It's amazing how much a pet becomes part of the family. You don't really think too much about it until they're gone.
The little things are what get to me, the fact that I can't open the back door every morning and see her come running, wagging her tail just happy to see us, or not having her eagerly waiting for her Milk Bone Treat (she loved those).
So yesterday morning, I opened the back door and was not prepared for her not being there, so I had a bit of a breakdown, cried and cried, but it's a lot better now.
We're slowly getting used to the idea of not having her and I do thank God that she passed away before hubby left. It would have broken his heart if he was already gone when it happened. So you see there's always a positive to everything, you just have to look for it.
So we're getting ready for hubby to leave this weekend, and granted it's only for about 2 weeks, it's always hard seeing them go. You never quite get used to the constant TDY's and deployments in the military...you would have thought after 8 years of this it would be easier for me, but it really is not. There's nothing quite like having your husband with you everyday!!!
I have a couple things I need him to help me with before he leaves, and I really want him to take a look at my car and make sure everything is running fine. You have no idea how things break or stop working when he goes somewhere. It's actually become a joke between us!!!
We have nothing planned for today. The kids have had yesterday and today off of school, so we've been enjoying sleeping in and just hanging out. With the rain outside, it's just perfect for watching movies, cuddling on the couch and eating popcorn. Though the sibling rivalry is at it's peak....I swear these kids love each other to death but they can't go 30 minutes without screaming or yelling at each other, or fighting over a toy or the what to watch on the tv. Amazing!
With this weather, I've been enjoying my crockpot, and speaking of it, thank you to all who continue to play along every thursday. I'm slowly getting a wonderful collection of slow cooker recipes thanks to all of you :)
I've also met new wonderful blogging people. So I thought that I would mention them here so that you can all go over and say hi, that is if you've never met them.
This Mom's Life - Jill is a mom of four and she's only been blogging since September. I've enjoyed going back and reading her posts, boy was I happy to know that she loves books too :)
Shady Hill House - Emily has also just recently started blogging, in August to be exact. She's a Christian mom who is expecting her third child. Go on over and say hi if you have a chance.
Urban Christian Gal - Mrs K. is also new to blogging, just started this week. She brings a new perspective into blogging, the one from someone living an urban lifestyle in what she calls "cement city" LOL
Well I'm off to my food blog, need to post tonight's dinner recipe and also get my Five Ingredients Friday post up. If you're interested in joining, just go over to Overwhelmed with Joy for a list of other participants sharing recipes that are 5 ingredients or less.
Hope you're all having a wonderful Friday, I'll see you all back here tomorrow morning :)
I mentioned that I'm using my crockpot alot this week, so today is no exception. It already smells wonderful in the house, we're having Slow-Cooked Sirloin.
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