dress & hairpin: ModCloth | cardigan & shoes: Target | tights: Walgreens
Lately, the phrase "When it rains, it pours" feels particularly applicable. The only thing is, a lot of the things that have been pouring on me (so to speak) have been positive. It just feels like, after a period of relative calm, everything - good and not-so-good - is happening at once.
On the not-so-good side of things, my dog got really sick a week ago. I've seldom felt as helpless as I did when I got that phone call. I was stuck at work, and we still didn't know what was wrong with her, except that she wasn't eating and could barely able to climb the front steps. I know it sounds utterly cliche, but I don't think I realized just how important she is to me, and how much joy she adds to my life, until I saw her looking tiny and limp. She's my cuddle buddy - she sleeps on my bed every night - and the thought of losing that was just unbearable. The vet doesn't know exactly what was wrong (some kind of infection in her jaw), but thankfully she seems to be back to her old self now. I just about cried when I saw her running around with her usual pep and joie de vivre. I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you have a pet, give them a little bit of extra love today.
On the good side of things, one week ago, I found out that I'm going to have another little niece! And she'll be close by, too - even better. Also one week ago (yeah, it was a busy day), I found out that one of my dearest friends got engaged. And finally, one week from today, I start my new job - though I still have an overwhelming pile of tasks to finish before that happens. I'm eager for the new challenge, but somehow two weeks notice doesn't feel like quite enough time to wrap everything up and say my goodbyes.
But, with that said, I'll close with another quote that is perhaps even more applicable than the one I opened with: "A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for."
Amen to that.