The other day my friend connected me with her friend who was seeking help with their anxious dog.
We connected via email and I sent her some availability to do a meet and greet this week.
A day went by and then I got an email back from her that she was confused; she thought I was a retired lady, not a SAHM with kids.
Continue reading Embracing it
I’m writing a book! You can read the first chapter of my memoir by clicking here. You can also read the preceding commentary by clicking here. Thank you for your comments so far, looking forward to more feedback.
* * *
Today has been a continuation of last night’s shit show. Rhetorical question: how does one parent teens?
Seriously, the amount of stuff on the calendar between last night and the end of this coming weekend is unusually heavy due to a tournament, a kid having been sick, a last minute sleepover birthday party requiring a drop off and a pickup which required some really complicated communications with another set of parents, a bunch of re-organized parent-teacher interviews that caused more, not less stress due to a the above mentioned tournament and…dog sitting.
Here’s the thing.
Continue reading Adventures in dog walking and dog sitting
This one is appropriate whether you have kids, or pets (or in some cases, spouses). They’re all home-wreckers! Ha.
Saw that at a winery. 😀
Continue reading Inspirational welcomes at the front door
Yesterday was all about physical labour.
Physical labour, I’ll have you know, is good for you. 🙂 It’s cheaper than a gym membership, for one thing, not to mention being outside in summer weather is good for your mental health. The work, especially if it’s your own work (maintaining your own home) contributes to a certain type of well being that feeds the soul, you know? It pays back, so to speak. You can look at the finished product and pat yourself on the back and say “I contributed to this”.
Daily grind housework doesn’t feel quite the same. I mean, when I do six loads of laundry AND put it all away in the same day, which is practically unheard of around here, I don’t pat myself on the back and say ‘well done’. I just do it (or procrastinate about it). Same with the endless dishes and kitchen debris. That stuff never ends although when I see a clean and tidy counter prior to going to bed, and more importantly when I get up for coffee the next day, I do feel a sense of ‘glad I put the effort in last night’.
But yesterday, that was different.
Continue reading Soothing physical labor: when home ownership contributes to a healthy lifestyle
This morning I woke with a wet dog nose in my face.
I look at the clock. Almost 6 am.
Continue reading Unexpected morning chores
Yesterday I dropped a guinea pig.
In my defense, it was his fault. Why is he squirming around in my arms when I’m snuggling him?
Continue reading Family pets: never a dull moment
I’m a little less annoyed today. 🙂 Partly because I started another blog post on that topic, but I won’t be posting it today. Maybe next week. I found typing out my annoyances helps me to let them go, especially because the focus is on the antidote (the positive reaction), so I’ll keep that up. Maybe make it a series. Who’s in?
Continue reading Thursday musings
When my girl child starts bugging her dad about getting guinea pigs, hamsters or can we get a cat pleeeease! I know it’s time to start dog sitting again.
Continue reading It’s that time again….