i have no complaints about the weather this winter – we’ve only had about 3 really cold days, but today it’s raining for the second day in a row. actually, it’s not quite raining, it’s misting. but that’s just as annoying. it’s gray outside and you have to squint so that the mist cannot penetrate through your eyelashes. ivan and i did our usual loop around the block at around 7:00 this morning and now we’re both damp.
upon return from our walk we both immediately headed back to the bed for a short snooze. i couldn’t really fall asleep because i kept thinking about all of the people who were not only up, showered and dressed at this hour, but have also fed and dressed several kids and were already out the door, rushing to drop their children off at two different schools before arriving at their office for an 8 hour workday. oy. i can’t even imagine. how do they do it? especially in the rain . . .
i asked the question so naturally the universe wasted no time in providing me with the answer. i got up from my warm albeit damp bed, which now smells like wet dog, and turned on the computer. my home page lists links from several freshly pressed blogs for the day and the first to call out to me was a blog titled work-life-imbalance written by a 30-something working mother from washington, dc. in her blog post she writes about how much she misses her baby who is cared for by family members, while she is at work from 9 to 5. this is precisely why 9-5 jobs are so unappealing to me. i could never leave ivan by himself all day long, and he’s not even a baby anymore. he is 12 and 1/2 years old, which is approximately 87 in dog years. i started getting anxious just reading her blog. luckily she provides comic relief at the end of her post.
here is a must see, hysterical video which will no doubt crack you up – especially if you don’t have any children of your own – watch this video!
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
– Dr. Seuss