M.I.A. and the July Challenge

Yes, I know, I’ve been M.I.A. for the past few weeks.  It’s a been a crazy few weeks in our house.  Our daughter is home from Chicago visiting for a few more days.  It has been so nice to have her back.  I really am not looking forward to letting her go back to her home so far away.  I have loved every second of having her near me, going to the gym with me, eating dinners out, cooking dinners home, drinking wine together, and just hanging out. SO.MUCH.FUN.

Now I’m going to get sentimental and sad.  As you some of you know, we had to say goodbye to our beloved kitty after almost 17 years.  Our kitty fell ill in May, felt somewhat better, off and on, on certain days, and then just took a turn for the worse and really got sick.  She was a trooper and held on to life until Allyson could get home (at least that’s my story as to why she waited).  I took her to the vet on her last day, and had to have Allyson take care of the essentials.  It was a devastating day for us.  Our whole family feels as if a part of our hearts have been ripped open.  We miss that cat.   She was our rock – always there for us.  I am still crying over her.  I’ll come home expecting to see her, and just tear up.  It’s going to take a while for me to get used to an empty house without her.  It’s taken me two weeks before I could store her favorite toys (I can’t throw them away) or to put away her food dishes or to just throw away the cat box.  I hope this gets easier.  It’s just too raw right now.

In the field I am in, I must go on.  I see people on a daily basis and need to have myself together and get back to work.  So, now it’s time to create a July challenge.  I fell behind, so you have had a reprieve of the first 10 days of July.  But starting now, let’s move.  I need this just as much as you.  I need for you to keep me motivated and keep my mind off of things.  The July Challenge is Jumping July!  10 squat jumps, 10 pushups, 10 burpees with jumps, and a one-minute plank.  Try this every day until the end of July.  We will all feel better after getting up and moving.  I know it helps me…so off I go to begin the challenge.

Talk to me.  Tell me your thoughts.  If you’ve gone through the loss of a pet, I would love to know how you survive.  Give me strength and hope that this emptiness will eventually ease.  I need you.Kitty

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