Good morning! I hope everyone is faring okay this weekend, given the extreme weather so many have experienced. I’ve been reading about the devastating tornados in Kentucky, and it sounds horrific.
I’ve always lived in areas where tornados are extremely rare, and I can’t even imagine experiencing that. It was extremely windy here yesterday, and we had a crazy storm come through last night, but there was no damage to our area that I’m aware of.
Other than that, our weekend has been fairly ho-hum. Paul and I ended up staying in both nights. We almost went out to eat on Friday night while R was at a party, but we stayed back at the last minute because Savannah was having what I can only describe as an anxiety attack. She was hovering by our feet as we were trying to walk out the door and wouldn’t go to her crate for anything.
It all started on Thursday when a smoke alarm up in D’s room started beeping to signal a low battery. The only thing we can figure is that it reminded her of the beep of the electric fence from our last house. That was over three years ago, though, and I’ve never known her to be weird when the smoke alarm beeped in the past, so it’s a long shot, but it’s the only thing we can figure.
We replaced the battery soon after it started beeping, but she’s been acting strange ever since — super clingy and trembling and panting. This went on for hours on Thursday, and she was clingy all day Friday to whomever was home at the time. Then the trembling and panting started up again on Friday night when we tried to leave for dinner.
It was like having an infant with separation anxiety. She practically attached herself to my ankles and would not budge, so as we were literally walking out the back door, I decided to ditch our dinner plans and stay back with her. While Paul was dropping R off at her party, I made us a plate of cheese and crackers and poured a glass of wine and rented Love Actually.
Poor Paul, when he got back, I had already started the movie, so he didn’t have much choice except to tolerate it. (He can’t stand that movie. Or any chick flick really, but he didn’t evacuate to another room, so I’ll give him points for that.)
As for Savannah, she spent most of the night practically attached to my side, and when I went up to bed later on, she followed me up and lay across my chest and wouldn’t budge. After awhile, I was able to shove her down beside me so I could sleep, but she stayed there all night.
She was a little better yesterday, but she was still clingy, and she slept with me again last night. At least the terrible trembling has stopped.
Paul went out yesterday and got batteries for the rest of the smoke alarms in our house — they are minion — and R took Savannah out for a walk while he replaced them all, so hopefully none of them will start beeping again for at least a year.
Last night was no more exciting. I made a homemade dinner for Paul and D while R attended yet another party… the kid has a more active social life than the other three of us combined! Afterwards, I figured Paul earned a turn with the remote after tolerating Love Actually the night before, so he watched a Beatles documentary while I started a book I’ve been wanting to read.
My sister-in-law left me with her copy of The Last Thing He Told Me when she was visiting a few months ago, and it’s been sitting on my bedside table ever since. I read a few pages, and I could see that I would like it, but I never got back to it until last night. I finally dove in, and I could not put it down. I’m about halfway through, and I hope to finish it this afternoon after church. I highly recommend it if you like a light thriller. It’s well written and fast paced and fairly clean. There’s a little language, but that’s about it.
All that to say, it’s been a pretty quiet weekend around here except for all the canine drama. I wish I could say the same for this upcoming week! I’ll be flying up to Boston on Tuesday to bring C (and her car) home from college. I’m actually sort of looking forward to it. I got myself a nice hotel room for the night, so maybe I’ll watch another chick flick — this time without my scoffing husband by my side, haha!
And then I do look forward to spending time with C during our drive home. I want her to do the bulk of the driving so she can get the experience, which will be somewhat stressful, but I’m hoping the traffic won’t be too bad since it’s the middle of the work week and well before most people are traveling for the holidays. I’m also happy to report a clear weather forecast.
I definitely plan to bring my new Vuori Halo Wideleg Pants and the Halo Crew to drive home in. By the way, the pants were fully restocked in the Heathered Grey, and there are a bunch of sizes available in Black at the moment. Unfortunately the crew is still sold out in the Dogwood, but there’s pretty good stock in the Terracotta Heather, and I actually really like that Flax Heather quite a bit too. It’s not a color I typically gravitate to, but it’s a nice muted shade of mustard yellow, and it would be really cute with the grey wideleg pants as well as the black Performance Joggers.
Anyway! That’s about all I’ve got. I’m going to try to get outside for a walk/run before church. Those crazy storms last night brought a warm front along with them, and it’s a balmy 40 degrees right now. Okay, maybe it’s not exactly balmy out there. I think there’s still some wind, but hopefully that will be dying down throughout the day.
I hope you’re able to find time for some rest and relaxation today. Have a blessed Sunday!