Dentist experience update

We survived this week and can now enjoy the weekend! How was your week? Mine was spent dealing with my least favorite kind of doctor, the dentist. I went to one earlier in the week because she was right around the corner, but she was anything but helpful. Not only was she not helpful, but she also lied. First, she told me that she was unable to pull my tooth and she needed to send me to an oral surgeon, and she also said the tooth was not infected. None of this made sense to me because my husband had a tooth pulled that was even worse than mine.

Considering I was desperate to get this tooth taken care of before we went on our vacation to celebrate my husband’s birthday, I called my original dentist. The only reason I did not go to her in the first place is that she is a little further away and I was trying to get things done during a long lunch break at work. I ended up calling my normal dentist and having the x-ray sent to her and she said she could pull the tooth for me.

I left work at lunch yesterday and went to the dentist to have her pull my tooth. I was a nervous wreck because I have never had a tooth pulled before and I am already terrified of all dentists. For someone who hates all dentists and fears them to an irrational level, I do like the dentist. It helped that she let me have her little dog on my lap while she pulled my tooth. The little dog was so sweet and just laid on my lap and offered a lot of comforts. The entire process was not too bad, but it was not fun either. Of course, when they did the shots to numb my mouth it hurt, but not for too long. The cracking sounds when she was pulling the tooth were a little uncomfortable.

Once the numbing medication wore off, I was in pain last night. I was only able to eat soft foods but could not eat much because I was very nauseous, which was probably because of the infection the first dentist said I did not have. Things were better today, but I was still not feeling 100%, but I did work today. Thankfully, work has been very slow, so I did not have to do too much. Overall, I highly recommend therapy dogs be at doctor’s and dentist’s offices because they make the experience much better.

Thank you for visiting my site today. The reason I have been absent from blogging is because of the tooth pain, but now that is all taken care of, and I am thankful the weekend is here because I need to rest. After the traumatic experience of having my tooth pulled and fearing the dentist, I think I could sleep for an entire day! I hope you have had a good week and you are able to enjoy your weekend. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Pet Therapy

For those that view their pets more like a member of their family, it is easy to develop a close, long-lasting, and loving bond with them. Animals have amazing intuition and instincts of how we are feeling at any given time. I can speak from experience considering the fact I live in constant pain, and I have noticed my cats seem to be aware of where I am hurting.

Unfortunately, I do not think animals are given credit for their abilities and too many are not loved and respected the way they should be. I detest seeing stories about animals being mistreated and abused because none of them deserve this type of treatment. I will never understand why some people have pets when they are not willing to care for them and provide them with a loving and safe home. My cats are spoiled rotten, and I would rather ensure they have food than myself having what I need.

Recently, I had to miss work due to increased pain. I have always known that pure love from our cats can make anything better, but they took it to a new level last week😊! While I was out of work I had the best kind of medicine ever, it was personal and dedicated kitty therapy😊! We have three cats and they all participated in helping me to rest and feel better. When I have a terrible headache, which happens frequently, our cats think they can make it better by laying on or near my head and purring so sweetly! They typically will lay on whatever part of my body is hurting and can help that pain so much.

Many people only view cats as small creatures that cannot protect their owners and do not see how special they are or think of them as an annoyance. There are numerous ways that a cat helps people. A cat’s purr can relieve stress, feelings of anxiety, and depression. Your cat’s purr can help you to heal from illness faster and to live a happier life! Cats are better than any human doctor or psychologist.

Anytime I am having a bad day, am stressed, or upset our cats can sense something is wrong immediately. I remember when I was devastated when I was laid off from my job, our cats did everything they could to console me, laying on my lap and purring! It seems to bother them tremendously when they see me crying and it almost makes them just as sad.

