29 October 2008

A Worse-than-Sad Day

Today we euthanized our dog, Charka. She fell down the steps (just four, but still awful) yesterday, and this morning she was clinging to my side and panting heavily. I think there was more pain in her than we knew.

Today I also learned that a friend's father died on Tuesday. This is my friend J, the amazing massage therapist, who is engaged to M, a knitterly friend. It was J's father who died. J and M will be married on November 7th.

You know how they say to take things one day at a time? Well about six days just hit me all at once.

I've been consoling myself with knitting. I have successful started (after at least one failed attempt) my first pair of toe-up socks. I'm knitting both socks at one time.

Somehow we'll get through this.

1 comment:

Lady Euphoria Deathwatch said...

Hi Judith,

I feel so bad for you. I do know how you feel thou. In 1986 I lost nine people I knew in one month. It was one of the hardest times of my life. You get to feeling like you don't know here to look next.

It is tough to take hit after hit in this way. In hind sight I am glad to have it done and over with in this way though.

Now that you have to go through this, know that you have friends out here sending you love and encouragement. Feel free to scream out your injustice to me in emails if you like.

Sending you all the love and comfort I can.

Sincerely, Euphoria