Friday Already?

Hello, hello.

I meant to have a post up on Thursday, but it’s been an emotional roller coaster type of week.

That’s what happens when you’ve had two surgeries in a relatively short time, you’re trying to to rehabilitate two body parts via life-consuming PT, your husband has lost his job, and a family member has brain cancer.

Emotional Roller Coaster has, perhaps, become “normal” for my life ….

At least, for now.

There are days when I just can’t force enough cheerfulness to write a post,

And, certainly, no one enjoys reading downer posts.

So – if I go missing from time to time, I hope you’ll understand why.

This weekend I plan to spend a lot of time outdoors.

Few things restore me as much as being outside … preferably with a camera in my hands.

Hiking, walks at the beach (with my camera – of course!), swimming, and whatever else I can think up are on the agenda.

I also hope to finalize details for a few upcoming mini-trips.

I need a change of scenery SO badly right now.

I think a few road trips might be in order just to help me keep my sanity.

I hope I can handle a little swimming if I do it one-armed and/or am extremely careful with my recovering arm.

I’ve always loved to swim, but it was too painful to do this last year or two.

It will be so fun to see that part of my life gradually return more and more.

Puppy Frank is 60 pounds at 20 weeks of age.

He’s fluffy and cute and VERY mischievous.

Fred has been having some neck/back problems again.

I’ve got him on forced rest for a few days.

I’ll try to get some photos of both of them this weekend.

Fred was just groomed last week and he’s already getting dirty again from his outdoor play and messy watermelon eating.

I’ll attempt to get some photos before his coat is filthy again!

Thanks for your patience with me as I navigate my way through all the craziness going on in my life right now.

6 Responses to “Friday Already?”

  1. Denise

    I’ve had more than a few of those “I need to get away” days over the past few months. We had three big things on our list that we needed to complete and they seemed to drag on endlessly. Fortunately the first and second are now complete and hopefully the third will be in the next week. And the weather has been delightfully in the 70’s after our recent heat wave. You have major challenges going on and it seems a little time away may be just what you need. Just don’t overdo it. And if you head up here, let me know. Hoping for the best for your family member.

    • Suzanne

      Thank you.
      Yes, I’m thinking maybe a Santa Barbara weekend…
      We’ll see if I can get away.
      I definitely need a change of scenery.

  2. Jenny Sylvester

    Sending you a big positive energy hug for you, the fur family and well..your whole family! I hope all your plans fall into place the way you need and want.

    Your level of stress over the past couple of years… YIKES! 🙁

    Love hearing what is going on in your brain and around you, however you do need some time to just deal with what is in front of you…and that is totally OKAY!

    I too love to swim. It has helped relieve some of my bad pain days but this summer my body is now reacting to the chlorine in the pool (or whatever residue chemicals are in it). Can’t afford to switch to a salt water pool right now and with my luck I’d react to that too. So I have days where I feel like I’m a failure at just existing as a human. I let myself dwell on that for a bit and then keep trying to find what works for me. Not sad, but sure do get frustrated and defeated by life sometimes. I would guess you have had some of those days too with dealing with your injuries over the years. I’m truly hopeful you and your family regain strength, security and good health again!

    • Suzanne

      Yes, it’s easy to get frustrated and defeated.
      But, I think if we keep putting one foot in front of another (eventually) the good days out weigh the bad ones. The stress of the last few years – especially the last 12 months has been overwhelming. But, I keep thinking it just HAS TO get better soon.
      fingers crossed!

  3. Linda Tustin

    (((hugs))) to you and to your family. I hope you are all going to be OK. I know your positive attitude must be helpful to your husband and your loved one who is ill.

    • Suzanne

      Thank you.
      We’re all trying to support each other.
      It has been a tough 12 months.


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