"The constant unproductive preoccupation with all the things we have to do is the single largest consumer of time and energy."
*This is my life.
Life has been pretty crazy lately. Good crazy for the most part.
Tomorrow is the big moving day! I am very very excited. Pretty stressed. And a little sad. While I love the new loft, love that I will be living with the boyfriend, love the new neighborhood and so many other things about the new place, I am very sad to leave my downtown apartment. I adore this apartment. It is the first place I lived after moving here to Portland. I love living in the middle of all the action. I love my balcony overlooking all the crazies this city is home to. I am going to miss my roommate (my good friend from middle school) and having my neighbor/friend Adumb always "Kramering" in all the time. Its a good thing though. A good move. Literally.
The real time-suck these days though...DEX. My wonderful little pup. I am so in love with him already its insane. I am consumed with fear that I am not taking all the right steps or teaching him the right things in the right ways. I am on my second book by the wonderful Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan. Dexter is so great, he really is a good dog, so sweet and loving. But trust me he can be a baby devil. I am stressed to the max trying to give him everything he needs, while teaching him the rules of two households, and caring for him along side a toddler and a 4 year old all week. I know it will all pay off though. And snuggling with him every morning is worth every bit of trouble. Just look at that face!
"I was alone, but not really alone, either.
I was surrounded by something i can only describe as a little pocket of silence,
a silence so rare that i didn't want to exhale,
for fear of scaring it off.
I was seamlessly still.
I don't know when i'd ever felt such stillness."
-Eat Prey Love
Today I only had to work for the morning.
This afternoon we are going to the park with the pup to delight in the sunshine.
I am in major need of this today.
Today was a great day.
No particular reason why.
I spent the day with my puppy.
Planned for my pretty new loft.
Had dinner with the boyfriend and his friend Josh,
that is staying with us.
And now we are all sitting,
listening to Josh play beautiful tunes on my guitar
while the coffee brews and the puppy sleeps at my feet.
I am blissfully happy tonight.
So on Thursday, the boyfriend and I took Dexter on his first trip to the vet. He was a perfect little gentleman. After the first 5 minutes he simply passed out and stayed like that for the entire visit. The vet at one point had his little head in her hand and was lightly tossing it up and down, and he still didnt move. He did however open his eyes when he got his first shot, but only for a second, and went right back to sleep. It was the cutest thing. And I am happy to report, I have a very healthy, very sleepy little pup.
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