List the people I would like to spend more time with before the end of the year.
Pete and Laura! I need to call Laura and make that happen. We already scheduled the days off to go visit them...just have to form the plan! It is a rare gem when you reconnect with an old friend and his wife turns out to be someone you connect with on a level I did not think was even possible at my age. The fact that my husband gets along great with them, our boys became fast friends and we share some core beliefs that are super important to me. My soul needs more time with them in my life.
My brother. My brother and my husband are ridiculous when they get together. Sometimes only family can understand the darkest of humor that resides within. I get my love of horror movies and dark comedy from my brother. I get a lot from him. The love I have for him is really deep, though you would not know it by the way we constantly pick on each other. My goal is for us to go on vacation together. I miss him so much.
Our Moms. I really wanted to start Sunday dinner traditions at least once a month and have failed miserably at this. Actually hoping to start that this month. It is only March so I am not too far behind on that.
My dog. He is 13 now and for the first time his age is really showing. He lost his hearing right after Zoe died and his sight is getting cloudy but none of that slowed him down. Last week we had a super nice day and I hurried home to get outside with him and play ball. It has been a while since we had great weather and I wanted him to get out and run around. Well he did and he hurt himself. His old body can't keep up anymore and he either pulled or tore his ACL (it is called a CCL in dogs). Ended up rushing him to the Vet that afternoon. He got a shot and some meds (he is still on) and we wait to see how he does. In the mean time we have to keep him from running, jumping and playing. He is still limping but as of yesterday (a solid week) he finally is showing signs of recovering. If he doesn't then we have to go to a specialist and have very expensive surgery. At his age I worry. I never thought he would ever slow down and now that he has to it is killing me. He really is my first born son. I want to savor every moment with him.
Myself. I need to get back to running long distance. That alone time did wonders to my mental state. I also want to go on a solo trip. I have been feeling very lost and dealing with a ton of stress. I have got to take care of myself or I am going to be no good to anyone else.