Starting with the sad.
Pal passed away last night :'(
Smiley was old, and had done a long and loving stint making the world happy. Pal was just getting started. He was young, handsome, joyous, huge, and lovely. I’m sad. Can’t even fathom how Joanne and her family are coping.
I’m missing Pal :(
So, Chewie is getting extra hugs, treats and kisses today.
It’s been a busy, tiring morning.
The day so far
Woke up at 6:30 with plans of curling up with coffee, and the book I’m reading (Anita & me, by Meera Syal).
I’ve done everything but that.
Made coffee, caught up on email, news, greader, and Instagram.
Read the Ulysses a couple more times.
Copied and pasted Ulysses here on SpkEasy.
Took Chewie for a short walk.
At turnaround point, he indicated he wasn’t ready to go back. So made it a slightly longer walk.
Returned home, freshened up, fried eggs for breakfast. Gave him his second breakfast.
Washed of dirty exercise clothes.
Emptied the dishwasher. Restacked the dishwasher. Hand washed a few of the dishes in the sink.
Mowed both the lawns. Spent as much time cleaning the mud and grass collecting around the blades, as doing the actual mowing. Had planned 40 mins. Took 1 hour 40 🙁
Now, sitting with my treat – a glass of cold, full fat milk, and a Madeleine.