I’m back to normal now, but I went through a few really dark days recently. To cheer me up, my friend Mwako sent me two gift cards: one for Build-A-Bear and one for the LEGO store! You can imagine my delight. Not always does sudden depression ease from things like these, but because it had been brought on by a very specific event, it actually helped a lot.
This post is about the Build-A-Bear treat. I really wanted the new Winter Mouse, so I chose to get that with Mwako’s generous gift! It finally arrived today, just as we were putting up the Christmas lights…
I made a wish with the Bear Builder, but if I tell it, it won’t come true!
Here he is. His name is Dickens!
Thank you Mwako for such lovely surprises to get me out of the dumps. It helped a ton!
My favorite Halloween cereal is Fruit Brute! It hasn’t been available since 2014. The tag-line is very dog like: “The Howling Good Taste of Fruit”! As a puppy, I approve of any cereal that supports awoo! What’s your favorite Monster cereal?
New addition to the hug! 🐶🌈 He’s unbelievably cute and customizable (though a little awkward at times when saying your name or nickname). I’m also bummed that “snail” isn’t a favorite animal option but I guess no one is perfect 😁
Here’s a photo of him in the box. I’m really happy with his outfit though.
Little in-box test. The music time incrementally goes up if you continue to press his paw! 🎶😴
You can see there’s a pause between his phrases and the name/nickname thing. But he’s still so cute.
I love how his little tail pokes out of the pants I got for him. Just adore him to bits. 🥰
Yesterday and today I visited my mom. It was a better visit than usual for me, because I was able to talk to my mom about a lot of concern and stress I had regarding her welfare and the future. I’d been keeping it all bottled up for the better part of two years, to the point of having nightmares and it affecting my everyday life, especially recently (this is somewhat related to the “things I didn’t want to go into detail about” in previous posts: basically the stress made it much harder to deal with other normal, everyday stressors).
My mom really listened to me and made me feel like everything is not all on my shoulders and like we can work together to achieve the things we want as a family even if not immediately. For now, we were able to secure another year at her current apartment, if at a much higher rent, unfortunately. But, small victories matter.
I am still stressed but I feel like a weight has been lifted off my chest and I can breathe and focus on my goals again. 💕