This week has been a bit strange. I have worked much less than I wanted to, so many kids I work with are on vacation or sick. Several have left my care to move back in with a parent or to move to a new forever home. I am so thrilled for these little ones yet that is leaving a hole in my schedule that I need to fill. I am trying to go with the flow and not panic which is my go to reaction. I am always one to worry about everything even those things out of my control.
This was Little Buddy's last week of summer camp. He is very sad it is over as it has been so much fun for him. He has made progress in socializing with his peers, and although he is the oldest child there he still has more progress to make. I am blessed there is a safe place for him to go where he is loved and I don't have to worry about him. So there is one worry off my checklist!
He did indeed have a stomach bug last weekend, one that traveled my way on Tuesday. I had to stay home from work for a whole day, another thing I am not used to. I work with several little ones who have had heart transplants, you can not be even a tiny bit ill around them. It was nice to have a day to myself. Well if you can call snuggling with two fur boys all day being all by myself. They kept me company as I watched the series Outlander and tried to crochet. If I am honest I am trying to like this series but I am struggling with it. I read most of the first book and stopped reading because of all the sex and torture. I am no prude but really enough is enough. I am finding the same thing with the show. Do we really need to see that much? I am now fast forwarding through all the prison/torture scenes and frankly whenever the two main characters are together. I just want to see how the story progresses without all of that. I never watch murder shows, any police dramas and the like, I just don't want all that in my brain even if it takes place in a fictional series 200 years ago in Scotland.
I did not have any time to feel lonely the one day I was home, I mean look at Hank's face, he is so adorable. And Bear is constantly showing his belly for unlimited belly rubs and falling asleep with one leg way up in the air. These two are so full of joy. It is hard to be in a bad mood when they are playing or asking for attention. They spent some time snuggling on my bed again on Thursday after my round of Botox shots for my headaches and neck pain. This weekend has been about adjusting after the shots, I am always a bit sensitive, queasy and head-achy for a few days after I get them.
School starts back in less than a month. I feel the summer is screeching past me at a rapid speed. I still have not been to the beach, the zoo or even the splash park again with Little Buddy. With private patients on weekend mornings there is just not enough time. By the time I am done with them it is way to hot out to go on an outside adventure. See, worrying again about things out of my control. Still Little Buddy has had a fun summer and there are still days left we can go on an adventure or two. So I am taking a deep breath, relaxing before my busy week starts, trying to be grateful for all I have, for all of my boys with fur and with skin, for time with a friend yesterday and time to myself this afternoon. Life has a way of balancing out if you let it.
Have a great week my friends.