Is this the New Normal?

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When mom decided to retire and move from Southern California, I thought she would have lots more time to spendPatio in harness 3-26-15 041 with us. Some days, it does seem like that. She’ll sleep in a little bit with all of us curled up next to her. She’ll spend hours with me taking photos and collaborating with me on a blog post. She’ll read other blogs to me and we’ll make comments. She’ll put my harness on and take me outside to sit on the sunny patio or for a brief walk near the patio. We’ll snuggle for a nap or to watch a little afternoon TV. Now, that sounds like retirement to me!

Patio in harness 3-26-15 056Before we moved, mom was always on the computer working. That was normal. I would stay near her and she would pet me occasionally, but nothing like our wonderful retirement days here. But like I said, that’s only some days. Other days, she is so busy with cooking, gardening, cleaning, laundry, and that danged computer, that it is almost like before. Almost.

And so many things have happened that have interrupted retirement. She helped her friend Kelly a lot after her mom’s heart attack and ongoing issues from it. She has been down to Orange County twice since we moved here completely in November — for doctors appointments and recently to take care of her step dad’s affairs. Kelly had foot surgery on Tuesday and needs some extra help now. Will things ever get to be “normal” here? I want those “retirement days” to be the norm. Good thing I can occupy my time with lots of great naps.

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And now, as if she doesn’t have enough things to distract her, she tells me she and her friend Kelly are starting a new business venture. What?!? You are going to be working again? OMC! Is this the new normal?

Have a blissfully normal day!

Christy Paws


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11 Responses to Is this the New Normal?

  1. 😉 Mee can tell you Christy just when you fink there iss ‘normal’ happenin sumfing will happen an fingss will change….
    Yur Mumma iss a good Hu’man to help her furamillee an furendss…shee has a GRATE B-I-G heart!!
    An she luvss all of youss allott. Maybee shee wantss to still werk a bit fur treet an toy moniess fur you an Echo an Ocean????
    ***paw kissess*** Siddhartha Henry xxx

  2. Mee Magnum says:

    I really like the layout of your blog… keep up the good work, you’re doing GREAT in the #AtoZChallenge!

    Love the pictures! SOOOO cuuuute!!

    –Mee (The Chinese Quest)

  3. Summer says:

    It’s better if humans don’t retire completely – a busy human won’t get into too much trouble!

  4. you poor babies!! You must be patient because I think your Mom likes to keep busy, so that will probably be what is “normal” for some time to come!

  5. Penelope says:

    Ah! The NEW Normal! Sounds like here! (Cept Mommy’s not retired, Daddy is)!
    Kisses
    Nellie

  6. Your mom needs to learn how not to be busy! 😉

  7. LP says:

    Those humans love to run around like chickens with their heads cut off! It’s fun to watch but it’s nice to cuddle too 😉

    the critters in the cottage xo

  8. Why do us silly humans always have to stay so busy???

  9. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    christy…..hope normal ree ternz two ewe N de crew N if yur momz gonna start up a new biznezz….ewe can onlee hope catnip iz involved !!! ♥♥

  10. Aaaaaaaw Bootyful we do hope fings settle down fur y’all soon.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  11. Ellen Pilch says:

    I hope you get your old normal back soon.

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