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Thread: Anxiety, depression, laziness...Can the nameless wonder change?

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    • There is a chance that Hulky and I could move to Wisconsin later this year. I don't want to write more about this until we know more. I don't want to move there, but it may be a necessary step towards long term financial stability. I am equally terrified and excited (about the prospect of an adventure). Just in case, I've started reading about how to travel with a cat.
    • I think I'm going to do a 3-day potato hack next week, just for the hell of it. I want to see if I can make it work and maybe use it every now and then for budget purposes. The only thing is I don't want to lose weight. At least if I do, I won't need to buy new clothes? But who knows how my body will change once I start cycling in the Spring.
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    Oh, that is a big change. You are right to mentally prepare, but not obsess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pebbles67 View Post
    Oh, that is a big change. You are right to mentally prepare, but not obsess.
    Thanks for the support . See, this is why I do mention things like this around here. It is helpful to have people point out the obvious, sometimes, or to re-word things in a way that makes the concept more concrete to me. Like Tomi's thoughts on sacrifice yesterday. I cancelled my tattoo consult & appointment after talking to Hulky. I also think that getting a credit card will not be as beneficial as I'd like right now. I get 1% cash back on my debit card when I charge things as credit (which I've gotten into the habit of always doing). The best credit card rate I could find was 1.5% on all purchases, so it's not enough to make it worth it to me. AmEx has the best option (5% back on groceries), but is not accepted everywhere.

    I think preparation is kind of a keyword for me this year. I don't want to let my physical responses to emotional situations get in the way of me getting things done. Like updating my resume! That is on the to do list for the month. Once I get started, I don't think it'll be bad at all and I have no anxiety about writing it. It's the starting & the what-comes-after (the potential for change in our lives, new job for either of us, moving etc.) that scares me. I will probably ask my dad to review my resume once I get it updated with my current job. I think I have too many details in some of my old jobs that aren't really relevant for what I want to do.
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    Just a dumping ground for some things I don't feel like putting on the blog.

    I factored in buying a new winter coat in the honeymoon budget (we should have plenty if we mostly eat frugally, but still should be able to splurge on some nicer meals here & there). I'm sick of the peacoat I've had since middle school!

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    I do NOT like hooded coats, with the exception of some fur-trimmed styles.

    Of course, I should check TJ Maxx and maybe Burlington Coat Factory. I could try thrift stores, but I doubt I'd be so lucky as to find something I truly love. I suppose the only way to find out is to look!
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    How exciting that you might be moving to Wisconsin! New adventures and new opportunities! I've always believed its a good thing for young married people to move away from family and friends and start a life on their own - even if its just for a short while. It makes you totally dependent on each other and helps solidify the marriage - IMO. Please share the details as they develop so we can all share in the excitement!

    Traveling with a cat could have its challenges............. do they make travel friendly litter boxes?

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    Wisconsin...hmm...well, they, uh, have cheese. :/

    Sorry, but that is all I know of the place. If you do move I hope you find things there that you love.

    As for the coats, I love the third one though the picture on the left makes the fur color look more browny-beige than cream which makes it less desirable in my mind (I prefer the lighter fur). The second one looks sexy but not warm (so yup, exactly what you said). I could totally see you rocking leopard though I am still holding out for the 'I just skinned a monster' look.

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    Canio, thanks for the input . Yeah, I would definitely prefer cream over beige as well. It would suit my natural coloring much better. I actually have some blue faux-fur that should be enough to make a coat, but that is way beyond my sewing capabilities at this point (and my sewing machine's). I wonder if I should commission someone to make one for me from the faux fur that I have...would probably be too expensive though.
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    When I moved to NYC from Orlando, FL, we drove the cat with us. I got a disposable litter box that was pre-filled and we put it behind the driver's seat (this one but I got it at the grocery store for like $5). I also got a soft-sided carrier (this one) that the top unzipped on and she mostly just rode in there with the top open. I made sure she had a harness and leash seat-belted in though,so when we opened the door of the car she couldn't take off. Offered lots of kitty treats and water and she was fine. She didn't use the litter box until we got to our final destination but she knew it was there. My sister's cat doesn't handle stress well (my cat used to ride back and forth to my boyfriend's place in the car with me, I hated leaving her alone) so she stopped at the vet before she moved and got a stress supplement and sedative and just drugged up her cat. Your Fae seems pretty chill so that probably isn't necessary with her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Refontai View Post
    When I moved to NYC from Orlando, FL, we drove the cat with us.
    Thanks for the input! Fae definitely doesn't like car rides, but she only ever goes in the car/carrier when we take her to the vet. I was thinking I might try getting her used to a carrier & then the car over time, just so that it's a less stressful event in general. We need a new carrier anyway, as I usually borrow my parents'. We'll see if this ends up actually being necessary though... I won't have any idea about WI until later in the summer, most likely. If I do drive Fae (and presumably some of our stuff), it would be at least a two-day trip, so we'd have to make a pitstop for sleep somewhere. Flying would be faster, but I would hate to put her on an airplane .
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