It’s been a looonnnnggg couple of weeks. I’m still working everyday in the office, so that’s adding a lot of commute time into the daily schedule. But what else?
I’m taking this opportunity during my commute to work through some audiobooks on CD. I’ve finished three so far, after getting a bit of a slow start. I count this as purging – because after I finish them they can move on to new, bookish homes! Sadly my most recent book had a recording error and disc 6 had the same tracks as disc 5! I wasn’t able to hear the end of the book! Thankfully the library has the audiobook version, so all is not lost.
Yellow had to go back to the vet yet again today. This time to have his wound staples redone. About a third of his armpit wound has closed, but the rest of that sucker is stubbornly holding on. He was not pleased when I picked him up to once again rudely shove him into the carrier, so he expressed his strong dissatisfaction by peeing on me. I mean, some might say he was just scared, but let’s be real, I’m pretty sure he was just pissed off. I can’t blame him. Once again though, within a few minutes of our arrival at home, he was willing to forgive me. He has been enjoyed some loves, and some lap time and and extra lunch meal as I suck up to him. Of course, I did get smart this time and trimmed his claws last night before this morning’s caging attempt. I do, at least sometimes, learn things.
I continue to be disappointed at the divisiveness and meanness that is exhibited by so many. I wonder if when we all look back on these days in a few years, if some people will reflect and feel the slightest bit of shame about how they treated other people. I guess we will have to see.
My dad’s birthday was last week. I miss the conversations about world events and his guidance on things. I miss sitting with him watching the evening news. Each year is another year where I have new experiences that I don’t get to share with him, and that is hard.
Last night I had book club – a chance to talk about interesting reads with a wonderful group of kind supportive women. It is still summer, but the evenings have cooled off, so we spent the evening in my friend’s conference room, which has a nice view of the city and the bay. Sunset photos anyone?
I’ve been on some nice walks around town and the beach, and that always helps me find my happy place.
I hope you are all enjoying the Labor Day weekend with friends, family and loved ones. Cheers to the last days of summer!