Thursday, June 16, 2011

Instead of Going to the Shelter

Maybe I should've gone to the shelter today, but something held me back.  I have some available foster space, but still I didn't go.  We have 2 more weeks left at Petsmart before we're out for a month and I need to be sure we have placement for the kittens who remain there.  It's always a juggling act, isn't it?

Instead of going to the shelter, I found myself at Staples because The Shermin-ator chewed up the wires on my telephone headset.  I'm on the phone so much that I needed a head set in order to keep my neck from getting so sore. 

Instead of going to the shelter, I went to the grocery store to buy some fresh fruit and veggies.  I joined Weight Watchers and I'm trying really hard to do whatever they tell me to do.  My biggest fear of becoming one of *those* cat ladies who has no self esteem or pride in their appearance was coming a little too close to fruition. 

Instead of going to the shelter, I put in a load of laundry and am cleaning out my bedroom closet.  I've got "the cat phone" with me and am answering adoption calls while my head is buried in the closet among the dust bunnies and curious cats who are crawling in there with me.

Instead of going to the shelter, I took my dog Maggie out for a walk on this gorgeous morning.  She seemed a bit puzzled about why she was being taken out in the middle of the day instead of after dinner.  But she didn't argue and I was proud when she pee'd in the yard of the Squirrel-Killing-Animal-Hating-Neighbours.  They sold the house but haven't moved yet.  Maybe just a little pee burn mark....

Instead of going to the shelter, I took off my sandals and have been walking barefoot through the house - enjoying the feeling of the 100+ year old hardwood under my feet.  I emptied the dishwasher and reloaded it again - all before noon! 

Instead of going to the shelter, I *WILL* find where the source of the pee smell is in the basement.  I can smell it - it's somewhere - but where?  I'll crawl on my hands and knees sniffing the corners.  The glamour!

Instead of going to the shelter, I took care of myself for a change.  I feel guilty as hell, but if I don't have days like this from time to time, I'll burn out.   Certainly nothing that I've listed sounds like much fun - no massages, manicures, or clothes shopping.   Just enjoying a day with *me* and my life.

7 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Sounds like a good day, Beth, and one you do need. Good for you!

Random Felines said...

We all need those days - or we turn into mumbling vats of jelly. I think the first step to being successful is realizing we CAN'T do everything and that sometimes we need to take some time for ourselves....and then we need to realize that is OK!

selkie said...

Beth, you make me laugh - there you are reciting "instead of going to the shelter" .. yet at least HALF of the things you mention are SHELTER-related LOL .... you can run but you can't hide! Also kudos for joining WW - I did so myself - they have a really good deal for their monthly passes - as it gives you as many meetings as you want to go to as well as complete online access.

Sarah said...

would it be wrong to say "I am so jealous!"

Emsworth Girl said...

Good for you ...balance! Don't feel guilty you need to keep Beth in Balance. Weight watchers I go to as well awesome good choice!

Though you could have advertised as for Jenny Craig as model and raised awareness for shelters!! Every pound lost raises money for rescues...oh digress! Enjoy some "me" time!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

I read the note from SKAH neighbor to hubby and his assesment is that she just wants you to know that her husband is a doctor and they are SOOOO much better than you...I didn't skip the shelter, but then I'm not rescuing, transporting and trying to find homes for all of those cats. I'm just cleaning, walking dogs, dorking around with the puppies and playing with kitties. Last night I fell asleep on the floor in my foster room and dreamed that my house was clean and clutter free...that must also mean that in my dream I was hubby free-LOL

House of the Discarded said...

Note to "Anonymous": I didn't post your comment, because it was rude and it wasn't really anonymous. I've said it before: "If you're going to say something nasty and unhelpful, please be sure you are actually anonymous."

Shame on you.

B