This is going to be a short post because I find myself running behind … already.
I returned to work on Thursday. It was a short week. But, as often happens with short weeks, it felt really long.
My mom’s taking care of Torvi while Phil and I go to work. We’re so fortunate to have her support. I think the house would be demolished if we had to leave Torvi alone. Yes, she would be restricted to the kitchen, but still. There’s a lot of stuff she could get into that we just don’t have the cabinet space to put beyond her reach.
I was worried about how Mom would fare. Torvi’s still wilful and bitey. But it worked out.
We made it through week one.
But I’m still adjusting. I’m trying to get all the work done that I used to and still give Torvi the time she needs.
It’s been a challenge.
This weekend, I sacrificed some time to go shopping and booked a socialization session with Torvi’s cousin Buster (I’ve shared pics of buster before—Phil and I have pup-sat him for Phil’s sister Steph a couple of times).
And we’ve confirmed that Torvi gets car sick. She threw up on me on the way out and on the way back. Good thing Sunday is laundry day.
It’s good to know. We have to plan for this in the future. Particularly on Christmas Day, when we’re heading back out to Steph’s for the holiday feasting. This was the point of our socialization today. We didn’t want disaster on Christmas Day.
Fortunately, Torvi and Buster get along just fine.
This week will be a three day work week. I booked a couple additional days of leave just before Christmas (you’d think I’d planned it!).
Then another three day week after Boxing Day, a four day week after New Year’s Day, and then, full five day work weeks.
It’s a good transition for me and for Torvi.
I’ll keep you informed about how things progress.
Until next I blog, be kind, be well, and stay strong. The world needs your stories.