I feel like Sundays are the saddest days because we are saying goodbye to our true love aka. the weekend. Since I work on the weekends I never really get any "weekend time" to relax but even so, I still feel that dread we all experience on Sunday afternoon. This dread makes me feel anxious, unprepared and unproductive. So, what I do to beat this Sunday lull, is to catch up on my e-mails get my books/computer ready for school. Make sure my room is clean and my lunch is packed because Mondays are a total kick in the butt!
So next time you're feeling the knot in your stomach Sunday night, might I suggest following my simple advice!
I like to go for a nice walk with my dogs, go a little cleaning crazy and literally clean every surface of my house and I love to watch movies on the Sundays that I am not working (take today for example). I pack my bag for school/work and I even pack my lunch which gives me an extra ten minutes to sleep in Monday morning (and believe me, those ten minutes make a world of difference).
I hope this helps you cope with your Sunday blues and I wish you an amazing Monday!
Saturday, 14 January 2012
Since I decided that for my new year's resolution that I would offer more love, I decided to adopt a puppy. Yes that's right, I adopted a nine month old Australian cattle dog/blue heeler mix named Rosie. aka. Rosemary's baby aka. THE DEVIL.
I thought living with a puppy would be fun and cute and since the foster parents told me she was house trained I thought this would be a pretty easy gig. Um no, not easy. In fact, it was the exact opposite.Rosie had stayed up the ENTIRE night pooing on the floor. Carpet floors might I add. Let's just say that on top of trying not to breathe in the smell/throw up I became a master carpet cleaner.
Also, since Rosie is a puppy she wants to play at 4 in the morning. So here I am, cleaning up dog crap in my pajamas trying not to throw up while playing tug-of-war with a (surprisingly) strong 9-month puppy.
Ok, now it's 6 am and I've spent 2 hours sleeping and the other 6 cleaning up poop....awesome. OK rosie time to come feed the sheep. Thinking that since she's a cattle dog/heeler that she would be great with farm animals was obviously not my brightest idea of the morning. Not only does she run in the paddock with them she also starts chasing them and tackling them (not biting them) just tackling them. So here I am, chasing this dog back and forth trying not to get hit by the frightened sheep and throwing my body to catch this little dog. After finally catching her we got in the car and headed to my horse farm. As soon as she saw the horses in their stalls she jumped up and licked their faces but then she decided to crawl under the stall doors to play with them. No Rosie, bad idea. First of all that scares the shit out of them and they will stomp on you and die and second of all, they're thoroughbreds right off the track so even the wind causes them to completely lose their mind, never mind an unfamiliar animal coming in their stall to play with them.
Anyways, since last week Rosie is much better around the sheep, is still pooing inside but not as much (still working on the house training aspect) and she always wants to play and chew on something (typical puppy). I am continuing to make sure she is learning something new everyday and trying not to lose my mind at the same time.