Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments on the passing of Annabelle. We're all doing a lot better now, but the first couple of days after were very hard. I'm constantly watching Joey now, looking for the slightest sign of depression or mopiness, because now I'm so paranoid that he's going to get really depressed since she's not here anymore and just start wasting away. So far, I think he's fine--he's still eating, and aside from being a little clingier than usual, it doesn't seem like anything's changed. I still get a little catch in my heart, though, when I walk into the bedroom and see him curled up in a sunbeam all by himself, when he used to have Annabelle next to him. I just don't know if I'm projecting my feelings of sadness and loneliness on to him, or if he really is sad and lonely. I guess all I can do is wait and watch, huh?
I also feel guilty that now he's the odd cat out in the household, because Blackjack and Kino are their own little pair, and now Joey has no one. I feel like he needs a companion, but want to wait until a bit more time passes to get another friend for him.
The house is going along pretty well. We bought a table for the hallway between the front room and the back rooms, along with a mirror to top it. DH has also really made his video game room look very nice, and when we get the pictures hung in there I will be sure to take pictures. We're also waiting on the delivery of our new couch, which hopefully should come in the next week or so. Can't wait for that! :)
The majority of the stuff we need to do for the house is to just buy stuff
. We need pictures for the walls, tables and barstools--I didn't realize just how much space we had to fill until we moved in! Even my kitchen cabinets are twice as large!
I'd better get moving and keep on unpacking. Sometimes I wonder if we'll ever be done....