Do you have any pets, and do you consider them your family? If you have any pets, do you feel they help you feel better daily? There is no denying the fact that animals love unconditionally and are more loyal than most humans. What I do not understand is why so many animals are abandoned and mistreated because all they need is love. When humans are mistreated and or abused by another human, the abuser faces serious criminal charges, right? In my opinion, a human that abuses or neglects an innocent animal should face criminal consequences just as seriously as if they were abusing another human.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you are enjoying your weekend and you found some meaning in what I have shared today. I would love to read you comments and will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Pick-Me-Up Thursday

I am not going to say happy Thursday because I prefer thinking about today as Friday eve! The weeks seem to feel much longer than normal and I cannot figure out why! The only thing that has changed is the weather is much cooler, which I do like because I do not do well when it is super HOT! The weather has been much easier to tolerate, which makes sleep better! I do feel rather lucky because one of our cats feels she MUST sleep with me all night long. The other night the poor little girl cuddle up and did not move once, which caused me to wake up with my arm dead asleep😊! After a long day dealing with people that want to complain, my cats are one of the only things that make everything better.

Yesterday, I had my second one-on-one meeting with my supervisor, which I used to dread or panic about but I do not anymore. Not only do I have one of the best supervisors I have ever had, but I also have an amazing team to work with😊. These are things that make going to work easier as we are working more than we are at home enjoying life. Of course, I do work from home, but I am meaning home doing nothing but relaxing with my sweet and loving cats!

Thankfully, we are near the end of the week, which makes the weekend MUCH closer. At this point, we can almost taste the weekend😊! Even though the weekend is so close, we do still have a little left of this week, so I think we could all use a little pick-me-up! I have been fond of this quote since I first found it because I think it is incredibly true. I have always believed that no one comes into our lives by accident and all the events that we have experienced happened for a reason, even the ones we did not enjoy or regretted. The people that have come into our lives and everything we have been through have made us as strong as we are today!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I shared and you found the quote meaningful. I do hope you are having a good week and staying calm and stress-free as much as you can. I am looking forward to reading your comments and promise to respond as quickly as possible. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Pick-Me-Up Thursday

Happy Friday eve, y’all! There is NO better way to view Thursday, than Friday eve because it makes us know the week is almost over! How has your week been? All I will say about my week is, I am glad it is almost over. The good thing about the weeks now is, the weather is finally cooling down and we are not dealing with temperatures being in the high 90’s because that is miserable. What temperature do you think is perfect? I would love it if it could be in the 70’s year around or just NEVER too much above 80. I enjoy hoodie weather because it is cozy!

Our workweek is coming to an end and we only have one day left to get through, which should not be anywhere near as bad as the first few days of the week! Even though I am glad the week is almost over, I do like my job and have a chance to work with a great team, especially my supervisor😊! Even with that said, I do still encounter some people I would rather not because they have a negative outlook and attitude. I have learned through my years, sometimes the best thing to say to people is nothing at all because they do not deserve our time! This can be true at work and not at work as it is up to us who we allow into our lives and to who we give our time and attention.

I am sure you are looking forward to the weekend, right? Do you have any plans for the upcoming weekend? I know I sound boring, but I feel the best plan for a weekend is no plans at all. Honestly, our weeks are always planned out for us and most of the time not doing what we want to do, so I think weekends should not have any forceable plans. The weekend should be ONLY doing what we want to do and nothing we do not find enjoyable and happy😊! Of course, my weekends always include being available for the cats and catering to their every little furry need!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and you found the quote meaningful. Life is short and we need to live life to the fullest, which sometimes means eliminating those that bring us down and make us miserable. I look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Show love and respect for animals!

What does it mean to be an empathetic person? To be an empathetic person is to show an ability to understand and share feelings with another person. After reading what it means, do you think you are an empathetic person? Is it possible to feel too much empathy for others? I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I am a very empathetic person. I would never say anyone can feel too much empathy because I believe everyone’s feelings are meaningful and should be respected. Of course, I can admit that I am an emotional person and act based on emotions before logic most of the time!

On Monday, I learned one of my co-workers lost one of her cats. Her poor cat was hit by a car and sadly, her kitty did not survive. This struck a cord in my mind because I remember losing our cat, Chloe, and know how incredibly painful this is. Unfortunately, when my co-worker was taking her cat that was hit by a car to be cremated, her other kitten escaped her home. I know how hard it was losing one cat and cannot imagine losing two within two days. I was in tears Monday when I learned about the first kitty and then last night was hysterical because it broke my heart for my co-worker.

