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Lucy has become so large as to dwarf poor Harlow. I've taken to calling her Luce-zilla due to the bull in a china closet approach to our home and it's inhabitants...Reckless abandon has never held so much meaning before.
Aside from the constant terror, all things are still holding together. The only real casualties so far are the chair in the living room, which was already starting to come apart anyway; the back lawn which has numerous holes, and the Japanese maple tree, which can't really be considered a casualty...yet.
Many thanks for the encouragement, the love and the support. It means so, so, so, much. I agree with Suzie, it is cyclical, not a chain. I think my point there was that when you combine physical and emotional pain, you can start to lose sight of things, that it permeates everything and that they compound with time and events. The things that I'm dealing with are the same issues over and over, but yes, they are different levels of dealing. I'm learning, evolving and growing...ya, whatever, this shit sucks.
Never the less...It is a considerable comfort to come here and find your messages. My days are filled with work, watering and dogs. I get up around 6am and let the dogs out, feed them and begin watering, only to have to leave by 8:15 am for work. I get home around 7:30pm and make dinner, eat, water, beat the dogs into submission and crash into bed by 10pm. It's a viscous cycle to be sure.
I get to have an extra day off this week, Fourth of July holiday. What a treat! Hope you all have a safe and fun holiday weekend and Fourth of July.