Thanks to the holiday I thought it was Monday all day yesterday. I missed an appointment and I missed my “Toostie Tuesday” post, among other things. Today I still feel a bit off. And I am grateful it will be a short week.
I have talked about my chocolate lab before. She was a digger and chewer as a pup. She will be 14 years old in December. In the past year she has really aged. She had a mini-stroke earlier this year which aged her even more. She recovered from the mini stroke for the most part, but can no longer go running with me and a quick walk around the block is just too hard on her. The vet said there is nothing we can really do for her except make sure she is comfortable, eating, drinking etc. So that’s what we have been doing. Some days she seems to be doing well, other’s I hold my breath until I see she is breathing and/or moving. I know it’s just a matter of time. And it’s very difficult to think about. Especially since the last couple days she seems it have gotten all her puppy love of digging and chewing back!
Don’t let all the grey hair fool you, she can dig and chew again with the best of them! And yes that is a treat, not for digging or chewing; it was for getting a bath. Nonetheless I have spent a great amount of time the last couple of days cleaning up her digging and chewing adventures in the yard! What is so sad about the whole thing is it reminds me of when I have experienced death in a number of people close to me, they got a last burst of energy and clarity not long before they passed away. I can only assume dogs are the same way?
I have also talked about “I will Be Happy When”, I person very close to me is there now. And they are in deep.They are completely consumed by their “I will Be Happy When”. I can’t make this person see anything different. Or anything else. And it breaks my heart. Although it has been going on quite some time, after the latest blow, I am not sure how much lower this person can go. The weight of worry I am carrying is heavy.
We had a nice quiet BBQ on Monday. Lots of yummy food and laughs. So far this week studying has continued to be time-consuming, but doable. Running has gone well. Buckaroo and Princess are both doing very well. Keeping up with social media has not gone so well. I am trying to choose a half marathon. And I am still waiting to hear about jobs. I also learned I am being re-evaluated for the job I really, really want. I missed yoga this morning but I am looking forward to a run this evening. I am slowly finding my footing with this back to school thing.
But you know what? I really wouldn’t know what to do with myself if my life wasn’t so busy.
Break time is over.
How is your week going?
Did the holiday throw off your week?
Have you ever been to “I will Be Happy When”?
Have you found a heart yet? I am looking to put together as many as I possibly can!
Until next time, always be true to yourself and think like a boss!