Do you have a #selfcare buddy?

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Lizze took the boys to school and let me sleep in this morning. She’s pretty awesome. Actually, she’s pretty and awesome. 😉

Anyway, she had an appointment this morning, and when she got back, I was able to go for my walk. I don’t usually like walking between the hours of 10 AM and 3 PM, especially when the sun is blasting but I slathered on some SPF 50, packed up my self-care buddy and hit the park.

If you’ve not figured out yet, Ruby is my self-care buddy. She’s quite passionate about walking and will relentlessly me until we go to the park. This really helps, especially on the days I don’t feel like going. 😀

Everyone should have a self-care buddy.



It’s roughly 80°F and incredibly humid today, so I wasn’t super excited about going, but we went. As usual, Ruby did awesomely, and we made it around twice before it was time to leave for the school. That’s about three and a quarter miles, for those keeping track.

I feel pretty good this afternoon. I’m really stressed out and incredibly overwhelmed, but I’m in good spirits. A little sunshine can do wonders for a depressed mood.

When we’re out, Ruby gets all kinds of attention from everyone we come across. She’s pretty good around other people but gets nervous if they approach her too quickly. She’s only five pounds and can be a bit skittish at times. She doesn’t bite, but she has been known to quietly growl until I tell her it’s okay. She’s totally fine if I pick her up and people pet her. I guess she feels a bit safer.

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She is pretty adorable, and that’s coming from someone who’s never been a tiny dog person.

It’s been a pretty good day, and I’m grateful for that. I’m worried about so many things from money to my ailing Grandmother, who I’ve yet to visit today.

All those things are still weighing on me, but at the same time, at this moment in time, they’re not getting me down. 😀

I’m going to toss that in the win column.



  • BJW says:

    Sounds good. After my 2nd knee replacement surgery heals up, I’m planning on being the Bionic Woman! No, seriously I’m planning on being able to walk again. It would be nice.

    • Facebook Profile photo Rob Gorski says:

      My Mom is looking forward to doing the same thing. Her’s is scheduled for end of June and her knee is really bad. She was just saying that she can’t wait to start walking again. She’s in so much pain that the pain from recovery might actually be a relief from where she’s at right now. I hope your recovery is as smooth as possible and you are able to return to life in whatever way you would like to. 🙂