Yesterday was one of those days and it has continued on into this morning so far. As I was finishing up my run yesterday, I came up on our neighbor and friends' two year old black lab, hit and dead on the side of the road. To make it worse, as soon as I saw the dog, I saw that the school bus was just about to go past filled with the kids, including the little boy whose dog it was. So I made a show of running past the bus, waving at the kids and hopefully distracting them all, because the last thing I wanted was a bunch of kids getting heartbroken on the way to school. (It worked - none of them noticed the dog, thank goodness).
As soon as the bus was gone I went to my neighbor/friend's, thinking it was her dog (who we have taken on many a run with us and I love dearly). I was all teary-eyed when I knocked on her door, and then a minute later her big old goofy fat Lab came out and jumped on me. I had never been so happy to see her!
I was still heartbroken to see the dog that had been hit though and even more so when we realized that it belonged to a family we love up the road (with three little boys).
On top of that (in random order) -
- One of my favorite friends and running buddies (who was supposed to be on my ultra Ragnar team in June) tore her Plantar Fascia in her foot yesterday, and is now stuck in a boot and on crutches for six weeks.
- Our basement is leaking with melting snow, and there is at least $1000 worth of damage and carpeting that needs to be replaced.
- Noah got stuck on something this morning and tore apart his feeding pump tubing, which made a totally different kind of flood and mess.
- Our checking account got screwed up and I have been on the phone trying to get a double charge taken off. Money stress is high this time of year anyway.
- a school called this morning to say one of the kids is being lazy and has poor grades in a couple of classes (not the kid you think!)
- My job = stress
All I can say is THANK GOODNESS FOR RUNNING. What do people DO who don't have that as a stress reliever????
To end on a positive note -
An awesome friend, who didn't know I was having a bad day, sent me this this morning. Very cool. Love you J!