Sorry that I have been a little MIA the past few days. Things have been kind of crazy in the household. It seems like it’s been one thing after another.
I hope everyone had a great weekend. I know I did!! I had a “real” burger…with “real” mayo & “real” cheese & “real” bacon. I don’t regret one single bite of it. It was delicious and I knew that I deserved it. I’ve only had a chance to work out twice this week so hopefully it wont hurt me that badly when it comes to my WI Thursday night.
Another great thing I did this weekend was run a 5K for the Central New York SPCA. I managed to collect $50 from some of my fellow animal lovers and it felt great to be able to contribute. Also I broke a PR at this 5K. There was no official chip-timing at this race but the time that Frankie clocked & the race sponsors clock all matched and I came in at 30:43!! My last 5K was 32:11. Also I did this with a slight hangover so GO ME!! LOL
Speaking of the SPCA, I want to share with you something I did today after work. This is something I have been thinking of doing for many months now but I couldn't really gather up the courage to get it done yet. The SPCA gave me a special gift in 2008…
She was in my life for 12 amazing years. She was a Halloween baby!! Halloween was always my favorite holiday so that fact made our bond even stronger. ;-)
I got her at a time in my life when I was told that having children would be very difficult, if not just plain impossible. Also I was quite young but was already pretty sure that having children was just nothing something in my deck of cards.
Pele became my child. I talked to her like she was my kid, disciplined her when she was my kid, she annoyed the crap out of me like she was my kid….do I sound absolutely nuts yet??
Here she is with her red bear….the red bear was the first Christmas Present I ever bought her and whenever I would leave the house she would carry the red bear in her mouth and cry. Also, the red bear had to be where ever we were at all times. And if the red bear got dirty…well it took a bath in the water bowl of course!
Did I mention she was HUGE?? All 16 pounds of her.
She also had these huge beautiful eyes that just crushed my heart every time I looked into them…
On August 3rd 2009 she unfortunately had to be put down right away. It was all very sudden and none of us had expected it. She has just been diagnosed with feline diabetes but we didn't know the progress was so far along. This was extremely traumatic for me. Making that decision is the hardest thing I have had to do. I stayed in the room with her and she looked into my eyes the entire time.
I need to stop writing this because its making me very upset, LOL. Anyways….she was and still is, the love of my life. I miss her dearly and I think of her every single day. As of now she sits up on a shelf in the living room (I had her cremated) next to a shadow box with her paw print expressions on them (the vet did that day before we had to let her go) and of course….her red bear.
As of today, her name also is tattooed onto my body forever:
Her name in my handwriting is write below a pair of angel wings I already had on my wrist. This helps to give me a better sense of closure and comfort. I feel like she is with me even more everyday now.
I love her so much, and I miss her even more.
Stay tuned because tomorrow I have another surprise that's happening…I promise (and hope) that this one wont be as depressing, lol.