem).

The second part is that this product has a “food dish” this dish is much to small for my taste (I like my hamster to be able to sit in it’s food dish if it wants) but it does work for smaller treats so that I don’t overfeed things such as mealworms. veggies, or sunflower seeds.

AS for the “hideout” in this product I’ve seen Lucia go in there, but she tends to not spend time in there at all. It’s just a place to rest if the cat walks by or if she gets scared. It’s barely big enough for her, though.

So for dwarf hamsters I would give this product a 7/10.  It does it’s job and does it well, but has a few issues such as the food bowl not being large enough or the  hideout barely being large enough.

for a Syrian, though, I pry wouldn’t even use this project. The spout of the water bottle would be much too low and it would get no use out of the food dish or hideout.

See you soon,

Amanda

Christmas Drama

So recently Kurt and I decided to spend Christmas together this year.

The plan was that we go to my family’s Christmas eve and his family’s Christmas day.

I checked with everyone in my family that I needed to and got the OK from everyone and I thought that was that… until this weekend.

While baking cookies with my cousin my aunt T mentioned that my aunt H’s parents were coming to Christmas this year.

I don’t like this.

Now before you come in and say “that’s so mean of you!” or “everyone needs a place to go on Christmas!” Keep reading.

The first issue that I have with this is that my aunt T straight up didn’t ask anyone if this was ok. she did this last year as well with her son and daughter’s significant others. They didn’t ask or anything, they just showed up.

The second reason that I’m upset is that she isn’t hosting. My uncle F has graciously opened his house up (it isn’t much larger than my apartment) to our very large family.

So we will be having my two grandparents, their six kids, the five spouses, the eleven grandkids, two significant others, and my aunt H’s two parents in a two bedroom house that’s from the 70’s and isn’t too big.

My uncle doesn’t know where to put all of these people or what the heck is going to happen because just my grandparents, their kids, and the grandkids can barely fit in the house.

So, now that they are coming (and after I worked very hard to get the ok for Kurt to come) I have to tell Kurt that he can’t come and I’m going to miss ANOTHER Christmas with him.

So yes, this all sounds very selfish of me, but I was really looking forward to  having Kurt there. And his parents seemed to be excited that I was coming over to his house for Christmas day.

No all of that is ruined.