In my heart and mind, I think animals are important and full of love. My husband and I have three cats and we treat them like they were our children because, for all intensive purposes, they are. I cannot imagine life without them because they bring SO much joy to our lives and for that, we make sure they have everything and then some they need. When I see things about animals being mistreated, it makes me so angry because animals are the only creature that loves unconditionally and they do not judge, as most humans do.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I know this is a rather sad post, but I hope it resonates with you and you understand what empathy means. I am looking forward to reading your comments and I promise to respond as quickly as I can. Remember, if you have a pet to give him or her a little extra love. If you do not have any pets, remember to always be kind to all animals! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Unintentional Break

It has been a few days since I have done a post and the reasons do not make a lot of sense. I took Friday off from work because it was my birthday. The last thing I wanted to do on my birthday was deal with frustrating and demanding people. I normally never work on my birthday because I think it should be a day to do what I want to do. Of course, I did not get to do most things I wanted to, but I did not wake up at 6:30 AM, which was nice!

Considering it was a day off during the week, I did take our older cat to the doctor on Friday only so he could continue to get his asthma medication prescribed. Even though his doctor is only about a mile and a half from our house, he HATES car rides and gets incredibly scared. It was good timing for him to go to the doctor because he seemed to not feel well. When I say this cat has many expressions and it is undeniable to not be able to read them, I mean it! It is heartbreaking when he does not feel well because I feel helpless☹. His appointment went well, and the doctor said that the issues he was experiencing were more than likely allergies which are intensified by his asthma. He has spent the last few days very lethargic, but he is finally starting to be more himself now😊!

Saturday was my 11th wedding anniversary. It is insane that we have been married for 11 years because it seems like yesterday when we were married. My husband and I had a beautiful and small wedding, which was the way we wanted it to be. I do still remember every second of the day we were married. Unfortunately, I did not have anyone to give me away, but we came up with our way to handle that and it was perfect😊. I did not want to walk down the entire aisle alone, so we met halfway, which I still think is a perfect way to start a marriage. I think a marriage should always give and take!

I am so thankful that we were married while my husband’s grandmother was still with us because she was an incredibly beautiful and loving lady, and I am honored and blessed to have known and loved her and be loved by her. My husband’s grandfather had passed away several years before our wedding, but his spirit was still felt there. A picture that was taken had a bubble that appeared to have a smiley face in it, which I still believe was his late grandfather. I did get emotional a few times that day. The first time was before I walked out the door to start walking down the aisle. I asked my maid of honor to look and see if my father was there. Unfortunately, he was not, and it broke my heart into pieces, but I had to keep it together because the wedding was about to start. I was also sad because my late grandfather was unable to be there, but I did feel his love.

Our wedding was amazing, and I am thankful for those that were able to attend. I was very happy and stress-free the day we were married, which is huge for me because I am normally a massive stress case! It has honestly taken me many years to get over the hurt I felt that day. I do understand why my late grandfather was unable to be there. As I have mentioned in previous posts, my late grandfather was a pro-golfer and there was an event for him the day I was married. Plus, he was living in Massachusetts, and I was in North Carolina. I do still struggle with the sadness, disappointment, hurt, and pain that my father did not come to see me get married. It has been 11 years and I am finally realizing, it was more his loss than mine and I am sorry for him that he missed the happiest day of my life.

I am off from work again tomorrow and we do have some fun plans made to celebrate both my birthday and our anniversary. We are going to do something I have been wanting to do for a while now but wanted to be sure I was not alone. I am finally going to be getting the daith piercing and I am extremely excited. Yes, I know it will hurt, but I deal with pain all the time anyways, so I do not think it could be any worse😊! I might also get the helix piercing as well because I think it looks cute!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you are enjoying your weekend and doing the things that make YOU happy! Weekends and life are SO short, so we need to try living life to the fullest! I look forward to reading your comments and will respond as quickly as possible. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Pick-Me-Up Thursday

Happy Friday eve, y’all! How has your week been? It seems to have been a long and exhausting week, but as my late Grandfather always said, someone else is always going through something worst. Of course, one reason my week has felt long is because of pain, but the thing about pain is it lets you know that you are still alive. Maybe that is my way of coping with it because I am aware some of the pain I deal with is never going away.

