Lonely, Lonely Summer
Gosh, could I be any more isolated this summer? Between gas prices limiting my driving, other economic woes affecting my budget, Tom spending long hours several days a week painting his mom’s house, and NOT being able to take Lilly all the places we usually go, it’s been a long, lonely summer so far. I’m trying hard to change my thinking about it, but I do feel like a hermit.
I’m stuck home. I might as well give the dogs a bath.
My dogs really are my biggest hobby. Let’s do baths!
Lilly and I are stuck at home, during the foundation stage of her new behavior mod work.
Lilly and I get to stay home and work on being relaxed.
If you’re one of those uber-positive thinkers, feel free to add some perspective-changing thoughts for staying home.
(And, before you get too whatever, remember that I also work at home, so I can go days and days and days without leaving the house or seeing/talking to other people.)
I am getting a ton of reading done. I’ve always read a lot, but now I’m often getting through a book in a day. I wish I could say it’s relaxing, but Lilly hasn’t quite gotten the idea that the Attention Seeking rules apply outside, not just inside. And, ignoring her from outside means moving the heavy patio chair, getting up, walking all the way inside, etc. Ten or more trips inside because she poked me, licked me, grunted at me, etc. tends to grate on a girl.