There’s really no excuse for feeling this tired and run down on a Wednesday though I blame Daylight Savings time, this pesky cold that has been lingering since Monday, and a weekend filled with much running around and little sleep. Then of course there’s the excitement of starting a new job in just a few short days and tying up all the odds and ends at my present company.
Maybe there are some legitimate reasons for the fatigue after all.
Over the weekend I had the chance to spend time with friends I don’t get to see very often at a benefit for an animal sanctuary started by my friend’s aunt. It was nothing short of miraculous to watch as my friend’s dog PD, a beautiful and friendly pit, worked the room and greeted each guest like a local politician. Taken in as a bait dog at just six-months-old, PD’s early years were challenging as he was rehabbed back to good health. My friend has done a remarkable job getting him acclimated around humans, and it reminded me of how loving, trusting, and resilient our canine companions really are.
It was nice to sit at a table full of people who wanted to show off their furry friends on their iPhones and cameras–a far cry from the usual dinners where friends pass around phones with pictures of their human babies (and, for the record, I love seeing both). It made me miss Sandy and being a foster mom and I was nostalgic to have another pup of my own once more. I know, I know: all in due time.
It’s hard not to plan ahead and allow the excitement of a new job to overshadow everything else. In my head, I’ve pictured myself moving out of Hoboken and getting a place with a backyard so foster dogs can roam freely… Of course there are other dreams mixed in there, too, but I have learned never to rush what’s meant to be.
In the meantime, I can’t believe I have just two more days of commuting to the city ahead of me. On a day filled with sunshine, lunches with coworkers I’ve spent a large portion of full-time hours with over the years, and upcoming happy hours, I am sad about the memories I’ll soon leave behind and excited about the unknown just ahead.
And how are you all, my sweet ones?