I don't want this blog to become an exercise blog, but this week has been super hectic. I'm actually not sure if I've fully explained our current living situation, so let me try to explain now. Currently, we are living with 2 cats, 4 dogs, and 6 puppies. The puppies are now 6 weeks old and are constantly getting into trouble. They're eating more and digging more. They want to be held, and they know how to climb stairs. Of course, this means they also are learning how to fall down stairs, so we have to be really careful.
The 4 dogs are great, but don't always get along. We really have to be careful around Mama Dog (Macy) and Shadow who tend to turn on each other at the slightest provocation, so they pretty much have to be kept separate or kept on leash. Cody and Shadow play all the time, or at least Shadow tries to play with Cody. Merlin is on new thyroid medication which seems to be making him very thirsty which means he's getting up in the middle of the night. Combined with Shadows dislike of her night time crating Hans and I are getting very little sleep. It's exhausting!
Add to that the job at WEE Shop, the fact that Hans is working the show at TIV, and the multiple projects around the house and we are just about ready to drop. I'm finding myself yawning all the time, and the bags under my eyes look like I'm packed for a 4 week vacation (well I could use some spa time).
All of this could be one giant excuse for not doing week 4. I could have slept. I could have sat back and watched t.v. and eaten chocolate (like I did last night). I could have taken every spare moment and taken a nap. But...I DIDN'T!
Hans and I woke up every morning at 6:00 am. Some mornings this was after only 4 hours of sleep. Some mornings this was after having worked until midnight the night before. Hans was great and helped with feeding all the dogs while I went for my jog. I even ended up going a little faster on some of the jogs! I was hoping to be able to do longer runs on occassion, but I'm not as awesome as my SIL, Liz. Still, though, I did what I set out to do.
I was kind of fed up when I couldn't get through week 3, so there was no way I was going to do that with week 4. And I don't plan on doing that with week 5 either. Onward and upward. Woohoo!!!