Friday, September 28, 2012

Letting Go of a Bad Week

What a week it was!  I started out on Monday, full of energy and thinking positive. The mornings were so beautiful and there was a feeling of fall in the air.
Then everything started to slowly get away from me and go downhill.  Even the traffic to get to work was worse than  usual.  
And don't get me started about the stink-bugs that continue to take over everything outside and are finding their way inside ...
Honestly, when we had a 4 hour power outage, it all just seemed like too much. And just when I was ready to cry 'Uncle' and be consumed by the frustration of everything, I was returned to reality by the antics of Todd.
The goofiness of Toby ...
The nuzzling from Sheba, who by the way is a great listener ...
And Josh who stood there so patiently with a frisbee, his tail wagging and eyes full of hope, inviting me to play his favorite game with him.  
It was all I needed to just let go of everything, put it all behind me and look ahead to next week that so far, is a blank slate.  
I hope your week is ending on a good note and you enjoy your weekend!


  1. oh, this was sweet. surrounded by love and sweetness. :)

  2. Here's to a better week next week!

  3. It's always good to have the four legged friends to make a bad day good.


  4. Just when you thought the world was crumbling down on you, you had these furry friends to lift it up. How sweet. Hope you have a good weekend. Ana

  5. We are hoping you have a peaceful weekend Kim! I am sure all the furrys will bring you some smiles!
    Take a deep breath- relax!

  6. Just leave it up to the kids to lift your spirits. Up to then... I have to agree, that is a pretty sucky week. I almost called you, guess it's a good thing I didn't, that would have been worse then your stink bugs! :D

  7. Yep we pups know how to show and help you two leggers see the positive and beauty even in the midst of the nasty and ugly. It's just a part of our job, and we love it.
    I will say MOM would be a little grumpy too if she had to deal with those sticky bugs. Hope your weekend leaves you refreshed and ready to hit the new week head on with eyes, mind and heart focus on the beauty of each day.

  8. You can survive this with tomorrow being Saturday, then Sunday and those pups will be always, ALWAYS ready to cheer you right up! Next week? Not here yet!


  9. I had a horrible day yesterday, when I got home I was greeted by smiling rottweilers - one with a stuffed lobster and one with an antler in their smiling mouths.

  10. Woof! Woof! Are those ladybugs? We remember they come on Fall season. Well that's TODD. Hope all is well with the rest of the Golden Pines Gang. Have a wonderful weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  11. You can keep that traffic!

    It's so great to get home to the pack and relax, isn't it.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  12. I'm sure your puppers all know how to cheer you up!

  13. Why is it that dogs know what's really important ?

  14. Booooo stinkbugs! Yey pups!!!!!!!!!

  15. Yikes on those stinkbugs!!! Hope this week is better. And glad that your buds were able to pick you up!!

  16. Thank goodness for our furkids eh?
    My sanity has been saved more times than I can count by their antics and expressions.

    Hope next week will be a better one for you :)

  17. There's nothing like a pack of faithful dogs to put things in perspective. You will never be short of love there :).
    I've been reading back to catch up on your blogposts and the 'faithful' pack is a prominent theme. Just LOVE that picture of all of them on the porch. See...they are always ready and waiting. Beautiful fuzz-balls!
    Hope next week will feel more settled.
    Sending lotsaluv

  18. Here's to a better week. I really believe each one of your pack has a specific job and they all joined together to allow you to see beauty and let go of the "stuff". Have a wonderful weekend.

  19. I have read about that horrid stinkbug invasion! How awful that must be. Glad this week is behind you and that you have the dogs to keep you grounded.

  20. I suppose bad weeks are inevitable sometimes...really hope next week will make up for it. Love the pics.

  21. Tomorrow is always a new day! ...and yes, bad things seem to always happen at once, don't they?

    Hug the pups!


  22. Hi there, Oh Kim I'm so sorry your week was bad but so glad you had so many devoted pups to cheer you on. I love how they meet your need-whether for goofiness, listening or just being clowns. Love your huge pumpkin-wow is all I can say.
    Have a great weekend and may it be filled with peace and joy.
    Noreen & Hunter

  23. How can you resist Josh with that hopeful invitation to play? My dogs keep me sane except when they're driving me insane.

  24. Hi - don't dogs just put everything into perspective for us with their enthusiasm for life and never ending ability to have fun. Even when my lovely dog was hours from dying his tail was wagging and he was sniffing about at the grass and licking us. They are all so beautiful. Lily. xxx

  25. We pups always have a way of making things better!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  26. How can one focus on the bad stuff, when you are surrounded by all that unconditional love and energy for life....impossible.
    You are living the dream !
    Here's to the stink bugs, going on their way ;)

  27. it has to be a biblical plague or something!
    either that or they've heard that your house is the best one for man and beast and bug!
    those faces. that love.
    be still my heart.
    i wish you could just stay home.
    tell your dentist surely he can arrange it??? lol.
    love and major bear hug,

  28. Dogs make everything better!

  29. hope you're having a lovely weekend, and next week is better for you,

    Gill in Canada

  30. They are such a comfort when we are stressed, our fur friends....

    So glad that you did have something wonderful to come home to.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  31. I LOVE LOVE this post! Captures how us dog lovers feel so often I think. Thank you!

  32. What great dogs!
    Have a blessed Sunday, Kim. ♥

  33. Hi Kim, I am your new blog follower. Hope we can be blog pals. I know exactly what you mean. It has been so hard living without my pets now. They are my everything, they made me laugh and love life. Now, I have pet blogs and reading them also helps me feel good and happy.

    Have a great weekend.


  34. Dogs are miracle workers. Josh and Easton not only look alike, they think alike - it's always time to play.

  35. That's a great way to cope with a bad day x

  36. Dogs give back the love we give to them and they always know the right moment. That picture of Josh is so adorable, how can one be upset surrounded by all this love. But I do agree, the stinkbugs are out of control!!

  37. tell me more about stick bugs.... I have never heard of them before

  38. Hey Golden Pines Gang, Jet here. Hi Miss Kim.

    OMD, Miss Kim, are we contagious? Mom's had stuff this week too... JJ, Puffy and I always try to shift her frown upside down.

    Those bugs are YUCKY, how long does their season run? We empathize (VBP - vocab builder project) on the power outage stuff AND traffic)

    Wishing you greater ease. Sending extra Jetty kisses and JJ hugs in case you need them.

  39. A wonderful post and photos! Ugh! That traffic would do me in! Isn't it amazing how the love from an animal can put things into perspective?!

  40. Isn't it amazing how you can start out so perky and positive and then things can just slide downhill from there. But one look from our babies and we turn back to mush. What would we do without them! :)


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