Tuesday, May 4, 2010
It Only Hurts When I Laugh
I've pretty much processed through the house stuff - or I am picking it back up less frequently. So that is good. The bad news is that I pass it on the bus every day. So I guess when I start to pick it up, I'll try to put it off until I actually see the house on my way home.
I've heard and said "Everything happens for the best" and while this snafu doesn't rank up there in terms of life's true troubles, I don't know that everything does happen for the best. Upon reflection, I tend to think that we humans have an amazing ability to adjust to a new set of circumstances, if we choose to do so. And then as time passes and we get comfortable in our new surroundings and in our situations, it's hard to imagine anything else - and suddenly "this" became the "best". And that's not a bad thing, to be sure.
I had a nice day on Sunday. Bick invited me up for dinner. We hit the remnants of a big auto meet and test drove a clone of the above pictured car. Bick has always wanted one, but the guy was asking too much money.
We then took SadieLu and went to the dog park. I've made a discovery - if one is feeling a bit down, just go to the dogpark. It really is the happiest place on earth. I mean, SadieLu is an old girl and is completely uninterested in any dog or anything except swimming in the tank they have there. She forgot to bring her suit (towel) and her daddy wouldn't let her go without. So she just found a shady spot and watched the action. But all the other dogs were running and playing and would come up and say "hey" and get an ear scratched. Lifted my mood by about a billion tail wags. You don't even need to bring a dog.
So this week, I'm leaving the drama behind. Back on the bus and back to my routine. Luckily for me, I love where I'm living and I would have missed it. So I am back with a renewed determination to enjoy the amenities that are here.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Got your ears on?