The past two weeks I have been having problems with dizziness, balance and sinus stuff. It didn’t dawn on me until someone told me today that Oklahoma is in early spring bloom this year as we had an extremely mild winter, that that was what was throwing my health off.
I have been thinking I have been doing too much but now I realize my body is using energy on an additional issue and so a little cutting back is necessary until the spring allergy season is gone.
In addition, these past two weeks I have been on the phone quite a bit with my daughter because the doctors discovered my grand-daughter had an enlarged heart and fluid around it. It has since resolved and we have also found out she has a non-threatening heart-murmur.
However, if that wasn’t enough, we just found out that my grandson will be needing to see a brain surgeon. The back of his head is not symmetrical and the doctor felt it was necessary to have it checked out. Other than that he is way beyond his age in his motor skills and whatnot. He is also weighing in at 16 pounds! lol Little chunky monkey!
All the stress has proved to be a bit much, however, and I’m a little tired today as I did not sleep well last night (went to bed too late – a huge no-no for me) so I thought I would share something happy and wonderful with you!
I have finally adopted a new pug. His name is Smash Leroux. Before you lean back and howl, let me explain how I arrived at his name. I always name my pets after literary works or artistic works and the authors. Smash is the new broadway musical television series that I have fallen in love with. In addition, anyone who has seen or raised a pug knows it is not uncommon for people to comment on a pug’s smashed face.
Leroux is french and means red-haired and Smash is actually an apricot colored pug. In addition, it is the name of the author of, The Phantom of the Opera, another musical I adore. Plus, the mask is a critical element in the story line. Lastly, pugs have masks whether they are fawn, black or apricot colored.
So you see. I did put some serious thinking into it. Smash is not a frivolous name I came up with, or the result of a badly functiong brain day … but one that has much meaning. (insert sarcasm here!)
Anyway, I thought you would like to meet him so I have posted photos throughout this post.
He is an incredible little guy. Never barks, is very laid back, loves to walk, weighs about 24 pounds, snores (which I love) and is quite the little lover. He has discovered my shoulder and loves to nestle his cute little head there when I am resting, reading or watching tv/movies.
I had no idea the utter devastation Dekker’s death actually caused in my life until I got Smash. All of a sudden my life has balance again. All the enormous holes in my day are filled and the loneliness is gone.
I have this adorable little creature to keep me company, love me unconditionally, and pour my love and compassion into.
Now if it only worked that way in human relationships! smile
I hope you have an amazing day today!
Determined to continue forward,