It's been a tough week. So, right here and now, I am refilling my glass BACK to half full. What? You thought I picked the name "hope" by accident? ;)
Smokey the Wonder Dog may have gone on, but memories stay forever. I just hope St. Pete is stocked up on yellow tennis balls.
Seems like for every good Blogger friend we find in Invisible Friend Land, we see one waving goodbye. So I'll say thanks for what you've added to my life...while holding on to the hopes (Charlie) that you won't stay completely silent and will visit on occasion. And for the rest of you...I'll be over to your playground in a little while to stick my head in and yell, "Hi! Anybody home?"
The Office Manager who is literally the glue which holds us together at work has a Retirement Party in two hours. I will smother the sorrow of losing her with laughter at the joy that she is escaping this nuthouse with her brain still intact. She DESERVES this new chapter in her life.
I will remember that we reap what we sow. Anger at those we should feel pity for helps no one. And if you believe in Karma, what goes around, comes around.
I will try to be cheerful and upbeat, no matter how many tales of woe I hear from my seniors this week. Their life's work helped shape my world, the least I can do is listen. Although the next time one of them chooses the moment before grace is said for Lunch to describe, complete with hand gestures and graphic explanation, how the Doc had to cut on either side of his penis to begin his artery surgery I might have to get out the duct tape.
No matter what happens, I still have a Hubby who loves me no matter what I weigh... or do and a dog named Bou who still thinks I'm the greatest person on the planet when I feed him every night. I have a home, a job and a family and although some of that often drives me nuts, I still have more than many people do at this point in time. And for all my whining, I am truly grateful.
And if that doesn't work, I can look at the calendar and be thankful for the gift I am giving me for Christmas....A VACATION!
Here's wishing you and the ones you love a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!