Life has changed a lot since Rommie’s passing.
The house is quiet. I listen to music, watch movies, or turn on the radio so there is some noise in the house. It is amazing how much noise one dog can make.
While I miss her there are 2 other new pressing issues in my life:
- recovering from being rear-ended on 8/8
- recovering from being sent back to unemployment line on 8/13
Yes, that is right. I am no longer working in the relocation industry.
I will not discuss each incident for various reasons.
I will periodically discuss my job search efforts.
As for Rommie – she is back home in a small cedar chest being guarded by a Perfect Petzzz named Bolivar (Dad’s golden retriever) who is sleeping on top of the chest.
(The above photo is the arrangement I put in the vase on Joe’s grave. The tennis ball is from the flower’s I had on Joe’s casket.)
The future of JoyReturns looks “so bright I gotta wear shades” during the next few months, but first I need to wrap up a couple of things.
The Tour de Parks series, where I walk one park a weekend, will end in September. I just need to confirm how much walking and driving I am allowed to do right now in order to determine the end date.
My final thoughts on Rommie and the events of 7/31 will be published on Sunday 8/30.
There will be an announcement on Tuesday 9/1 about the series running the entire month of October – a series in the works since June. A series that had me asking God
“Who am I going to lose…Rommie, Mom, someone from the Kearns’ side or a combination?”
Yes, it will deal with grief but I am putting my own unique, out-of-the-box spin on the series.
So stay tuned, it’s going to be a fall filled with lots of treats. 😉