SO! Here's how MY weekend went! -
At my Day Job, (running the Boarding kennel at the Veterinarian Center) my day off used to be Thursdays. But the technician who covered for me is needed up front to assist in surgeries now that one of the techs (Mandy) moved to Ohio to finished her college work at the Ohio Zoo. (MANDY are you out there? reading this?) So that meant I would have to take Saturdays off (boo hoo) and actually start having the weekends off. Wow, this is going to be nice! So Friday night I stayed up very late (figuring out how to put fonts on my photos and things) and what the H! I didn't have to be up early. Usually the latest I get up is 5:30 and get to work somewhere between 7 - 7:30 to let the dogs out. As soon as I step in the door they are barking and got their legs crossed to go outside! So on Saturday I slept in until a quarter to 9!!!! I haven't done that in years! I washed my face, let the dogs out and sat down to check my emails. At 9:30 the phone rang! The office girls had JUST discovered that there was NO ONE working in the boarding area. The weekend girl was a NO-SHOW! I told them to start letting the dogs out and I'd get there as soon as I could. I always put on eye make-up because my lashes and pale and look non-existent.
everything's fine. Yeah, a 15yr old is the calm one. I don't get mad about too much EXCEPT my animals and those under my care. I'm very particular about how the Boarding kennel is run and I worry about it all the time. I know I need to let it go and stop fretting but look what happens! AAAARRGGHHH!!
So I called the girl, no answer, right to voice mail, then I text her later and even now on Sunday night, NO reply. Doc said that she's DONE. He said she could have at least called and I definitely agree.
Later, I started worrying that maybe something had happened to her but....we would have heard something by now if that was the case. So I didn't get home until mid-afternoon and with all that adrenaline going, I rearranged my house and worked on sorting through some stuff.
Sunday morning, read some blogs and left to buy some more flowers because I'm addicted. Then I spent the whole day outside. I was only going to spend a little time but.... Here's just a little bit of what I did.
I planted more flowers under the tree
SCORE! Look at all the plants I saved from dying in the dumpster!
So I started weeding and I am always pulling weeds out of the crack in the step to my sidewalk and also around the paving blocks I put down for the mailman so that he won't walk through my flowers. I suddenly decided to planted my purchase of the day "moss roses" in the cracks.
So while I'm doing some of this, I see the elderly lady who walks her little Shih-tzu coming down the sidewalk with her walker. (Almost everyone in town walks on this street) anyway she gets up to my house and we chat about my yard, my dogs and how I have a big backyard for them to run in and about how she has to use a walker now because she has fallen several times but her little dog likes to go on walks. Then she's on her way to the neighbors yard and stops under their tree and pulls down something on the walker and sits on it and watches me garden......after a while I see her get up and cross the busy street with her little dog.
watch her. She has stopped and is talking to the guy who plants tulips all over his yard......OK, he can worry about her now. So I putter around some more, thinking "where's her family?" and maybe I could make some sort of belt for her to wear and attach the leash to it. I look up and I don't see her anymore...God Darn It! I can't worry about everyone!..........but I do.