MMMM + Alright now

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.

16 thoughts on “MMMM + Alright now

  1. I know how you feel about your doggy. We had to put Greta to sleep in September. She was old and sick and suffering, and it was time. I miss that old bag of fur. I miss getting up early, I miss cleaning up after her. I miss snuggling with her at night too.
    Sorry to read about your dog. Hugs!

  2. I cried harder for the loss of one of my cats than I did for losing my mother. I told my godmother that and she got upset with me; then, about a year later, she called me and apologized because she had to put her dog down and went through the same thing. Losing a pet is awful. Sorry about your dog.

    Good songs here!

  3. What to say, what to say, what to say, I do not know what to say………..
    Losing a pet can be full of mixed emotions, that is normal…………………
    Merry Christmas………………

  4. I’m sorry for your loss. I lost two cats this past Summer and I am still pretty sad about it. I understand what you mean about a small sense of relief. I had a moment as well when I thought ” I dont have to chase the cat out of the garbage can or make sure she doesn’t pee on the bathroom floor,or spend more money on food”. Sending healing prayers your way.

  5. Awwww I’m very familiar with Rainbow Bridge… we put down a couple of Black Lab’s there and now we’re working on No.3, but this one is a pup still praise the Lord. Charlie is only about 2 1/2 & we got Cleo & she lives until she was 17 and Baby we got her when she was 9 and she lived until she was about 14 so I’d say they were with us a long while. Good dogs though… yours is probably playing around with us and having tons of fun waiting for us. ~hehehe~ Love your pickins’ on the tunes! MERRY CHRISTMAS GIRLFRIEND.. Gloria Estefan What a great tune you have found… thanks

    1. Yes, Todd was our third to have to go; his brother and sister departed early because they each got sick. This one was the strongest of the bunch but it was his time. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

  6. Claire,

    I’m sorry for your doggy loss. Death of all creatures is a certain thing sooner or later. Pets are huge responsibilities. I don’t think I’d be happy about having to get up to let one outside, especially when the weather isn’t nice. Nope, I wouldn’t like that one bit. “Christmas Through Your Eyes” is a pretty song. I have a Gloria Estefan CD and it’s on it but it’s not a Christmas album which I never could figure out why it was on there but I really like it a lot. 🙂 Here’s to you adjusting to life a little more each day without your beloved pet. Have a blessed and happy Christmas, my friend!

      1. Claire,
        The farthest south we’ve been is Naples, but I’d like to visit Miami sometime. Perhaps in a not so distant future we can plan a winter trip there. 😊 I like Gloria. Her days with Miami Sound Machine were golden!

  7. I’m sorry for your loss; our fur children really do become valued members of our family. “All Right Now” is a treasured classic but I never heard this live version before, and I did enjoy the Gloria Estaban Christmas song also. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, as much as you can.

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