I am breathing a sigh of relief this morning. The weekend is here. This has been a very eventful week and I am glad that this weekend is finally here. A couple of days to breathe in and out, catch up mentally, get the house clean again, re-stock the fridge, and get ready for a fresh start.
I had to make the very tough decision to leave Creative Memories this week. I love all of their products, I have LOVED working with them and I felt good about the work I was doing. But, like everything, things change and leaving CM was the best thing for my family right now. And, while I'm terribly sad to not be working with their products anymore, I am relieved that the decision is over.
I also had to take Sawyer across state on Thursday to have a re-check with the surgeon. We had been told to expect crate confinement for 8 - 12 weeks for him. His 2 week check-up had gone fantastically well so we were very hopeful about this one. Well, it wasn't what we expected. I was a little heartbroken at first and it took me a day or so to see the good in the results. The good news is that the bone is completely healed and is fused together. The bad news is that the part of the bone that has the pins in it is very thin and fragile. Think of an apple core and that's what his bone looks like - the weak thin middle is where the pins are. So, he is still partially confined. He is not allowed to run, jump or play until November 3 (which is his 1st birthday, by the way). So, we have 7 more weeks to go. However, he is allowed to go for walks outside and to be out of his crate if he's on a leash and attached to an adult. And what it took me a couple of days to realize is that he's totally wild after being completely confined. So, this partial release is probably for the best. He needs to be completely re-trained and keeping him leashed at all times will certainly force us to train him well. So, I'm going with the positive.
I also made the decision not to go to the U2 concert that we have tickets for this weekend. We bought 3 tickets 6 months ago and Tom and I were going to take Emily. Well, I have been dreading it for weeks now. Finding someone to take Sawyer was turning into a real pain, plus the cost of boarding him was killing me since that was the only option left, finding someone to have Andrew and Libby for the night was almost impossible, and Emily didn't really want to go after all. Sigh. It became something that I was dreading because it was getting too complicated. After much discussion, Emily and I sold our tickets to some friends of Tom and he will go with them tomorrow night. And I feel better and am heaving a sigh of relief. It's not without regret for missing a once-in-a-lifetime concert but it still feels better.
Plus, I ended up having a garage sale AGAIN this week and our house is trashed as a result of our kitchen table having been in the garage all week, me being outside working and getting set up again, and simply neglecting chores while I dealt with all of the above.
So, today is about reclaiming our house and recovering from the week. I can't wait to get it all put back together again and to get re-organized, both physically and mentally.
And, maybe we'll even find time to get back to the duck pond and feed the ducks. And the greedy swan. :)
Have a great weekend!