I’ve been kind of meaning to post something of substance the last few days, but honestly, the week’s been so busy and insane that I really needed the weekend to just decompress.
Craig was out of town on a business trip for most of the week, and so it was up to me to take care of Bishy. Being a terribly high-maintenance pooch, this took up most of my “at home” time. Craig usually does most of the “dog stuff,” and I never really thought about how much there is to do. Also, he is alot of dog for one person to handle. We managed though, and I think I did a pretty good job! The main thing is to really wear him out because after all a tired dog is a good dog. As soon as I would get home from work, I’d throw on jeans and sneakers, and we’d go for a long walk around the neighborhood. Once we returned home, we’d chill for an hour in the family room, and then he’d eat dinner. The rest of the night would usually go smoothly as long as I (a.) managed to keep Willow & Shea (our two main feline instigators) away from Bishy, and (b.) tried not to do anything for myself that would require me to actually pay attention to something other than the dog. There was no “me” time to be had. Let’s just say I have a new found appreciation for all that my husband does with the dog. It’s not easy, and it’s very tiring, especially so with my RA.
Work was also rough on me this week. I’ve been learning a bunch of new stuff in order to cover for someone who’s going away this week, and with that as well as a bunch of other projects that were dumped on me, I was feeling stressed & overwhelmed. It also prolly didn’t help that I missed my husband terribly, and was not sleeping very well.
Craig and I haven’t been apart since we were dating-so it was very strange to not have him with me, especially at night. He called me quite a bit though, which made it a bit easier, though I will admit I was counting the days until his return. I feel really lucky to have such a close bond with my husband. He’s my best friend.
I know I had recently posted something last week to the effect that I’m feeling extremely stressed, and really need to work on calming down. This week was the worst, but I feel like it was, in a way, the pinnacle. Like maybe now I’ll be coming down on the other side of all of this. Walking the dog everyday this past week came to be sort of relaxing after awhile, and so I think I’m going to try to continue on with that. I’m also going to begin this week focusing on relaxation techniques and meditation, as well as some deep breathing exercises.
This weekend was really nice. Craig and I took Bishy hiking at Durand Park-they have literally tons of trails there. We also rented some movies, and just really relaxed and reconnected.
This week I have Friday off, and so with the holiday weekend, I’ll have four days off altogether! Craig too! Bishy will be a year old on Tuesday, and so during our mini-break, we’re going to take him to Stonybrook Park for his birthday. We’re really looking forward to it to spending the whole day there, and plan on packing a picnic for ourselves as well. Bishy loves to be out in the woods, and really enjoys hiking with us, so I think he’ll have a blast at Stonybrook.
That’s it for tonight. I’ll be posting some DVD reviews tomorrow or tuesday. Have a great week!