Thursday, January 5, 2012

So Much for Enthusiasm!!

When I got up this morning, I was ready to start the day!  We've had 2 days with temperatures well below freezing, and the day was predicted to be a sunny and warmer one, giving me some added enthusiasm!
When daylight came, I took the dogs for their morning walk.  We even went a little farther than we usually do. You can see in the picture below, that Sheba also had enthusiasm at the start of the day!
It really felt good to be outside in the fresh air.  
I fed the birds and took a few pictures.  
Once back inside, I cooked breakfast for myself and the dogs and tackled the laundry.  I then reviewed the list of things that needed to get done. Sheba had a vet appointment to recheck how her leg is healing. (it looks great by the way) I had an appointment to get my haircut.  My van needs an oil change and a headlight needs to be replaced.  Of course there's always that needed stop at the grocery store. But then, I can't explain it, but something happened.  All of the sudden I had no energy or enthusiasm...
So, I called and rescheduled Sheba's and my appointments.  I'll have Carl  take care of my van on Saturday, and I think we have plenty of groceries.  I've spent the day with the dogs and just relaxing not really doing anything.  After all, why do today what you can do tomorrow or Saturday--Especially when it's your day off, right?! 

42 comments:

Karine said...

Right!!!

It was much warmer here today too, it felt wonderful :o)

Suz said...

bumhood....ain't it grand

2browndawgs said...

Everybody needs a day for themselves from time to time. I call it a pj (pajama) day. ;)

Sharon said...

Love the pic of CC showing your enthusiasm! Yep, some days are like that, I have a lot of them. Sheba looks chipper!

TexWisGirl said...

glad you listened to your voice to just take it easy. :)

Jim said...

Yes indeed! Just follow Todd! He seems to know how to 'do it'!

What a beautiful shot of that Cardinal, Kim!

Country Gal said...

It is warmer here now to , the snow is slowly melting . Awesome photos. Our Cardnal is skittish and wont sit still for me to get good photos of him ! I got days like that to where I am raring to go then suddenly my energy level drops ! Love Todd being upside down ! Have a good day !

LindaG said...

I've had those days. Sometimes you just need a little 'you' time.
Have a wonderful evening!

Sue said...

Today was mid sixties here. I got a lot done. Yesterday I got hit with MSG at lunch and slept all afternoon. It looks like a lazy was OK with your pack.

Jan said...

I love to put off procrastinating until tomorrow.

NanaNor's said...

Hugs to you today Kim, I can totally understand your not having energy-girl you've had enough activity for the next couple of months. You just need to have some down time and enjoy your pups-emotional losses take a toll.
Wish I was there with you. On a off chance do you recognize a dog by the name of Rocko, whose owner is Savannah? I can't seem to find her blog; hate it when that happens. Have a good day tomorrow.
Love, Noreen

rottrover said...

I have those days. Sometimes it's just a gift to be able to hang with the pack...

tammy j said...

what rottrover just said! love it.
just hang with the pack as a gift to yourself!
btw, does anybody sleep cuter than baby todd? talk about relaxed.
i love the pictures of him snuggled up to toby on jan 2 post. went back often to look at them!
love,
tammy j
ps... very chic t shirt on sheba!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

It's a wise woman who listens when her body and mind tell her to rest. You have been through a lot and down time is a good thing. Look at those relaxed animals:-)

Miriam said...

I'm glad that you paid attention to how you were feeling today, and took the day for yourself - we need to do that sometimes!

Thank you so much for your kind words about William - I have been thinking of you often over the last few days, wondering how you manage this kind of loss as often as you do. Here's hoping the year ahead has much, much more joy than sorrow!

houndstooth said...

We all need a lazy day from time to time! I know I'm going to be sad to see mine come to an end when next Monday rolls around. *sigh*

Sheila and Bob said...

Kim, Just remember their is NOTHING that can not be done TOMORROW, that is our motto.


Hamish, Sophie
Sheila & Bob

RYKER said...

Congratulations, enjoy!

Inger said...

With all the things you have been through and working too, you really need some time to yourself or you and the dogs to just relax. And, again, I'm so glad you have Todd. And also, reading the previous post, I am glad that Toby seems better. I so wish we could explain to them. And I worry about Samson without Angel. She's fine, but old and she is his everything. He is completely attached to her. Dear Kim, I don't know how you do it but I'm glad you had a good day.

Lori Skoog said...

Why not? I hope you were able to rest like Todd...

NCmountainwoman said...

I can't think of many people more deserving of a mental health day than you, Kim. Glad to hear Sheba is doing well. I hope you were able to prevent whatever triggered the problems.

Debi said...

Todd seems to have no problem with your choice. I've had plenty of those days lately myself too. It feels good sometimes to just set the list aside.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I feel one of those days coming on soon!!

Gill in Canada

Ann's Art said...

Good idea!...time for you to recharge your batteries.

Christine said...

I've had days like that too. In fact, I may just do that tomorrow.

KB said...

It's funny how enthusiasm for an early morning walk with your dogs in the sunshine doesn't always translate into enthusiasm for errands! I have the same thing happen to me sometimes...

I hope that you got some good rest and relaxation today. I'm glad to hear that Sheba's leg is looking good.

Bobbi said...

Good for you, Kim! After all, a day off is a day off... time to relax and enjoy! Love the pictures!

Catherine said...

I agree! Hope you find your energy Kim! Love the photo of the pup running in the sun - cute!
xo Catherine

KT and Easton said...

I can hear Carl now:

"yes dear"

scotsmad said...

We all have those days when the battery just starts to go flat. Just enjoy it. Nothing is too pressing.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Val said...

come on everybody let's do the "TODD"
Just love your little Todd, he really is a hoot and so smart...kicking back and throwing his feet in the air!! Come on everybody let's do the "TODD"
Thanks for the great relaxation shots Kim. HAve a great friday.

jodistone said...

Sometimes a loss of enthusiasm is just what the doctor ordered!

Nice way to re-prioritize!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Kim
Did it feel good to just take it easy and rest today after your walk? I bet it was so good to just stop and enjoy the changing weather. Ours changes every minute it seems. Tonight is fog- but we could see the moon that is growing!
I loved the red bird photo- wow!
how gorgeous.
Sheeba is cute in her shirt as she was running- she looked like she felt good.
And of course Todd is so full of cuteness- he is so irrestistable!
Rescheduling the appointments was the best thing to do. And just give yourself time to heal and rest
love
tweedles

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Good for you. Very well deserved time to just bum around.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Yep, sometimes the energy just runs out. You and the dogs sure deserve a day of rest and re-creation. Glad to hear Sheba is healing well. Have you started working with the dog trainer yet, or are you just keeping Sheba and Carrie Ann separated for now?

Jed & Abby

Leslie said...

Looks like Sheba is making a fashion statement. We all have those times when we just lose motivation...I have been there this week. Chillax with the dogs and Have a great weekend

Donna said...

Actually that happens to me sometimes too!! Lately it's more often than not... scary. Have a good day off!!

Nancy K. said...

Next time put REST and RELAX on your list!

;-)

Have a wonderful weekend

bellaboo said...

I think it's a case of post Christmas fatigue.Glad you decided to just 'chill'.Tomorrow is another day as they say. :0)

The Witch said...

Kim,
We all need days like these and should take then more often. Life is too short not to smell the fresh snow and take the beauty of the day in.
Glad you had fun with the dogs.

sophie...^5 said...

What a coincidence...my Dad Ron was full of energy this am and mid-afternoon a major snow front came in and game over...he had to stop everything and lay down.

missing moments said...

A well earned day off ... hope it was superb!