Y’all. I am going to be straight with you. Yesterday was a tough day. I headed to the gym for class and when I got home, Charlie just looked sad to me. He sat on the tile floor in the kitchen looking so lost and depressed. He used to shy away from the camera, but he can’t see me anymore, so he sat still for this….
My heart broke as I watched him just sitting there, on a floor he has never enjoyed sitting on. I gave him some love, and then headed up to take a shower and get ready to meet some friends for lunch. When I came back downstairs, there he was in the same position with the same look on his face; and I just couldn’t hold it together anymore. I kneeled down and petted him and cried. My cry became a sob. And of course just then the UPS man came up the driveway, so I ran and hid in the bathroom and pretended I wasn’t home. I am cool like that. (And don’t fret, he left my package by the door.) The dogs both barked at the UPS man, and I waited for the truck to pull away before I came out of the bathroom and saw Charlie alert and barking at the refrigerator…. not the direction of the door the UPS man was at. So of course that set me back off again…. I cleaned myself up and drove off to lunch, continuing to cry the entire way. I met my friends at lunch and cried some more. I tried to enjoy myself and not think about it.
When I returned home, he seemed happy and wanted to go out into the back yard. I decided to let him, even though we really limit that now. Well, a few minutes later I heard Jake yelp, Charlie bark, and then I heard Charlie panting anxiously. I raced out to the yard and saw that Charlie had fallen into one of the basement window wells. He just sat there panicked and unable to get out until I freed him and brought him inside. There had been that happy glimmer where he was so excited to go out, and then he ended up stuck…. I just felt so badly for him.
He doesn’t appear to be in any pain, so that’s good news. He just appears to have dementia, and perhaps depression. I know I still have time left with him, but some days are just so hard, and yesterday was the worst. I am just thankful right now that the good-ish days outnumber the bad.
Anyhow, I have a little makeover for you today as I figured it was about time I shared something I did with you this week! And of course, I forgot to take a before picture. But now I already have you feeling sorry for me today, so you won’t mind. Right? 😉
Our vendor who styled the cottage at Sweet Clover for last weekend’s open house was looking for a set of white chairs to go with a dining table. I didn’t find a set, but I found 3 pairs of wood chairs. I painted them to be a set though.
I started with a coat of Duck Egg Chalk Paint, then added a coat of Old White. I distressed them more than usual for a beachy cottage look, and then finished them up with clear wax and a buffing. Here they are finished….
And here they are in the cottage…
I love mixing and matching chairs, and unifying them with color! Do you like that look, too?
Of course I love my bentwoods more though. Just sayin’.