I’m not sure how many times I am going to have to retype 2016 to a 17 but here was another! I still keep getting confused by the year we’re in and I’ve found myself questioning the day of the week even though work routines kicked in this week. Even though it was a short week I found it took forever for the weekend to get here but I am so glad it finally arrived
We saw New Year in with our very great friend RH in Crewe and drove back down south on New Years Day with a plan to give us Monday 2nd to recover before starting back at work on the Tuesday. Unfortunately plans don’t seem to work out for us and the week didn’t start as we had hoped. My parent’s dog was taken to an emergency appointment at the vets as she was incredibly poorly and as a result she is no longer with us, leaving us at a tender age of 7
Monday afternoon an evening was as you can imagine; full of tears and it completely drained us all. Even though it is an animal and not a blood relation a dog really does become part of the family and there is now a gap in the house and atmosphere where she once was. None of us slept well that night and I started back at my weekday routine with a heavy heart and a sleepy head
Having to deal with a bereavement is hard, but it got much harder having to tell J and as a result Tuesday was a difficult day. I dreaded the working day finishing as it meant we had to sit her down and explain that Apple was no longer with us before heading to her nanny and granddads for dinner. She didn’t quite understand initially and looked a little confused, before continually asking to see her
Lexi got an extra special cuddle on the sofa and a sleep on the bed that night. She is about to turn 8 and the house is so empty without her when she stays with friends that I can’t bear to even consider thinking about that day. This weekend she will get an extra special walk with a little girl who adores her, even if we’re pretty certain Lexi continuously wonders when J is going and when peace will be restored!