In case you aren’t following along at home, last week was rough for me for two reasons: one, work was super busy and stressful from things that got thrown at us last minute and two, we had to put our old dog to sleep. We didn’t have to but it was really time. He was 14.5 and starting to decline. There’s no use in postponing the inevitable. I can tell you though, I was sad for the first couple days. And not in an “I really miss that dog” kind of way – which sounds heartless. No, I made my peace with that part of it. I was out of sorts because of all the things I no longer had to do: get up at the butt crack of dawn and take him out, clean his crate every day, feed him, be vigilant so he doesn’t go out a door, make sure he goes out often enough that he doesn’t make a mess on the floor. There was a moment when I walked out to our sunroom/family room and I just stood there, staring out the back windows, and feeling at a loss.
But we sunk ourselves into house stuff and that felt nice. Ash got Christmas shopping done with some of the kids. I cleaned and got some writing done too. (I’m not telling what – it’s trash) In general, it was a nice relaxing weekend.
Work this week should be ok; some things I have to get done then it’ll drop off after Tuesday. I plan on cleaning off my work desk, my comp desktop, writing some, and getting my brain organized. I realized this morning how many things I’ve allowed to fall by the wayside and in the new year, I have to get better.
I’ve been sharing one Xmas and one non-Xmas song so let’s keep that up. Per my title:
Did I already share this one? here’s a Christmas song that makes me cry like a little baby.