It's been a rough week. But sometimes when the universe thinks maybe you are feeling a little too sorry for yourself, well, it reminds you that it could always be worse. Chocolate disappeared yesterday. He might have run out when Dean left the gate open or maybe the yard people didn't latch the gate or who knows. But anyway, Chocolate was on the loose. I was beside myself with worry. I was sure he'd been hit by a car. He knows nothing of the big wide world out there as he's lived a relatively sheltered life in our house and backyard.
And then, after soccer today, Ave and I went to the animal shelter. We combed the wards looking for him. Finally, we were on the last row when Ave said, "Mom!! It's Chocolate- and sure enough, there he was yelping and licking our fingers through the fence." And a huge weight lifted off my shoulders then because one of our beloved family had been found. We took him home and now his collar is on, nice and snug, never to come off again. Just think, how often do we get those reminders of how much the people - or dogs- mean to us? Usually, when someone goes- they're gone.
So why the unusually long blog silence? I don't know. I've been keeping my head down at work and at home. I've been trying to spend more time with the girls an with work taking up all my working hours and then some, not much time for extracurricular writing. And soccer.. whew... such alot of work coaching two teams! Yes, even if one of them is a U6- still a ton of work. Speaking of which... I better order those trophies!!
And some big decisions- to work or not to work and what the impact will be on my family's life and mine... both short and long term. And that is a great deal to work through.
Still here, still moving along. Soccer today was great- I was so proud of my U10 girls because they played a tough team and while we didn't win, they kept it together, played hard and I saw them pull out some things I didn't know they had. ALways amazes me.
Hopefully it won't be blog-silence for too much longer. Enjoy the ride, I'm trying to.