As of Friday night my life got significantly easier. Nora's new family came to pick her up. She licked them to death while we chatted in our living room. She jumped eagerly into the back of their car, all the time and devotion I gave her out the window. Seeing the joy and anticipation on the two young girls' faces as they hopped in the car with their new pet made me smile inside. Last night they emailed us a picture of Nora passed out on their kitchen floor, right at the feet of the person doing dishes. Typical.
This morning is the first time I really miss her. Solo woke at 6:30 saying he was hungry, so I went to get him a banana in the kitchen and took him to the bathroom. Shortly after he and Mr. P were snoring again. I'm in a quiet house, sipping coffee and writing these thoughts. There was no dog to greet me, no dog to feed or let out, no dog to collapse with a big sigh at my feet.
I miss her.
I know it will just be sad for a short while. Come October when I have a baby (eek!) I will have plenty of distraction, and I will be glad I have some reserve energy to spare.
Tomorrow we will go to Solo's school to see what class he is in. We'll start learning his teacher's name, we'll finish gathering his school supplies, we'll practice zipping and unzipping his new backpack. Tuesday morning is a parent meeting and Wednesday morning he will start - bright and early at 8:00 am. My baby boy, my firstborn, my treasure. GOING TO SCHOOL! A real school where they have a schedule and a calendar and progress reports and field trips. I hope, with all my heart, that he loves it.
On Wednesday my life will get even easier. Much easier. Monday through Friday I will have mornings alone. No child. No dog. No schedule to follow. I am excited and nervous. I need to start making lists to fill my time so I don't get lonely or sad or plain bored.
If you had mornings to yourself, what would you do?
I know I want to dedicate some more time to this blog. That excites me to have quality time to do that. I also want to exercise more, and maybe tackle some new recipes. I want to organize the baby's clothes and sleeping/changing space. (Still have a lot to figure out in that area) Who knows? Maybe I'll pick up a book again!