It has been a couple of years, but I mentioned how it felt when we lost our dear sweet cat, Chloe. That kind of pain is emotional and it is awful. Unfortunately, a lady I work with lost her dog yesterday and I know the pain she is suffering, which breaks my heart for her and her family. Physical pain is awful, but I think emotional pain is far worse. I know it is not much, but all I can tell this lady I work with is that I understand and I am here for her anytime she needs to talk. I also know right now the pain is so raw, she does not want to talk but that I will be available when she is. I still remember the pain from losing Chloe and still break down in tears when I think about her.

We are towards the end of the week and have the weekend to look forward to. We do still have one more day to make it through, but considering we survived the first part of the week, I hope the last part will be much easier. I do believe we could all benefit from a little pick-me-up to lift our spirits! I hope the quote I am sharing today offers you support to help you to shine as bright as you can. No matter what we go through in this crazy life, there is always something positive that makes us smile😊. It is crucial to look on the bright side because things can always be worst.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope your week has gone well and you are looking forward to the weekend ahead of us. We all go through different struggles in life, but when we learn someone we know is struggling I think it is important to offer our kindness, compassion, and support! I am looking forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Inspirational Wednesday

Happy mid-week, the halfway point in our short week means we are much closer to the weekend returning. How has your week been going so far? The good news is that we only have a couple of days left before we are back to the peaceful times of the weekend, so I think we can handle it😊! I am going to try to do a post every day this week because it helps me to unwind and come to terms with the stresses of the week. I am hoping to not miss a day of posts and that the week is not too incredibly stressful!

Even though it is a short week, the days can become stressful and we can lose hope for better days. At the halfway point in the week, I think we can all benefit from an inspirational quote, which I hope will inspire you and help you through the rest of the week. Oftentimes, the only thing that helps me through the pain of multiple sclerosis and the stresses of life our the love and compassion of my loving husband and adorable cats. After a long day watching the way our cats play with one another is hilarious and always makes me laugh😊. It amazes me how animals love without any expectations or ulterior motives and are so forgiving!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and you found the quote inspiring. I hope you are having a good week and it will only get better over the next couple days. I look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Sunday Thoughts

Happy Sunday! Unfortunately, our weekend is almost over and it does not feel like we even had one. Crazy how incredibly fast the weekends go by, isn’t it? How has your weekend been? My weekend has been uneventful, which I do enjoy. My outside kitty has come to visit me every night, except for when it is raining. She has become more comfortable with me and even tried to get on my lap when I was visiting with her last night. It might sound mean, but I did not let her because I am unsure if she has fleas and I do not want my three precious inside cats to get fleas because that would not be fair to them.

Of course, like always two of my three cats did wake me up yesterday at 6:30 AM, but they did not bother me this morning! Even though they did not wake me, I was still awake early. I have been able to sit with each of them and watch TV during these two short days of our weekend. They all enjoy spending time on my lap and snuggling, which I must admit I also enjoy, well until Willow thinks it would be fun to nip at me. My husband tries telling me they are love bites, but they do hurt sometimes.

I know we do not have a choice, but are you ready for the week to begin tomorrow? Honestly, I could use a few more days to rest and recuperate, but I know that is not an option. I suppose the only thing we can do is accept our fate and take the last few hours to get ready for the new week. Hopefully, the week will not be near as bad as I am expecting and it will be filled with opportunities and hope! I do know that the three cats are not happy the week is beginning tomorrow because they much prefer to have me around all the time, even when they are sleeping!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you have enjoyed your weekend and stayed as safe as possible. I am working on a post that I hope to complete soon. I will give you a clue as to what it is about, manipulation. I look forward to your comments and will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Animal love is pure!

No matter how hard we may try, we do not and may never understand their language. Unfortunately, we cannot know with 100% certainty if they can understand everything, we say to them because they clearly do not speak our language. In a country that contains massive levels of discrimination due to what I consider the fear of the unknown, how are so many able to form bonds with animals? Maybe those that are full of hatred are unable to form strong connections with animals because they can sense evil. A huge difference between humans and animals is they love unconditionally and do not judge anyone based on anything besides the way they treat others.

