So, what I really want to write is about our brief time down south to a big city to get away for a little bit. What I’m actually going to write about is the panic attack our oldest puppy gave us today… and the reason I’m happy that we didn’t have to make an extremely hard decision this afternoon.
This felt like an extremely long week. I got things accomplished, but I worry about what I didn’t get accomplished. I have to remember to step away from the work desk and realize that things will get finished, when they get finished. I’ve noticed during weeks when we have our programmatic meetings, I’m pretty much burned out for the rest of the week. I did make myself go for walks at lunch this week. It’s something I’m going to make time to do. I actually have a shorter lunch, so I’ve been trying to use that to my advantage. And it’s been so pretty out. I love that there’s sun, so why not go for a walk?
These last few weeks have been a bit of a struggle time wise. There’s a lot of things going on that need to be completed (work related) and I feel like I lack the proper motivation to get it done. But I did find something amusing. Out of the three of us, the contractors training us last week came to me at the end of three days and ask me directly if they could just go straight to me to get something because my two counterparts couldn’t sit still for more than ten minutes at a time. Apparently, I’m the workhorse. Personally, I hate procrastinating on things because life’s easier without things hanging over your head, where the other two would work ungodly hours at night and the weekend. I often have to stop and remind myself that I work to live, not vice versa.
Today was a long day. I really want to go to sleep right now and I will shortly, but wanted to have a few minutes to tap out a post. I secretly wish tomorrow was Friday, but its not going to be, sadly. I’m just feeling so tired and exhausted and, I guess, burned out too. I even have both dogs passed out beside me, which is seriously influencing my wishto pass out and sleep.
I managed to post four times in September between everything going on, and I’ve decided to take that as a victory. This month, I’m going to make it to the magical number of 5 posts.
Truthfully though, I’m exhausted. We’ve had so much going on between personal life and work; and there is so much more in the foreseeable future. Thinking about it makes me feel more exhausted. What makes this even worse is I have no idea how to summarize any of the going-ons that have been happening in a coherent manner. So a few of the more positive highlights that I feel pretty darn proud of:
Beau and I took our relationship to a new level.
We got a puppy.
I haven’t had an uninterrupted night of sleep since Thursday. We’re crate training him and it was his first weekend away from mom and his littermates. Friday night he was not a happy little camera. Perfectly, every 2 hours, he would wake up. Saturday night wasn’t so bad. About every three hours. His stomach has been upset with adjusting to the puppy food we’ve been feeding him. He eats like a horse though and he loves to sing the song of his people when he’s hungry… or disgruntled about being in the kennel.