This winter has been the most stressful one of my life.

Smeric's car has been out of comission for a month after something happened with the engine. A few days ago we found out his engine needs replaced again, that's a good grand down the drain..... We HAD been sharing my car, but then suddenly the oil filter blew and there were oil shards in the engine.

After a brutal week of BOTH of us being carless and being at the mercy of our friends and family for rides and moral support, we are now mobile again. My parents worked fast to find a good car on craigslist that will hopefully get me through this next year. It's a 2004 Chevy Cavalier! Blue, just like smeric's, but one year older!

My depression has been relatively in remission, but my stress levels and anxiety have been through the roof. Petco has been extremely stressful. I'm now working 30+ hours a week since the one girl just quit, and I have been doing dog training classes on top of that. School starts back up next week, so between that and work I don't get a day off for at least 2-3 weeks!

I'm surviving though, thanks to all the wonderful people in my life. Things are slowly recovering. I started my period today too. So I'm going to lay in bed and enjoy my day off, breathing a sigh of relief.