Finally found Boo’s favorite sparkly toy while unpacking. He was resting on the bed and I brought it in to him and put it down next to him. Then I went back into the kitchen to start making dinner. Just a couple of minutes later I hear this sweet little “mew.” He had brought it to me and placed it at my feet so I could play with him. Tossing and chasing toys is extra fun on the new large, laminate floor surface in the living, dining and kitchen area! I don’t know what I would do without the cats to make me smile when I am stressed.
We are still unpacking and have a long, long way to go. And we are still recovering from two months of unrelenting stress prior to the move. I’m not sure we will ever fully recover. Our sense of security about our living situation is almost non-existent, even after getting out of our previous residence. We probably won’t get it back until someday when we have our own place again. Until then, we will deal with it the best we can. We now know that even when you have a lease, anything can happen and you can find yourself being pushed around and your privacy invaded, whether you like it or not.
I should have had more unpacking and settling in done by now, but I am woefully behind on my work as well. Work is kind of more important right now, at least taking care of a few things that really, really need to be accomplished before the end of the month. I do a little unpacking now and then when I take a break.