Greetings from Minnesota. We had our first big March snowfall, and I’m thinking we got at least a 1/2 foot of snow. It snowed most of the morning, but things have let up now. Here’s a quick look.
Do you ever have those days where it’s all you can do to go through the motions?
I’m going to try not to permeate every post with sorrow about my missing dog, but right now that’s what is on my mind. I miss him in the morning when I normally let him out, and I miss him at night when I automatically think to refill his water bowl. I miss him when I turn on my computer and see his picture on the desktop, and I miss him when I’m feeding calves and expect to see him bounding towards me.
Going through the motions is important because I can’t quit living my life, but everything just feels a little stale. I put in some miles on the elliptical today because that’s what was available, even though I didn’t really want to. (I was glad for the exercise when I was done at least.) Edit – I haven’t been on the elliptical in months and I do not consider it running. However, it was the option, so I decided it was better than nothing. Plus, I could beat out my anger as I wildly flung the stupid handle bars…
I also feel like food doesn’t even taste as good. What’s up with that?? Obviously we keep eating, but I think my husband and I both don’t enjoy meals as much. I also find myself lingering at the farm because I’m not anxious to get back to our quiet house at night. It seems we notice Wellington’s absence the most when we’re home in the evening.
If you’re in Minnesota or the Midwest, drive safe and careful on these snow-covered roads. If you’re enjoying sunny skies, good for you. Enjoy them extra for me, will ya? And if you live in Central Minnesota, keep your eyes open for a white bulldog. He loves people, and will probably run right up to you if you call him.
How do you cheer yourself up (and others close to you) when you’re feeling low??