I feel like I've been away forever, four weeks I think it is! Before the holidays I just ran out of steam for working and crashed a wee bit, necessary at the time but I think it could have been avoidable if I had stuck to a better work-day plan. Something that has been on my mind quite a lot over the holidays and something I must address in 2013 if I'm to achieve the things I want to this year.
I had hoped to be back to work last week, ready and raring to go with all the optimism and enthusiasm the bright and shiny New Year always seems to bring, but our wee man had other ideas. Our poor wee Spanner has just had the worst two and a half weeks of his little life. So far in 2013 he has seen more vets than in the whole of 2012! On New Year's Eve he had to have an emergency operation for bladder stones that had got stuck... without going into icky detail I can tell you he was in a lot of pain and distress and it has taken him a full two weeks to recover from his op. It has been incredibly stressful and almost heartbreaking at times, but the good news is that this morning he finally had his stitches removed and he is almost back to full health. Now we are just waiting on test results from those bladder stones to know if he needs to be on a permanently restricted diet. In the meantime we'll be building back up to our usual walking routine and keeping him as healthy and happy as possible.
As you might imagine it was tricky deciding what my first post of 2013 should be, but I found inspiration, via 'making everyday beautiful', in Amy's beautiful embroidery... be joyful. The simplest of sentiments put so succinctly.