Saturday, February 16, 2013
Guess I better add some news here. So far it hasn't been a great year. My Dad died on January first. It was somewhat unexpected to be as quick as it was, but it did mean he didn't suffer as I have heard that melanoma can be a cruel way to die. In his last days he quickly went downhill, but was in little pain. I was glad I was able to be home to be with him and my mom during that time. I stayed at home with my mom most of January to help with things and returned home at the end of the month.
Things here need tending to and I feel somewhat out of the loop in my own life. Others have moved on and it is hard to catch up with everything. The Curves I have been a member of going on 10 years is closing at the end of the month and I will miss it. Valentine's Day. I didn't sleep well during the night. Not really sure why. I wasn't stressed about anything, I was supposed to meet with someone about some work and was actually looking forward to that, but now I was tired in the morning. My husband made it nicer and got me breakfast and a sweet surprise. The day was actually quite nice except for the persistent low back pain I couldn't quite shake.
Last night I let my dog out before bed. Around here the weather has been different...cold days, warm days, snow, rain. and sometimes it has been all of these in the same day! Last night it was chilly, but warm enough for the local skunk to be doing some exploring. Well, you guessed it...my poor dog went around the corner of the house and well let's say they both were surprised!
In the house I started to smell the excitement. I believe there was a gate between the two animals so there was no extra going on and my poor dog is 17 years old and going blind so I don't think she had any idea what had just happened. Needless to say I was giving a good bath to her soon after and was up to past 3AM needing to bathe, dry, brush, and extra blow dry my hairy mutt. Then do some laundry. Sleep wasn't easy as it smelled awful all night long.
It was a "perfect" ending to Valentines day, don't you think? More cleaning today to help get rid of the smell. Then tonight I dropped 2 large cast iron skillets on my foot! As I write my foot is being iced.
Maybe things will get better tomorrow!