Last week was spring break! Not for me, but I reap the benefits of school breaks because traffic is light, the patients are easy (mostly kids), and there’s a general feeling of happiness in the air. Plus with Easter (though, honestly, holidays don’t get me as riled up as they used to. Now it’s just another day)…happiness! Positivity!
A tornado touched down not too far from here on Friday. Then Saturday I took the dogs down for what was the official last time they’d be there. Liana did very well! Much better than I thought she would. She even lay down all by herself in the shade in the grass almost instantly and would not get up. Really: nothing makes her happier than to commune with nature, put her head in the grass, feel the breeze, smell the air, hear the birds… I’m so very sad I couldn’t give her this every day. By the time they got home, both dogs were totally pooped out and slept for about 2 days.
Liana’s leg stopped puffing up on Sunday. I can’t figure out if it keeps inflaming like that because she doesn’t move or because she keeps falling. No matter, because after the trip, or lying in the grass, or the lack of inflammation or whatever, Liana was feeling very good and ended up roaching all by herself Sunday night! It almost made me cry because she hadn’t been able to do that for months! My stubborn, STUBBORN, old lady who doesn’t want your help but needs it now…
In other greyhound news, there’s a black greyhound boy who needs a new home yet again. He’s been rehomed to 3 homes already and needs yet another because they deem him dangerous. THAT is the type of dog I want. My favorite are the ones that need rehabilitation. I don’t know him aside from the fact that he’s nipped and bitten people and right away I’m thinking that’s the male version of my girl: alpha, very high energy, and very untrusting of people. Unfortunately, I can’t take him. I have neither the space now, nor the finances, nor a free space in my pack. Mine are 11 year olds. He’s a 4. It’s a bad idea to put old with young, especially if the energy is wrong. And then I thought about it some more, and I harder case like his, if it’s like Liana’s case, needs another dog–one that trusts the human owner–who knows the rules, is chill and can help gain the trust of the troubled dog since it won’t trust a human for a while.
Anyways, back to the weekend! When we got home, I left again to visit J’s kitties! The friendlier of the two came down first, while the gray one peered down at me from the top of the stairs, but eventually he remembered me! The black one was too new the last time I saw him, so he had no recollection, but the gray one did and I was soooooo happpppyyy that he did. He even wanted me to play with his bee toy just like he did when I came over more often to feed him. The black one was hiding a lot more from me, like, uhhhhhh who you? Then of course we were best friends when it came to food.
Sunday was Easter mass and then cooking. Just us this year and another happiness: I’d never made a prime rib before and DUDE it came out so well! I couldn’t be more proud of it. Roast beast! Then I took advantage of the nice weather to finish cleaning the deck (got tired half of the way). Soon it was time to walk the dogs again and before I knew it the day was over and I was super tired.
Slept in a little on Monday. Paid bills. Got depressed. Usual grocery shopping and gas. Then I spent the next 2 hours starting the first half of staining the deck! I had to take advantage of the clear, dry weather. Only had enough stain for half of the deck anyways. THe sun is WARM without the tree there. Major difference. 72 hour cure before I can move the stuff to that side and buy another can for the rest of the deck. Works out, anyways, because that will take me to the weekend. Chilled and then it was Soul Calibur VI for the rest of the afternoon until it was time for dinner. Tried to watch all of Live Rescue’s premier on TV but it was super boring as I suspected, and it never cut to the department my patient is in.
This weekend is U-Haul weekend! I hope I manage to reserve the right truck. I decided to move everything up from the basement because I know that with all the hauling, no one’s going to want to carry heavy things up from the basement. Getting there! This is the most crucial step because after the U-Haul, we’ll be able to finalize the layout of the storage unit and everything else.
I’m ready for it. I’m ready to get the ball rolling and pay off all my debts and such. There was the second-guessing with my girl and the yard, but I need to do this. Prepare the home. Sell. Save up money. Then buy when I’m ready.
It’s not like I’m going to be able to sell next week, but I’ll be super relieved when the U-Haul part is done. The house needs minor repairs and cleaning and all that. I really hope we can step it up and get it all done within the next month.