Jim is getting ready to work two , or a possible three days this week. In the meanwhile, I am gearing up for my sole day of work this term, which is this coming Friday. After all, I figured I’d try the ankle out, and if there was residual pain,well, I’d have Christmas break to lay low.
We are going to my BFF’s Juls and Tim for New Years’eve and First night. I am hoping the girls will be ok and we’ll have peace among pup kind.
Enjoy the rest of the holiday preparations and make sure you remember the reason for the season!
Jim and I went to the local supermarket, where I spent my late spring/early summer working, and decided to rectify the ingredient staple list that was cruising on empty.
Did I mention everyone else was out buying eggs, bread and milk?
With apologies to Simon and Garfunkel, the parking lot at the market was indeed mirroring” a hazy shady of winter.”I got in and picked up my sugar, vanilla and anise, along with a few other staples like coffee creamer, yogurt,eggs,sour cream and Yukon gold potatoes, and managed to escape none the worse for wear.
So for all my friends who read this, please,make sure you have something to keep you cozy and warm, even if it comes in a bottle, and if you have pets, keep them inside, make sure you’re ready for this stretch of weather.
Yes,I know it was a song in the 60’s.
But this morning when we went out for our walk,it sure was storming. Leaves and limbs and branches are scattered all over the place.
The Zusher was a trooper,and more than happy to be out exploring with Mom and Kasia.
Kasia was more intrigued with a new route with light.It was also giving her cause to contemplate where all the cars are at.
Tomorrow? Stay tuned for windy….
….for Zush’s blood work to come back.
Fortunately,we went to the vet yesterday and we got to rule out organ failure,thank God. After losing Zusher’s buddy Lola to kidney failure last week, well, suffice it to say we loved Lola, and she was a buddy.
Now, we wait to see if our girl is joining the incontinence club or just has a bad UTI.We are praying that things stabilize for her.
Every day God gives me with my girls and Jim is a blessing. They are my life.
I took these shots of Zusher and Kasia today while we were sitting on the back deck.
It has been a long week, bringing back a lot of good and sad memories. The anniversary of 9/11 was the icing on the cake.
What I’m moving forward with? Telling the people I love that I love them: you never know if you get another chance. My girls? They are getting tons of hugs and love, even more so than usual. I never know when I might not get another chance.
And to the sweetest girl, Lola?
I read a lot of dog blogs and pages and Facebook pages, and one page by LadyBug, who is a beautiful pitbull, always turns on the GOD~DOG play. I am sure they won’t mind if I borrow one phrase from them for our good friend Lola.
“Dogspeed” our friend: you will always be in our hearts. You are the best, and always will be.
You ever get stuck with someone in a setting where there is no escaping? You HAVE to be here.
The self-drama, ha, I thought, I left behind me in the city.**God forgive my little jokes on Thee and I’ll forgive the big one on me.**
On the flip side, I ran into my friend Mark and his squeeze Eileen yesterday while at work. It’s funny how much you miss a genuine friend. Sure, you think about them and think about fun times but seeing them in person, well… It’s so easy to miss good friends.
The trick is to make new ones.
….walk the girls, and meet up with my buddy Isa, and her precious son,Nathan. I was in a post-work coma, and the girls and I were functioning on auto-pilot.
As we were going down the street, all of a sudden, I hear noise like a young toddler. I turned around, and there’s Nathan and Isa. That was the first time I heard him even to attempt to call. It was really sweet.
Now we are in for the night. Work is done, my 15,000 steps are done… Life is good.