Randy is my knight in shining armor. He pulls out the stops when I’m feeling bad. He’s had to work overtime lately.
It’s been a rough year and I’m already me. So, take my normal anxiety, pile a lot of horrible shit on top, and the ensuing anxiety storm is spectacular.
My baby boy is a few states away at a music festival for 4 days, so my brain is cheerfully cataloging all the ways he could be hurt or killed. It’s been super fun, you guys.
Randy knows how my brain works, kind of. Enough to know that when I’m in the shit of it, I appreciate his attempts to cheer me up. Dude has been in the background for a while, but he has made a glorious return.
But dude isn’t the only thing instrumental in cheering me up.
We have an addition to our family. This is Gertie.
Joey, my baby boy who is currently having a great time and probably perfectly fine, campaigned for a second kitty since we got Alfie in December. We finally broke down. If by broke down, I mean Randy and I fell in love with Gertie in under 3 seconds.
Gertie has been with us for over 3 weeks now and she is probably the sweetest kitty that has ever been or ever will be. Also, Alfie would beg to differ. Alfie freaked the fuck out when we brought Gertie home and proceeded to beat the shit out of her every chance he got.
Randy was totally stressed out by the situation and thought they would never get along, but they have mostly made their peace. Alfie only beats Gertie up once or twice a day now instead of continuously. Also, he finds her hilarious as evidenced by this photograph of him laughing at her jokes.
Today is my big man’s birthday, I was able to score tickets to see Elvis Costello this month for his birthday. Seeing Elvis Costello is like seeing the Beatles for Randy, so I’m feeling pretty good about that. It’s the least I can do. Not every woman gets a spouse who can keep up silly stuffed dog stories during anxiety storm season.
Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I hope you dream of cotton candy and ice cream cones that don’t melt down your arms.