Friday, June 11, 2010

And the show goes on

My boss just got back yesterday. She's drained emotionally and physically. When I think about it, she's quite like me, she is able to put together things logically but has a hard time with the emotional component. She knows I'm there for her, and I often remind her that this takes time and that she is "allowed" to feel, to be sad, to grieve. Slowly, I know she'll get there, but it is always hard. Sometimes, I think I've finally gotten to a point in my life where I can somewhat dish out the advice and take it as well. That's certainly never been easy for me, but I don't know, it's weird, I want to feel and believe in what I say. Not that I haven't before, but to apply this stuff to myself as well.

Anyway, that was a bit of a tangent "I'm having a moment" thought. Despite all this stuff going on, the show will still go on. We are still going to have the open house this Sunday. I've decided that if I can and if I am secretive enough, I'm going to add a "in loving memory" slide to the end of our promo powerpoint which I made in February.

Most of me is excited about the open house to finally meet some more clients, show our facility, etc. The only thing I do not look forward to is seeing the client I mentioned in my slight meltdown post who is attending. I'm trying not to let it bother me. Who know, maybe he'll surprise me. I'll post details on how it goes.

The rest of the week has been busy running around taking care of A's dogs, a client's dogs, and my own dogs. I've also been preparing for the arrival of my new fur child, hopefully Saturday evening. I'm super excited, but it's funny, because I feel like the worried new puppy owner, hoping I do everything right. I guess humility is good sometimes.

Lastly, I've come to the conclusion my neighbor's kids are just adorable. I've talked about them here and here. The latest visit was Wednesday evening. They saw me out planting some shrubs (I got eaten by many mosquitoes!). The youngest little girl apparently really likes Tovah and calls her "Tobah." She was cute, trying to get her to sit and wanted to feed her leaves, meanwhile giggling the whole time. The other two siblings like to talk about whatever--their mom seeing a garter snake, the cottontail bunny they found, the mole holes in their yard (which I think are actually coming into my yard but I have a "moler" in Tovah), other kids they know, etc. According to their mom, last week, when they found the cottontail bunny, they waited for me to come home all day, so they could ask me what they should do with it. I guess I'm now known as the "go to" animal person.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

You're MY go-to animal person! :) I'm glad you have these cute little kids in your life. Kids make everything better!

I think you have been wonderfully supportive of your boss during this time. I hope your open house goes well this weekend and that it is the start of a booming business for you both!