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I can’t believe it’s been over a year and a half since I last posted anything on this blog.  Time flies, although it wasn’t all that fun!  I was in a vortex of depression for most of that time, so it’s probably a good thing I didn’t write on here.  Things have changed so much for me in the last few months, and I find I need an outlet.  So… here I am!

With my husband living in Egypt and me in the US, my depression was really bad.  We hadn’t seen each other for almost 2 years and it was taking it’s toll on our marriage.  I was hospitalized for a week in July for my depression.  At the beginning of September I made the impulsive jump to live in Egypt with hubby until our immigration case is done.  I didn’t prepare for the move, I pretty much just up and left.  Hubby sent me a text saying that he bought me a ticket and it was for 3 days later.  So I had little to no time to pack up and get gone.

The hardest part for me is being away from my furry little loves.  I have the cat and two rabbits that I love and adore to pieces.  They have been a comfort to me in my depressed time.  I feel guilty leaving them behind.  When I decided to adopt my pets I decided it was until the end.  I never wanted to leave them with anyone else or let them go.  I chose them and it’s my responsibility to care for them.  That said, I did leave them in the US.  They are in temporary homes until I come back.  My cat is with a friend of mine and has taken to her quite well.  I didn’t want to bring her as she had just had some stress going on and lost some weight from it.  I didn’t want to further stress her out.  The rabbits are another story.  My Borio has had digestive issues for some time, and rabbits are quite sensitive to travel.  They would have to be in cargo, and might not have made it.  Plus the different water and veggies that my stomach can’t even tolerate… well I didn’t want to kill them.  They are with a coworkers daughter who works with animals.  She is very knowledgeable about rabbits and animals in general.  They are in the best hands possible, other than myself of course!  They don’t give her kisses like they give me, so that makes me feel a little better.  I know that they are ok with her, but that they love momma!

I think that’s enough info for now, but I do plan to write about some of my experiences here.  Tomorrow in particular should be interesting.  It’s Eid-al-adha and there will be many animals being slaughtered.  I have never been here for this Eid.  Hopefully it will be an enjoyable day.

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