The last 3 weeks have been very surreal to me.
The days have gone by like any other days.
But I am not the same.
Within the last year and a half I have lost both of my parents.
My Father, just 3 weeks ago.
I am still numb, but slowly coming out of my fog.
I have been keeping busy to dull the pain.
And this little guy has helped to keep me grounded.
We adopted him right after. The plans were already in the works. So we went ahead.
He has been a challenge. So many issues. But he is settling in.
But today, a little setback.
I woke up to his swollen face.
He is going to the vet later this morning. The earliest appt. I could get.
Poor little guy. He's been through so much already. But we are in it for the long haul. He is ours. And I hate to see him in pain.
Meanwhile, Hubby and my two boys (one pictured here - thank you, thank you my sweet guy's) have been putting in a ceiling in my 'loft' above my bedroom. Something that we have been saving for many months to do.
Tongue and Groove Pine. Board by Board.
Lots of hammering and sawing.
This has upset all the pets.
The first few days were very trying for me, as Champ paced and drooled. But now he hardly notices.
But the poor thing.....
Now a new challenge, possibly an abcessed tooth.
Then at the end of this month, roofers are coming.
We have been saving for 3 years to get a new roof.
I will be taking the dogs to the park during all the commotion.
A beautiful state park with a lake. A place I took my children many years ago, during long summer days.
Time passes quickly.
Before you know it, all you have are the memories.
Sadly, my Father didn't even have those.
He died of Alzheimer's Disease.
It was a long, lonely road.
I am glad that he is free.
I will keep the memories.
Treasures in my heart.
For future generations to share. Just like he and my Mother shared with us.
In the meantime, life moves along, taking me with it.
One day at a time.
Waiting to Exhale.