I know the natural thing to blog about would be the girl’s first day of school… but to be honest? I’m just not mentally prepared to go there. While she had a lot of fun, I missed her terribly and I’d rather focus on something positive.
I’ve been very blessed by the people who have been part of my life. Whether they come and go, or whether they stay… While I’ve had my share of asshats, I’ve also had a lions share of people who are truly wonderful. People who are genuine, compassionate, and who want to do what they can to change the world for the better.
My twitter account tag line states “One woman, many hats”… and yeah… my life has taken me through all sorts of circles, and in each of those I have come to know some pretty fabulous people. Moms, eco-warriors, social justice advocates, third-wave feminists, people active in the fight for equal rights, and those fighting for the rights of our animal companions… Passionate people doing what they can to make things better for us all. And I feel very blessed to count myself among them.
Many hats. Yep. It can be exhausting wearing so many… but when I look back through all the people those hats led me to? All those people who have enriched my life in countless ways? It’s been worth it.
Seriously. Long. Day.
LOL If it weren’t for the pure exhaustion, I’d share it all with you. But honestly? I am wiped right out. The adrenaline is no longer pumping, and I’m likely to crash soon. Okay, I’m starting to crash NOW. 😉
Details can wait, but one thing can’t: a HUGE shout-out to my husband Damon! Seriously, this guy was a freakin’ rockstar today. Never whelped a litter of puppies before, and he was amazing. Seriously, amazing.
Roo went into labour early, she was due on the 27th. And of course, I’m in Regina, hours from home. But I didn’t need to worry, (even though I did, I worried and stressed – LOTS) Damon nailed it! Not only did he keep Roo calm, and help her out with her first litter, he actually saved a puppy who was in distress. Like I said. My husband is a rockstar. 🙂
And another huge thank you to Em, Rosalie, and Laurie who all helped out with advice when the little boy was struggling. And further thank yous to all my dog show peeps (Lisa, Haille, Kandy, Barry, and everyone else) who tried to console me when things were looking bleak, and celebrated with me when things ended up being great.
So yeah. Long day. But, one with a bright happy ending.
Oh! And Marnie won another point today, and got Best Puppy in Breed. LOL So, yeah. Totally draining and exhausting and amazing day. 🙂