This morning I am relaxing with a cup of coffee as I reflect on the year past, and the potential for the year ahead. It's my birthday today, so a good time for this reflection.
The past year has been one of the most challenging I've ever faced. But there is some hope for the coming year, and for that I gave thanks.
Today, though I am in the midst of a house that is adjusting to the new girl my son brought home. Yes, that's her photo in my header. A friend of a friend was giving away a puppy and he took her. She's very sweet and smart - learns fast! But my household is all wonky adjusting to her. The older momma dogs are doing well enough - a little stressed - but mostly ok. The cats are a bit put out. Especially my sons cat - who is a black mini version of the dog. She seems the most upset and recently smacked the puppy, claws out. No harm done, except to the puppy's ego.
Later today my son will head north with the puppy, back to school. And my house will return to a quieter pace.
I anticipate a relatively quiet day. A late breakfast with our son before he leaves, a massage, and then a dinner with my husband. I'm sure we'll do some Olympic watching too.
That's my day. How about yours?
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