Today was the last day of racing season. It was the day that the championship was decided. It was a good day to camp out on the sofa with my race day snacks, my furgirl, and my stitching. An ideal day!
I made hard boiled eggs for breakfast. Liesl's vet allows her to have one a week. Generally she only gets them maybe twice a month. She seemed perfectly content, and laid down to snooze. Unfortunately, she got up and got sick. She just looked so sad and little. I took her outside for some fresh air. She came in and went back to sleep on the sofa for about another hour. I sat on the sofa and stitched while she slept. She woke up and was walking over to me and getting ready to get sick all over my floss. Yikes. Luckily, crisis was averted.
Liesl is a really healthy little dog. She is very robust, energetic, and never gets sick. So it was very jarring to see her looking so pitiful, with her tail down. She was feeling yucky enough that she let me pick her up and put her in my lap a few times. (This never happens when she is well.) I do not know if she got into something in the yard or if she got a bad egg. She slept all day and ate the rice with chicken broth that I made her for dinner. I am happy to report that she has brought me her ball to play with her and she has been begging for cookies for the past hour.
I feel much better now that she seems to be better. It is another thing to be grateful for. I was able to get a lot of stitching done since my little companion slept most of the day, although I had one eye on her at all times. I have started on the grapes. They are really taking shape already and I am pretty stoked about it.
The best part of my day was my best friend calling this evening. Her daughter had a little surgery last week so she went away for a week to help with her grandchildren. She had called me from Denver airport last night while she was awaiting her layover. Our connection was not so good so we could only relay the most important news of the last week. I figured I would give her a few days to get settled before I called her. But she called me tonight and we were able to catch up. We have been friends for about 11 years but best friends for about the past 4-5 years. We act more like sisters most of the time. She had me just laughing my fool head off. We have so much fun together so I really missed her while she was gone.
I think that I tend to appreciate the gifts that God has blessed me with. With this week being Thanksgiving I am even more aware. Tonight I am so grateful for all of the days that my little dog is well, for days that I get to stitch, for healthy food, and for being able to enjoy a sport that I like so much on television. I am really grateful to have really close friendships with people who I can put complete trust in, who I can depend on, and who I could call at 3 am if I need to. (I have not had to use this privilege, thank goodness.) Best of all, I am so glad that I have close friends who have great senses of humor, who are wise, and can make me laugh really hard. I have a lot to be thankful for.