Monday, 16 March 2009

The Strange Days Have Come And You're Gone

Wow, I did not mean to leave my pity post up for so long. Sorry, dudes.

I slept a lot this weekend and all of a sudden I don't feel so crazy. Funny how that works.

Saturday morning was pretty rough, trying to wrangle the two puppies while getting ready for K's baby shower. Wolfgang managed to jump out of the bathtub while I was grabbing his towel, and then ran around dripping water everywhere. On the way down to my car, Stella had an accident in the lobby and of course I had nothing to clean it up with so I had to take Wolfgang's blanket out of his crate and use it. I managed to get both the pups in the car and drove up to the garbage room to dispose of the soiled blanket. Let me tell you, driving a stick shift with one hand while holding a blanket of poop in the other hand was a new low for me.

We made it to my parents' house in one piece and I put Stella in the back yard to run around with my parents' dog. It was a very rainy day and the patio was soaked and slippery. Stella took a sharp turn and ended up skidding across the patio ... and stood up favouring her back leg and shaking. At which point I may have had a bit of a meltdown because seriously, I cannot take any more puppy drama, especially half an hour before the guests were due to arrive.

My dad stepped in to save the day. He brought Stel in and washed the mud off her. By the time he let her out of the sink, she was walking around with no problem. I think she scared herself more than anything because she hasn't been favouring her leg or limping at all.

Stella is so impressed with my parents' new extra-deep laundry tub

After that, everything was great. The shower was fun. The games weren't too lame. Everyone appreciated their prize of cock soup (yeah I did!) K lives up in the Okanagan so I don't get to see her often enough. It was so nice to spend the afternoon with her and her adorable son (who, apart from having a serious tantrum over not being allowed a third cupcake and feeding Stella a chocolate Easer egg (I got it away from her before she made it through the candy coating), behaved like a champ.)

The rest of my weekend involved a lot of sleeping and it was fabulous. I don't feel exhausted today and I have to say, it's a strange and wonderful feeling.


  1. I slept like it was going out of style this weekend, too. Like, stayed in on Saturday night to get to bed "at a decent hour". Last night the lights were out by 11 and today I'm actually able to function.

    I'm getting old.

  2. Why must dogs poop in the most inconvenience places?

  3. Ummm, you deserved to have a meltdown. You had a lot on your shoulders. That's more than most can handle. So, good for you for keeping the meltdown short & sweet and actually enjoying yourself at the shower!

  4. The pictures you post of Stella make her seem so calm and serene. I think we need a video... ;)

    I need to try this "sleeping a lot" thing. Maybe my sanity will return.

  5. I'm glad the baby shower went well, despite the puppy drama. Got any leftover cupcakes? Send them my way!

  6. So glad your dad was there to step in :-) Hope your feeling better!

  7. yay for dad!!

    sleep fixes like 98% of everything. maybe world leaders just need to sleep more?

  8. I finally had a vacation last week, and so I was sleeping in every day for a week! I can not tell you how good that felt. Today, on the other hand, is my 3rd day awake with only 30 minutes of rest.

    Glad to hear the shower went well.

  9. You don't feel exhausted.

    I cannot relate to that in any way at all. Sigh.

    (I now want a chocolate egg.)

  10. aw hope you're feeling better. and sleeping is always fabulous, love it.

  11. I am soooo impressed that you can drive stick with one hand and hold a blanket of poo with another. Amazing.

    I'm so glad the shower went well and that you all had a good time.

    And I LOVE Stella's face.

  12. Your dog is the cutest ever! I also can't stand any doggies getting hurt (I'd sooner tell a crying kid to shut up than a whining dog!) luckily dogs usually shake it off, I'm glad Stella did!

    I wish I got sleep this weekend. Despite going to bed early both nights, I just tossed and turned.

    x0x0 Lusty