It’s been a tough week. For several reasons.
Eight of my kids are in varying stages of sickness.
The good news is – I have not succumbed yet.
My laptop had a most unfortunate run-in with a bottle of bubbles.
The culprit, believe-it-or-not, was Poppy. She was trying to open the foil on the top of the bottle and it toppled over onto keyboard.
Honestly, I still can’t believe it. Had she not admitted it, I would have my doubts.
Oh, how quickly they fall.
And – the toughest part of this already exhausting week – my beloved dog of more than 15 years is failing fast.
She has put up with more ear-pulling, eye-poking and paw-stomping than any dog should. And she’s braved it well. Hasn’t bitten a single kid, despite her probable inclination otherwise.
She’s been on the decline in the last 6 months but all of a sudden it feels like the most loving thing to do for her is to alleviate her from any more suffering.
All that to say, I will be back tomorrow with a Sunday Snapshot. Because my Sunday is wide open now, I’m not exposing my church to this sickly crew. I’ll be watching the sermon online, with my old dog on my lap.