It's Saturday and another weekend for reflection. Work still has been nothing short of sucky. I hope to goodness we laid to rest the audit documents requested and we can just let the outcome be what the outcome is. It's Saturday so I don't want to think about work until Monday. What else is on my mind.
What's Top of Mind:
Health issues still are plaguing so many family members. While my sister is doing well, a brother in law had to be hospitalized on Friday. I guess he should get to come home today, but has some recuperation. He just lost his mom a month ago, very fast to cancer, and his dad needs major caregiving. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers as my sister's family gets through these health care needs.
Since I've not had my lazy evenings, I've been turning on the 5:30 national and 6:00 local news while I wait post puppy feed (5:30) for his outside time. He's still not giving us great signs when he's ready to go out, so if no sign after 45 minutes post eating, I've taken him for a bit of a walk. Often we are back in time to catch all or a portion of Wheel of Fortune. The vowel buyers still drive me nuts!
I'm still watching House of Dragons. It's not my genre of story, but I'm curious where it will go.
What I’m reading:
The book we picked for the November book club meet up is The All Girls Filling Station Last Reunion. I think it will be a light book before heading into the holiday busy season.
What I’m listening to:
While the dogs slept, I had MPR streaming to get caught up with news of the day. However, it's the start of another membership drive. What I'm listening too this morning is my coffee dripping, pup sighing, and grandpup wandering.
What I’m planning:
I'm going to host my sisters day/ overnight at the family lake place. It'll be nice to all get together. Generally we meet for a hearty breakfast, then shop, wander, have a beverage or snack, then either head back to a hotel, rented cabin, or someone's home, for cards and goofiness. It's great to be able to use the family cabin that's more like a house with plenty of sleeping room. The cabin DH owns in common with siblings and relatives is only seasonal.
Who needs a good slap:
I'm done slapping for the week. I did that in my rant yesterday.
Who Deserves Knuck's (Fist Bump):
Our neighbors down the street, while are annoying treating the cul de sac as a playground, have some awesome Halloween decorations up. They also use the sheetrocked and heated garage to have movies playing. I appreciate that people lean into enjoying their homes, and making the most of space.
What’s making me smile:
The week has not been without challenges with managing work, two dogs one of which is puppy crate training and curious. Like Friday at 1:15 when an impromptu meeting was called for 1:30 while I was trying to get them walked. I hustled back home, only to be called at 1:25 about the audit, juggling to get that call wrapped up to get to the other meeting while pup was growling at grandpup, who was crying because he wanted out of the office. I got through both, got the boys outside for another potty break and one for myself. But then, this was the scene at 3:30. So sweet!
Sometimes you just have to roll with life, lest it roll over us! When things get chaotic, I need to just think both this too shall pass, but also it's chaos because there's people and pets in my life to love and who love me. Living beings don't just sit on shelves when not convenient. If I want the rewards of snuggles on cold winter days, I need to put up with the cranky transitions. But I could use a nap too. Play along. What are the W's in your life this week?