Bitchy Friday

Maybe I'll do a recipe later, maybe not. I'm feeling extra bitchy right now for the following reasons:

1. I have to miss Saul's first July 4th because I haven't got enough work done while staying home with him all week while he was sick. I'm also jealous because today is the first day that he has been feeling better and in a good mood, and B gets to spend it with him instead of me or instead of all of us being a family together at the big neighborhood party.

2. There is an extremely obnoxious old man where I work who, among other horrifying things, made lots of loud jokes when I lost my first baby. He is here today and in a good mood, which means shouting things across cubicles and making semi-lecherous comments to the newer female employees who haven't learned to avoid him yet.

3. I got to work late this morning, which means I probably won't be able to leave early enough to go to the gym. I haven't been all week, and I think it's just contributing to my feeling so awful.

4. I nursed Saul this morning for probably the last time. It had been two days, and I still had to give him half a bottle afterward. My milk has been declining steadily since he was 6 months old and I finally just gave up. I had been hoping to last until 18 months at least. I am disappointed in my body, and sad to give up that particular closeness.

5. This one is probably the hardest. I have been posting ads on Craigslist, looking for a home for Monster. He is not crazy like Sebastian was, but he has snapped at Saul and I just can't take that chance. It is a very hard thing for me because I miss Sebastian terribly, and I can't imagine living with no dogs at all. Here is my ad at Craigslist, and here is the email I got this morning, just in time to ensure that my week would be even crappier:
Please do not get another pet...you people who have kids and dump the dogs are the problem...then later when the kid gets older, you get another dog..this is why shelters are full and forced to euthanize 42 million pets a year...think about it!!!!
I think I need a vacation. But wait, my crappy benefits policy doesn't allow for vacation time. I don't even get holidays off. I trade all that for my 'flexible schedule.'

I guarantee you, however, that I will be in the wine department for sampling time today.


Blake said...

Don't those people have something better to do than sit around on craigslist and pounce on people who are obviously trying to do the right thing for their animal?! We got that when we were looking for a home for our cats, and it's one of the reasons why I was hesitant to put up an ad for our dogs.

I hope your day gets better.

Brett said...

What a crap email, i love my dog but can understand your concerns, don't let it get to you, their not call small minded people for nothing.