For as long as I can remember, I have always had a strong love for animals. My love and appreciation for animals extend to all animal life because each one is an innocent and precious creature in need of love, safety, and kindness. I cannot remember a time in my life I did not have a pet. One thing some people are going to either agree with or think is crazy is I believe my pets are more than just a pet, they are part of my family.

 Currently, my husband and I have three precious and loving cats, all of which are indoor only! Each one of our cats has a unique personality and antics to fit that personality. Our oldest is Sundance. He is a big ball of fur and love. Sundance has clear expressions that show what he is feeling. Let’s just say, he could never play poker😊! When we lost Chloe a few years ago, the sadness in his eyes was painful and broke our hearts because we did not have a way to explain it to him. The times when Sundance was sick, the lookout of his beautiful blue eyes was heartbreaking because I could not fix it for him☹.

Sundance being silly

Sundance was mourning and lonely, so we decided to get him a friend. Sundance was not used to being an only child and even had siblings before we adopted him. While I was working in our home office, I would often hear Sundance crying because he was lonely. We adopted Willow and Luna, aka Lunatic after losing Chloe. The truth is we meant to only adopt Willow, but when we went to pick her up, there was another kitten with her that was on her way to PetSmart to be put up for adoption.

Willow

Willow is a beautiful girl with the most unique and unusual personality. She takes time to trust people and is very standoffish. Willow loves spending time on her own but also enjoys laying on my lap, snuggling with Sundance (even when he is not in the mood for it), and playing with anything in her sight. Although she looks sweet and innocent, she can be extremely aggressive with her siblings, which forces me to break things up!

Luna being cute!

Luna, aka Lunatic’s personality, is very fitting to her name. On the day we adopted the girls, she seemed to know what was going on. She decided that she wanted to come home with us. She went into the carrier we had and made herself comfortable and ready for the ride home. Luna was showing off for my husband by rolling over and doing adorable little “tricks”. She without a doubt manipulated my husband, but I am glad she did. Not only does she enjoy playing with her siblings and the numerous toys, but she loves to cuddle and sleeps with me most nights. Due to a medical condition, Luna does not meow like other cats and has awful breath, but she does make the funniest and cutest little noises. Despite her breath being deadly, she is so full of love that you just can’t help loving her😊!

Camie rolling around

Recently, I noticed a couple of stray cats roaming around our house. Two of the looks like they are from the same litter. Of course, I started putting food out for them. My husband did tell me to not feed them and to not get too attached because we cannot have another cat. After all, it would cause our cats too much stress. It only took me a couple of days to get one of the kittens to trust me. She went from keeping her distance and growling at me to allowing me to pet her and now she is more interested in my attention than the food I put out for her. I have named the two cats that look like sisters, Cali, and Camie😊! Unfortunately, my husband knows me too well and I am attached to Camie because she is too cute, loveable, and playful!

The crazy thing is, when I was younger, I had cats. One was Eagle and the other was Jake, both were indoor/outdoor cats. Sadly, both were hit by a car and did not survive. After my 2nd indoor/outdoor cat was hit by a car, I somehow because allergic to cats. Several years ago, while working at an apartment community, there was a neighborhood pregnant cat. This mama cat had her kittens under my desk and did not want them moved. I was the only person the mama cat would let touch her kittens, needless to say, I managed to overcome my cat allergies!

I do not think I will ever understand how allergies work. I do know my allergies are not seasonal because I endure them year-round. Maybe I can blame Gilenya for my allergies. I will be forever thankful my cat allergies went away because I could not imagine life without my sweet, funny, loving, and adorable cats. Life without unconditional love from an animal would be sad. I know many people do not want the responsibility of a pet but will never understand how anyone could not love animals. It seems it would take a heartless and selfish person to not at least like animals!

I know the weekends are never long enough, but I hope you enjoyed the weekend. We are starting a new week and a new month today, which I hope has a lot of great opportunities for everyone. We sometimes need to make our own magic and happiness, which is why we need to find the good in each day. Yes, it can be challenging at times, but there is something wonderful in each day even if we have to look a little harder.

I hope you enjoyed this post and you have a wonderful start to the week. I know it is not easy, but try to stay as cool as possible and stress free. I am looking forward to reading your comments and will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa