Today was an incredibly stressful day. Last night our dog Natasha got down in her hips, and was unable to stand up on her own, much less walk around. I was having to carry her up and down the stairs, as well as outside to go to the bathroom. When we woke up this morning, she was worse. I carried her downstairs and she peed all over my shirt, and still couldn't walk. She is going to be 15 this year, and it was just a reminder that these are her last years. We put our other dog to sleep in 2009, and the thought of having to deal with another dog's death really had me on edge. I went to work pretty upset and worried the whole day about her. We checked on her at lunch and she was still weak and unable to get up, although she was eating and drinking if I brought it to her.
On top of that, today was the day that the tickets for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony went on sale, and my husband and I were going to try to grab some. We went to the ceremony last year after we found out Guns N' Roses was getting inducted, and the ceremony as a whole was one of the coolest things I have EVER been to. The ceremony was in Cleveland, and it was such a fun and cool city to be in, not to mention getting to see musical performances of a lifetime! I love music, but my husband is a passionate super geek about music, and there are a few artists he geeks out more for than others. (If you are a music geek as well or just nosy, his blog is http://e-rockracy.blogspot.com, not that I am biased or anything, but he is a wonderful writer!) One of his favorite bands is Rush, (not my thing, but I respect them) and one of the big controversies is that they have never even been nominated to be on the ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After having such a wonderful time at the 2012 ceremony, we were speculating about what who would get in this year, where the ceremony would be, etc. We were joking about how Rush is never going to get in, and I was like, "I promise you if Rush ever gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I will make sure you are there to see it."
Flash forward a few months, and who do you think was one of the bands that will be inducted this year? Yep, Rush. Not only that, but the ceremony is in Los Angeles where a lot of his friends and his brother are, so it was a no brainer, we were going to have to try to go even though we had not anticipated going to the ceremony two years in a row! One thing you should know about me is that I am an incredibly uneasy ticket buyer. I almost have a panic attack every time I have to get tickets for events, but somehow I'm also one who has the availability to buy them. Today was no exception, I was about to have a heart attack at the prospect of getting the tickets, especially since I was not only responsible for getting ours, but for getting his brother and sister-in-law's tickets! Long story short, I DID manage to grab tickets and pretty decent seats, so that was one stressful thing removed from the day. Looks like I will have an LA trip in April!
I went to the gym after work and did the elliptical for 30 minutes, though my heart wasn't in it because I was so anxious to get back to my dog.
I walked in the house and was so happy to see her sitting up. When I squatted to pet her, she did her usual bitchy little growl at me when she's annoyed that I've been gone, which was a good sign to me since she hadn't had much reaction to anything for the last two days. Even better, she was able to stand up on her own, walk outside to go to the bathroom, and walked around the living room. I admit that I was so relieved that I cried and couldn't stop hugging her. She did her usual routine of begging for food, and is resting again now, so I think she's going to be ok.
So, the most stressful day ended up as a really good day, and I definitely feel thankful for that!