Self Help Sanctuary

June 10, 2009

Do you know that there is an entire industry of books and resources of advice for about anything. There are experts for every ailment, predicament, experience. Given my current situation I’ve considered the following self improvement books.
Motherless mothers
Losing a mother
New Mom books
Two young kids.
Toddler books
Discipline books
New Business Books
How to handle stress
and that’s what comes to mind at this instant at 10:25 on Tuesday night, although it feels like a Thursday.

Trying to cram lots of errands into my time at respective homes. Going to the city tomorrow morning early, then back east on Friday morning and only have a few pressing things to address before going to see my sister who is waiting until I arrive to schedule her induction of her third child. A two week vacation! I’ll still *work* and check in on everything here. I’m sure there are books about how to do this too.

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saying goodbye

June 7, 2009

I made the executive decision of sending our dog elsewhere. Our little Puggle was great with the kids, healthy and generally good natured. it was just an additional responsibility that I did not want to divert my energy. He was a nuisance and I have to make life easier.

This crazy single woman who runs an animal shelter in her house from whom I adopted him insisted I return him to New Jersey. She was slightly uncooperative but it happened last night.

My husband is mourning differently and more severely as me. I know Im lucky that as heartbroken as he is, he did not exactly object.

Someone once told my dad that he should not talk about his nephew and his dog in the same sentence. I used to be ridiculously concentrated on my dog; I loved him. I still love him but he moved lower on the totem pole.