I Made It!
I made it through the whole day of the Meet and Greet yesterday (8+ hours) and it went really well. I talked to dozens of people, negotiated dogs, chatted with small children and chatted with the other volunteers. Dh an ds had the stamina to stay all day too. It was actually pretty fun. I have never posted pics of my doggers before…But here are my buddies.
Yup…total balls of energy! 😉
We took both dogs to the Meet and Greet in the morning, but the black dog got too stressed, so dh zipped him home. The white dog stayed for the whole day and was fawned over non-stop…She was in doggy heaven!
I made some dry biscuit mixes and donated them to be sold for the rescue. They were an unbelievable hit and we almost sold out of them yesterday…Only four jars were left for selling today (the M&G is at a two day event). I’ll have to make twice as many for next year!
There is a fundraising barbecue and shopping event for the rescue in October and I will again be making up these jars…Clearly, they are popular.
And…the best part of yesterday? This little bit of awesomeness.
Maple cotton candy. They spin it with maple sugar instead of cane sugar….I cannot properly describe how wonderful it is! It is once a year treat and I totally look forward to it!!
The event was a good distraction from my mood…though, once we got home my mood came back along with the dark thoughts (suicidal ideation) and hopelessness. However, I am doing better so far today…so I am hoping I worked my way through that mood plunge.
Sleep and Dreams
Of course, I may be feeling better this morning because I finally slept some last night. After that busy day yesterday, and the lack of sleep from the prior few nights, I was in bed at 5 of 7 last night and slept for 11 hours! Yup….11!!! Crazy, huh? But I really needed the catch up.
And my dreams cooperated last night. I did have dreams of children in danger and trying to rescue them and running through woods and snow and hiding in buildings with them. And I dreamed about weird inappropriate adult/child relationships. And I had some other dream about travelling and being lost…not knowing what the right road to take was. And another dream about work and the patients…But none of them were intense enough to be a nightmare for which I am incredibly relieved. I could use a few more nights without nightmares and then I would not be so an edge. We’ll see what my brain allows.
Today is another busy day…Another outing requiring me to be social and visible, maybe a short get together with a friend and then I have to go back to the Meet and Greet and retrieve our tables that we lent them for the weekend. Oh…and the kind of apple we really like has just started picking at the orchard…So, I want to go pick some apples too. Do ya think I am overly ambitious with my plans?