Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Saying Goodbye

The other night, after a whirlwind day of bargaining, selling, and cooking a scrumptious creamy mushroom broccoli bake from Vegan Yum Yum, I was laying on the couch watching Sex and the City (season 4) and decided it was time to hit the hay. Lola was passed out next to me, but as soon as I stood up, turned off the TV and said "bedtime!", she jumped up, pranced to the bedroom and proceeded to snuggle up on the bed. I love that we have this routine (as pathetic as that may sound), and as I stroked her belly, I began to realize that this wouldn't be my norm for much longer. And, naturally, I burst into tears and proceeded to hysterically bawl into my poor pup's face/back/tummy for the next 30 minutes.

Lola is the first in a series of goodbyes that I'll have to say in the next month. I've never really had to say goodbye, at least not since I moved from Louisiana in the 7th grade. Sure friends have come and gone, but I never moved. I was always here and happy to stay (Austin is, after all, the BEST city in Texas). But now I'm the one who's leaving, and it's starting to dawn on me what exactly that means... Saying goodbye. It's kind of sad.

7 comments:

Suz said...

Goodbyes are never easy. One of my favorite quotes is "Beginings are scary, Endings are usually sad, but it's the middle that counts the most!"

Melita said...

this brought a tear to my eye, i couldn't imagine telling my pup or kitties goodbye (except for the occasional getaway). my heart goes out to you and lola. hugs!!

shelly said...

oh no...what are you going to do with Lola? :( so sad...i don't think i could do it

i was going to ask how the mushroom bake was (been going to make that), but i am too sad now.

MPP @ MyPrettyPennies said...

Girl, I am with you! I am moving at the end of this month and already starting to feel nostalgic about my life that has been here. :( Change can be so hard and sometimes you just need a good cry about it all.

Carolyn said...

Shelly - I'm not getting rid of her for good!!! She's just going to stay with my Mom or Sister for awhile until I get settled. :)

shelly said...

oh thank goodness! i was so sad for you and your little puppy. glad to know that you will be reunited eventually :)

Crystal said...

This makes me want to cry. :'( I know how hard it is when you have to say goodbye to a pet, even if you know you'll see them again soon. I miss my cat Moneypenny like whoa and can't wait to pick her up from my bestie's house once I move. At least you know that Lola will be in great hands and will be loved and cared for. :)