Tuesday, April 21, 2009

T.G.I.T.



Tuesdays are my Saturdays; the first day of my "weekend." I love Tuesdays. Today I'll clean my room, run errands, cook a nice dinner. But before I do any of that, my plan is to sit right here on my couch, drink tea and read blogs. After that, Jake and I will take our stroll around the neighborhood. After that, the cleaning, the errands. Doesn't it sound like a perfect day? To me, yes.



A couple of updates for those who are interested: ever since I began seriously contemplating Jake's demise, he has perked up considerably. He barked when I went to work yesterday, something he hasn't done in awhile, then this morning when he saw the last dog still living with whom he used to fight, his tail rose up into a curl, his ears and head lifted high and he made a few moves, growled a little. He couldn't quite muster up any real aggression, but he gave it his best shot, bless his heart.

Also wanted to say that the client I visited in Critical Care is home and well on the road to recovery. It seems that the stroke was not as serious as was first thought and that he'll regain complete use of his body and mind. Thank God for that.

Are you ready to give up on something? My advice this morning? Wait awhile, maybe it will turn around. That's my motto today at least. Happy Tuesday!

32 comments:

Celestite said...

Yay Jake!!
Your planned day sounds perfect.

kathi said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me too. Your photos this morning are gorgeous! A pathway to beauty!

California Girl said...

Good Morning Reya. Enjoy the day with your gold puppy.

Reya Mellicker said...

It is a pathway of beauty, thanks Kathi.

mary said...

Have a great weekend.....I love how the stretch of flowers grew along with your optimism. Nice fresh,hopeful post with my coffee. Thank you

Wildeve said...

I love the tulip shots- have a wonderful, productive day! Your advice about giving up hit home for me this morning. Thank you for that. I'm glad Jake is perking up, and your client is doing better.

John Hayes said...

Lovely tulips-- glad to hear Jake is doing better.

Re: your good advice at the end of the post: Maybe the difference is between "giving up" & "letting go."

Meri Arnett-Kremian said...

I love the looping arch shadows. And I'm laughing that you said, "TGIT" instead of So Happy It's Tuesday.

Joanne said...

Love that advice, so often we're quick to give up, and all that's necessary is a little simmering time.

Sandra Leigh said...

Great news, Reya. Enjoy your weekend.

ellen abbott said...

Procrastination can solve so many things (hee hee).

Not choosing is also a choice.

And the tulips are gorgeous.

Steve said...

Good news all around! :)

JC said...

Love the photos ... I'm there with you on your walk. Glad to heara that your Gold Puppy has perked up a bit. My choc one has too. Must be the hip/joint pills that I give her. You enjoy your Saturday ... oh I mean ... your Tuesday !!!!

Tessa said...

Happy Tuesday to you Reya, and happy days always!

Oh my goodness, those tulips - what heaven. And doubled in their beauty with their slender shadows.

Pleased to hear that Jake enjoys Tuesdays as well. More power to him, dear old man!

Elizabeth said...

Good news on both counts.
May Jake have more happy years......
our last dog Skippy lived to be 16.
Happy weekend

Amy said...

I used to always say, "If you just don't think you can take it anymore, just keep going." Then the movie Finding Nemo came out and that darn little blue fish Dorie one upped me with a far more eloquent quote: "Just keep swimming."

So happy to hear that your dear sweet companion has some perk in his step. Happy Tuesday, Reya.

R.L. Bourges said...

Cybèle says: "You tell 'im, Jake!" (end of quote).

I say: love the the shadow play on the sidewalk. Gorgeous shots.

And yes, letting go vs giving up. For control freaks? Not. Easy.

Enjoy your day, Reya (and thanks for the visit).

Ronda Laveen said...
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Ronda Laveen said...

Tuesdays are my Saturdays too. Thursday, my Sunday. I have split days off. Sometimes every other Sunday off. Tuesday is a gorgeous day here. Expected to be near 100 degrees and the hottest day of '09.
We went from spring to summer in 3 days. But WAIT. It looks like spring is back with rain this weekend. What a crazy roller coaster.

Somehow critters seem to know when you think they are slipping. And they rally. I read Hammer's comments in Fading Jake about this and it is SO true.

Your words of advice are the key to my successful marriage. If you wait long enough, things often turn around. Marriage isn't a sprint, it's a marathon.

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Jeninacide said...

That is good advice! Many times I find that I change my mind about something I am exasperated by if I just give it a little time.

Reya Mellicker said...

Ronda it's that roller coaster effect that makes me so moody in Springtime.

And yes yes, Hammer is awesome. He's not literally my brother but it's only DNA that prevents us from being real family.

Stay cool!

Fidgeting Gidget said...

Glad to hear Jake is doing well, and thanks for the motto for today...I needed that!

Lover of Life said...

Beautiful, beautiful tulips! And sage advice.

Delwyn said...

A perked up puppy
perky tulips
and a very perky Reya...

TGIT

(well actually it is WED at 9.16am)

willow said...

Glorious tulips!! Hey, what's for dinner?

Reya Mellicker said...

I made a couple of cornmeal crust pizzas with goat cheese, carmelized red onions, roasted red and yellow peppers and olives. And a salad, of course.

Light, yet quite satisfying and delicious ... and sufficiently labor intensive to keep me interested. Thanks for asking, Willow.

A Cuban In London said...

I'm not giving up, I'm figting on :-).

Great to read your updates and I wish you a happy... er... Tuesday... next week... on a Wednesday... sorry... a bit too late for me... :-)

Greetings from London.

debra said...

Wise words. Words that we can apply to many things in our lives. Simply wait.

debra said...

Piet Hein was a Danish author and member of the Danish resistance during WWII. He wrote Gruks, which were poems, which passed the censors.One of my favorites is this:

Put up in a place
That is easy to see.
The cryptic admonishment,
TTT.

When you fee how depressingly
Slowly things climb,
It's well to remember
that Things Take Time.

janis said...

Hey Reya~
Just playing catch up. Once again you have put a smile on my face! Your photos always do! Also love to hear about Jake, I talk about my guys much too.
TGIT, huh? Great thought. I will think of you now when I grump about, "it's only Tuesday?". Thanks again for the smiles!

lettuce said...

what wonderful shadows in these photos

and thanks for the optimism.