Friday, March 9, 2012
I wanted to start off by thanking everyone who stopped by this week to get me out of my funky mood. Your words of encouragement helped immensely! And I was able to pinpoint where my blues have been coming from...
For starters I live in the south--a small city in the south to be exact. This basically means there are no yards and LOTS of rednecks.
Don't get me wrong, I love a good redneck. I'm sure, in my own way, I have a bit of bumpkin in me too. But I'm also an animal lover and recently we had some new redneck neighbors move in and tie their pit bull up to a tiny leash and leave him overnight outside when it snowed. Ugh, it was one heart-string pullin' night.
Needless to say I called animal control (who, I was told, are supposed to warn the people to take care of their pet, not take the dog away to its certain death) but animal control man said the dog had to have been abused (basically be emaciated and hurt) before they would visit the family. Whatever! It has literally killed me.
That on top of recent edit-block (it is real people) and finding out we are going to be moving after only six months in this house and I'm all kinds of frazzled.
I know you stronger people out there might be laughing at my minuscule stresses. And seriously, I'm laughing at myself too.
I have loads to be thankful for. After all, where the stresses are found, so are the blessings. The move is going to suuuuuuck. But, we're moving into a better place for our family (less rednecks for sure).
My edit-block has passed as it always seems to.
And the poor dog is still outside, but they have removed the leash and put it in a fence thing with a dog house. So yes, it still whines all the time, but at least it can hunker in its tiny dog house when it's cold or rainy.
All in all, I feel pretty dang blessed.
What about you? Do your bummy moods usually pave a path to all the great things in your life?