I know who has been keeping you up on how I am doing. A good friend I have from the forum.
It is true that I lost my beloved poodle 2 months ago. He was sixteen and suffering so the boys and I took him to the vet to be put to sleep. This is something that has added to my loneliness as I don't have that precious baby to greet me when I come home. But I know I did the right thing to give him his peace. He gave me so many years of hapiness. At this point I am not considering getting another dog. I don't want to say never as things do change. I am taking a wait and see basis. I know a dog is a wonderful companion but I don't know if I have what it takes to start all over with a new dog.
I have a number of errands I must tend to this afternoon so I will be out of the house and I will be tired when I return. Sometimes just getting out of the house and seeing other people helps. I have asked my older son to go out to lunch tomorrow and that will be nice for me.
My one go to activity that always helped me is gone. All the Borders book stores have closed here. I used to go and browse and find something and sit in a cozy chair and sometimes read a whole book. I loved doing that and I suppose I can go to the library and browse and find a place to sit. I don't know if the library minds if I sit there for several hours. It is not the same but it is a thought. The other large chain book store is in a very crowded shopping mall and they do not have the nice seating arrangements that Borders had. But I will figure it out.
Thanks for keeping up with me. This is helping me a lot to have people reply to me and give me support. I have been without the HW support system for too long but now I will take advantage of posting and also seeing who I might be able to give support to.