It's no secret that the past few months have been insane for me. It's also no secret that I haven't been my happy go lucky self (well the happy go lucky self I strive to be). I've been over stressed, over worked and with out my home doggy therapy option it's been tough. The depression has set in a bit and I've felt lost.
Memorial Day weekend is probably the most popular holiday with teachers. It signifies a much needed long weekend after months of testing and deadlines and quite frankly should be the end of the year. However, even though we have three more weeks after, the holiday itself also signifies the end is in sight. Hell, we can do anything for three weeks right?
I've got a huge grad class project due in two weeks but yesterday I finished up the last of my weekly assignments so I decided to participate in some fun time. We ended up going down to the local home brew shop for an Oregon wine tasting event. While the wine was delicious and I always love hanging with the owner, the real treat was his new rescue dog "Blue." I got to spend no less than 20 minutes on the floor loving up the sweetest dog I've met in a while. Sean got in on the action too. Then we went to the pet store with S & S and ended up getting to love up a Pit while we waited for them to finish their shopping. Win-Win!
The pooch fest continues tonight when we head to a BBQ with our favorite First Friday crew held at Miss Maggie's house. Who you ask? She is hands down our favorite border collie on the planet. She's a 7 year old rescue of our friends Jim & Kate. There will be unlimited dog snuggles in our future and I can't wait!!
This is doing wonders for both Sean and I in restoring our faith in good dogs and wonderful rescue stories. Do I still miss my Rogue boy? Hell yes, every single day but it's getting to be many more smiles than tears. The Ross family will be whole again, there is no doubt about that now. Until then, I'm going to seize any opportunity to spend time with my favorite four legged pooches to get me through.