Sunday, January 19, 2014

a condensed version of my weekend: link up

I love weekends like these, where we have Monday holidays. They are so absolutely wonderful. We get to wake up on Monday and think, oh I don't have to work today! How wonderful is that?! Anyways, this weekend was rather uneventful, which is why I'm actually sharing with you pictures from my week.  If you read my blog on Friday you would have seen that I had a date night with myself and was bored-out-of-my-mind.  Okay, Brand came home at like 9 and then we went to in-n-out so I guess that counts as a date. (: 

My brother reminded us that Maggie (the cute pup pictured above) is turning 11 on the 28th.  Which got us talking about how dogs die. Why is it that they can't just die peacefully in their beds when they are sleeping? No pain, no hurt.  My dad said something about how he didn't want to be there when the time comes to put her to sleep and when I got to thinking about it neither do I.  I mean, I'm sure I'll be there, but right now I'm not ready.  I will forever remember the time I put my dog to sleep-15 years of friendship and love I had with that best friend.  And just sometimes I can't get the picture of her falling asleep out of my head-when I think about this subject anyways.  And then I think about how great of an experience it can be because as humans we have a special choice to help our animals, if they are in pain, be removed from that pain and enter into their next estate.  I don't know, it all seems so morose and unappealing to talk about, and really it gets me teary eyed. But, lets be honest it's life and it's a part of something that all of us animal owners deal with. The thought of your pet's death is always in the back of your mind, it's one of those things that, as humans, we kind of dread.  Losing a best friend, a friend that doesn't talk back and just shows you love and affection. Anyways, I hope I get to spend many more years with my sweet Maggie Mae. I'm just not sure what I would do without her. 

Today in church Brand taught sunday school-in the big room-for the first time. I was a little anxious, I don't know why I get that way, I just do. But he did a good job and I'm so proud of him. Proud in a way that a mom is proud of her son, and I don't have any kids so I get to be proud of Brand like that.  I'm excited to see Brand in this new role and learn more from him.  When I think about teaching a class I think about getting handouts and finding pictures and a table cloth to put on the table... and then when I want to help Brand get ready for his lesson I have to remember that guys don't do that sort of thing so I should probably just let him do it on his own. Haha. Guys and girls are funny like that, aren't they?! 

I thought it would be fun to start a link up with every one's weekend posts! I want to see what you are all up to!

Link up your weekend below! I'd love to see what you did!
All you have to do is link back to this linky so that others can join in on the fun!


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