The Sad Times

I’ve decided that not all of my pages will be rainbows and unicorns.  Real life is messy.  Though most of my photos are from the brighter spots in life, I do have some that bring back painful memories.  Admittedly, I put off scrapping those.  However, this week I decided to scrap a photo of our dog.

Please don’t judge me too harshly.  We only had her for 5 days.  When we adopted her, we had no idea that she was half of a bonded pair… neither did the shelter.  I just knew that she was so incredibly unhappy and stressed out while living with us.  My leaving for work was torment for her.  I just couldn’t watch her in that much pain every day.  So, we returned her.

Luckily, a miracle happened for this little girl.  The shelter hadn’t adopted out her other half.  Once they had them together again, they realized they couldn’t be separated.  She got adopted out to a wonderful family with 2 kids and a cat.  She immediately became best friends with the cat, who had previously been withdrawn and moody.  I think it was meant to be.

Here is my favorite photo of her.  She may have only been with us a short time, but there is still a hole in our hearts and an empty spot on our couch.

Our Honey

Serenity Now

I’m pretty sure that line, “Serenity Now,” was featured in a Seinfeld episode.  My husband is a huge fan, so certain lines stick with me.  Right now it is my mantra.  I have toothaches on both sides of my mouth.  One will be experiencing a root canal tomorrow.  The other one I need checked, but I am afraid it may suffer the same fate.  Having 2 root canals within a week or two of each other seems so unjust.  I mean, I brush and floss.  I visit the dentist every six months.  Why have my teeth just given up?  Genetics probably have something to do with it.

If that weren’t enough, my husband shared his cold with me.  I do love the man.  Perhaps he is secretly trying to do me in.  Luckily for me, the worst of it seems to be over in record time (thank you Zicam), and I can breathe a bit through my nose again.  All of this is just completely overwhelming to my dental anxiety self.

So after sharing that two paragraph whine, I think I need to share a bit of serenity.  This is my view when I’m working at home.


I just need to keep this little piece of serenity with me tomorrow.  Wish me luck!