Saturday, 9 February 2013

20.

This post is a little late in coming, I was going to get this posted last night but we got back late and I didn't get round to it.

Anyway, I turned 20 yesterday! I don't usually like my own birthdays but I've grown to tolerate them over the years (I really don't like people making a fuss, I'm not the most sociable person so I find them a bit difficult!) but I had a really lovely time yesterday. We really needed it after the week we've had (I'll add a note about this at the bottom). We went out to eat at my favourite restaurant and overall I had a really nice night!



Instead of a birthday cake I had chocolate orange cheesecake, and it was divine! There's still half left but I don't think it will be around for long!

I received a lot of lovely gifts. My parents bought me my new phone a few weeks ago, my sister bought me a book and I received a lot of edible presents!

My aunt bought me this card because she thought it looked like me with short hair, haha!


The other good news is that this is the first birthday I've had in years that hasn't been icy. Unfortunately the snow is supposed to be going back tomorrow but this is the first year I've managed to avoid it on my birthday. I'm definitely ready for Spring to make an appearance now.

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend!

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I really hate to end this post on a really awful note, but I didn't want to make a separate post to mention this because it would be too difficult.

We found out on Monday that Thomasina has cancer. She's been given steroids and they've really perked her up. She's still doing bizarre things like sleeping in the sink and sneezing, but aside from that she's like her normal self and she's begining to put weight on again, which is good. Unfortunately there isn't anything else that they can do and she won't be with us for much longer. I've had her since I was six years old and I can't imagine life without her and I know it's going to break my heart. I wanted to mention it on here sooner rather than later, I hope you all understand that this means that I'll probably vanish from here for a little while at some point. I also know that I talk about her a lot on here and Twitter and Instagram and it would be better if I explained what was going on and that it's easier to explain now rather than later on. 


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On a lighter note, is anybody doing anything nice this weekend?


17 comments:

  1. So sad to hear about Thomasina, my thoughts and well wishes are with you, it's an awful thought that she's in pain and she can't tell you as easily as humans can. If you ever need to talk about it, I'm always there on Twitter/Instagram, been through it all myself more times than I can remember :/ Anyway, glad to hear you had a good birthday, that cheesecake looks wayyyy too nice, food jealousy is a bad bad thing! xxx

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    1. Thank you lovely, that really does mean a lot! Fortunately she's not in too much pain at the moment. I keep trying to remind myself that she has had an incredibly happy life and I'm grateful that she isn't suffering too much.

      Thank you! The cheesecake was seriously amazing! I've eaten so much of it today, it's so sicky but so so good! x

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  2. Happy belated birthday honey! It's good to hear you had a nice time. That cheesecake looks beyond delicious. :)

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    1. Thank you lovely! The cheesecake was so good! There's not much left of it now though! x

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  3. I always have cheesecake on my birthday instead of birthday cake :) Always the same one too! Morrisons 'The Best' Millionaires Cheesecake. Omnomnom I could eat it all day long! I'm glad you have a lovely day! I too am not fond of birthdays, well.. the getting older part anyway, once I hit 20 I was like.. NOOOOOOO! :P

    I'm really, REALLY, sorry to hear about Thomasina!! :( I can only imagine what you are going through right now, hell.. I've cried just thinking about loosing Bella and that (hopefully) won't happen until some time far in the future, but you've had your kitty since you were just a baby yourself! You take all the time you need to pull through it, I feel sad just thinking about it :( I hope she isn't in too much discomfort during the time you have left with eachother. Give her a kiss from me :) ~ ♥ ~

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    1. I don't usually have cheesecake but I was in The Cheesecake Shop and that one was calling me! Haha, turning 20 definitely made me feel old!

      Thank you lovely! Monday was nightmarish and I couldn't stop crying, but I think I'm very slowly beginning to come to terms with it. I think it will probably hit me all over again when it happens but I'm incredibly grateful that she isn't in pain. She was even meowing at me for food this morning! I will do! I hope you have your Bella for many many years to come! x

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  4. Oh God! So sorry to hear about that! At least you know about it, so you can enjoy her company for the time is left... I suddenly lost a cat-friend five years ago and it was really hard to me.
    All my love and support to you. I totally understand your absence from here. Just take your time to recover ♥

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    1. Thank you honey! That's very true, I am very glad that we know so it isn't such a huge shock and we can appreciate her all the more! The vet said she could have as much as a couple of months left so we are definitely making the most of all the time we have with her. Of course, she doesn't know what's going on so she is making the most of all the fuss and kitty treats we have been giving her! x

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  5. Oh how heartbreaking :( I am so sorry to hear about Thomasina, she is a beautiful kitty, and it just doesn't seem fair that our feline companions can't be around us forever! But she has had a wonderfully pampered life by the sounds of it and she has been very much loved, not much more a cat can ask for is there? My childhood cat Cleo died when I was 11, she lived to the ripe old age of 18(!), and I was distraught when she left, so I can imagine how you are feeling lovely, just take it easy and enjoy your time with her! Sending all my love to you and Thomasina ♥

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  6. Thank you, I know, it seems regardless of how prepared we think we are for it it still shocks us when we realise that they won't be here with us forever! Wow, 18 is a really big age! Thomasina would have been 14 in May, so she has definitely had a long life! Thank you! x

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  7. Hello Claire, sorry I'm late with this. I'm so sorry to hear about Thomasina - that's not adding anything of value but I just wanted you to know that someone else is thinking of you and very much empathising with you.

    X

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    1. Thank you lovely, that's incredibly kind of you to say. It's actually been a bit overwhelming how kind everyone has been! She has really brightened up the past few days so I'm hoping that we will have her with us for a few more weeks yet. x

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  8. Hello my dear, i was away for the whole week and didnt had the chance to even check my blog. So happy extremely late b-day!!! Wish you the best and only the best for you and your beloved ones. I am really sorry for Thomasina. Is not fair to lose someone, animal or a person you love but look the bright side if you can. Cancer is a very painful disease and Thomasina will be in peace. Stay strong and for whatever i can help i am here!!!! :)

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    1. Thank you!

      Fortunately Thomasina doesn't seem to be in much pain at the moment (or at least she didn't when I caught her scratching the hell out of my carpet this morning!) so I'm hoping we have some time with her yet and I hope that she live out the rest of her life here with us in peace. I'm trying very hard to look on the bright side and I think I'm finally coming to terms with it a little bit. Thank you so much for your kind words lovely! x

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  9. *hug* hope you're okay sweetie xxx

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    1. Thank you lovely. I'm feeling a bit better about it now (well, as 'better' as you can feel about something like this). I think I will be devastated when it happens but I'm dealing with it a lot better now. x

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