Hi guys!

I wanted to drop in for a spell to make this unofficial semi-hiatus thing an official, proper hiatus. Things have been hectic in my life for a loooong time and I think now is the time to take a step back and take a proper break so I don’t sit around, worrying that I’m not getting anything done with this whole Sims thing.

Even if it’s not necessary, I do want to explain why I just need to chill. See, back in october, things got crazy at work when we were told to drop everything for three days and crunch to complete some improvements for a client at work, specifically in a relation to a project I’d been running. We worked late, had meetings in our lunch break, and it was bad enough that it affected my sleep. We got through it and were properly compensated. But it also coincided with some major changes to team structure and yeah, it was kind of intense.

After this, I had a bit of vacation time, but in that time I made the decision to get myself a little buddy. This is Mynte-Mango (Mynte is Danish for mint!) or Myma as I call her mostly:

She’s my rescue kitten, a sweet little trouble maker who’s almost six months old by now. She’s very expressive, playful, curious, and cuddly. Of course she’s my bestest little buddy. But while I love her and I don’t regret getting her, getting a kitten after a period of very high stress? Super bad idea, folks. Mega bad. I was so concerned with whether I could gain her trust, whether she was healthy, whether the minor cold she brought along with her from the shelter was going to turn out bad, whether she would shred my sofa and chew on cables… None of that has actually been a problem.

I had to take her to the vet once because of a cold infection in her eye and during that visit, I passed out. A combination of not eating enough, stress, and anxiety seemed to just get the better of me and yep, I passed out. I went to the doctor after that, just in case, to have my heart checked and have some blood samples taken. I thought there would be nothing, just the stress/anxiety/not enough food thing to blame. But it turns out my blood levels are slightly low and that’s where I’m at now. I need more samples taken to see what the cause is and then likely I’ll need supplements.

So with all this health stuff going on and my kitten and Christmas coming up and social engagements and work… I just can’t imagine getting much sims stuff done before the new year. So, I’m taking a break from the blog at least until the new year. It’ll give me time to just chill and knit and maybe catch up to some sims stories (I’m so behind and I’m sorry ☹). But also I want to write, which I’m doing lately and having a lot of fun with. I also want to get back into stuff like CC-making and maybe even a bit of coding and website styling outside of a work setting. The most important thing, though, is that I’m going to relax and take care of myself and if that means less productivity and more hours spent playing the new Animal Crossing DLC, so be it!

So, thanks for following this little bloggy blog of mine. Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year and I’ll see you when we go into 2022. Here’s to hoping it’ll have a lot less stress and more kitty cuddles.


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freja64 · November 20, 2021 at 12:02 pm

Take care, Louise, don’t worry about “the Sims*thing”. Health is more important – physical and mental. I’m going through a lot too, so I know exactly what you’re talking about…

    NotJustaBook · November 25, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Thank you, Freja. And you’re right – health is absolutely more important. I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling too and I hope you’ll feel better soon.

Jowita · November 20, 2021 at 4:09 pm

Oh no, I’m sorry you’re having health issues. On the bright side, your kitty is very sweet and I’m glad she isn’t really having any issues like you worried she would ❤️ Please take care!

    NotJustaBook · November 25, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Yeah, it’s been a little rough. I’m feeling a tiny bit better and trying to relax. My kitty is such a sweet, cuddly girl and she seems really healthy and happy. 😊 Thank you, Jowita. You take care, too. 💕

audreyfld · November 20, 2021 at 5:36 pm

Take care of yourself and enjoy the holidays. ❤️

    NotJustaBook · November 25, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Thank you, Audrey. You, too. 💕

Kymber · November 20, 2021 at 9:26 pm

You poor thing! I’m sorry life got so hectic, and you’re having some health problems. Take care of yourself, do some knitting, writing, and cuddle that sweet kittycat. Cesare says to tell her, “Hello.” He’s such a flirt. xoxo

    NotJustaBook · November 25, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Not going to lie, it’s been a little tough for a while now. Things seem to be looking up, but I definitely need this break.
    I can so imagine your kitty being a flirt. Mynte-Mango says hi back. 😁 💕

      Kymber · November 26, 2021 at 7:01 pm


Lila Remonn · November 20, 2021 at 11:03 pm

No need to worry about Sims, take good care of your health and happiness during this hiatus! We will wait patiently for your lovely sims + stories whenever you feel up to it again 😊 I hope you and adorable little Myma have a wonderful Christmas together ❤

    NotJustaBook · November 25, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Thank you Lila, I’ll try. I’m really excited about getting to share more, but energy is a little scarce lately. I hope you have a lovely Christmas as well. 💕

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