Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Perfect Pillow

I know my son is going to make me delete this post as soon as he finds it, so look fast.

I'm back at work and am past my fury over having my vacation plans thwarted. My boss understands that I'm still in need of time off, so he's working with me and we've set aside a week in June when I might tentatively be able to use those vacation days. I'll look into all the suggestions that people had ranging from using earplugs on the horses to training despite the distractions to moving. I've tried explaining why I can't move right now, but there are so many reasons and after a while it all just sounds like excuses. Ultimately, for a person who can rarely find time to pull herself away from her computer and telephone in order to use the restroom, moving is about as big of a project as forcing my own reincarnation. My goal is to be under less stress -- not more. So, when I'm under stress, the ideal solution is to pull up a perfect pillow and breathe deeply.

15 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

Oh gosh is THAT ever a cute pic!! Better not delete that- it's not often a shot like that gets shared with folks!!

And I have to confess NM, it brought a much MUCH needed smile to my evening here. I thank you- AND your son, for putting it up.

Fricken neighbors. Wish I could run them ALL off for ya ;)

Katharine Swan said...

Awww, how cute. :o)

Glad you're at peace with it now, NM. Best of luck with your NEXT attempt.

KD said...

Good luck taking your much needed vacation! Your son and pup are adorable!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Great picture. How cute they are. June isn't that far away, so if you can just hold on a little longer until you can do vacation days...

fernvalley01 said...

Sounds like you are feeling better .Thinking good thoughts for you in JUne!

Paint Girl said...

That is just the cutest thing ever! I love dog pillows! They are actually pretty comfortable!
I hope your next vacations works out for you!

sue said...

I saw that we... your blog friends.... all pull together and say "prayers, best wishes, etc, etc" that your week in June is PERFECT.... com'on bloggers... join with me!!!!!!!

Sydney said...

lol I love the cute corgi eyes there.

HorseOfCourse said...

Lovely picture. The expression in your dog's eyes makes me smile :-)
And how nice that you could rescedule - as GHM says, June is not that far away.

Leah Fry said...

That's so unfair. Your home should be your haven, where you get to do what you want, when you want.

Very cute pic. Question - do Corgis shed a lot?

Cheryl Ann said...

I only have 4 weeks until I'm on summer vacation and believe me...I can't WAIT! Glad you got to postphone yours!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Leah - Corgis do shed year round, but not anywhere nearly as bad as all the other dog breeds I've known during my life. I don't mind their shedding at all. It's usually single hairs falling out. I never see any clumps on the carpet unless I specifically pull out some tail feathers.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Another thing just happened that always happens when I take a vacation, which makes me glad that I canceled my vacation. My dogs go all year without getting sick, and as soon as I take some days off from work, they start vomiting on the carpet and I spend a lot of my time off scrubbing the carpet. I don't know why this happens like clockwork. I guess the excitement of having someone in the house change her routine upsets their stomachs. Anyway, being down on my hands and knees with a scrub brush is not how I want to spend my vacation either. I might just hire my kids ahead of time to keep the carpet clean when/if I go on vacation in June.

Shirley said...

Seems all things happen for a good reason, and I'll bet your June vacation will be wonderful.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Awwww, what a sweet picture, NM. Your son is very good looking, and so is your adorable corgi.

I think everyone encourages you to move because that's what we'd do AND we just can't imagine anyone having to go through what you do everyday with those bizarro neighbors of yours.

I think of you often, NM and just wish you could have a peaceful, quiet life living in a neighborhood where noone bothers you or causes you stress.
It doesn't seem like you're living in that sort of neighborhood.

Sometimes it's a trade-off....having to deal with the TEMPORARY stressful experience of moving, so you can escape from the PERMANENT daily stressful experiences living where you currently do.

I've been there and done that. And I've never regretted moving, however stressful it was.

It's like pregnancy and childbirth...painful, uncomfortable and inconvenient...but one day, it's over and then you get to enjoy all the gifts and 'fruits' of your labor.

Makes it all worth it, my friend :)


(((HUGS)))
~Lisa