Welcome to another Running with Spoons Thinking Out Loud link party where stream-of-consciousness is the name of the game! Thanks to Amanda for hosting!
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Once again, thank you for all the support over the last week as I’ve been going through all the sick-dog drama. Since a lot of people have reached out to me to ask, my puppy Eli was finally well enough to go home Tuesday. They still don’t know exactly what is/was wrong, but after a lot of treatment and tests, his labs are finally normal. Hopefully they will stay normal.

IMG 7591 225x300 - Thinking Out Loud: DistractionsHe’s going to be staying with my family for a while so he can just heal and grow and be the happy puppy he is without the stress of my anonymous (to me), intolerant neighbor throwing shade our way. After a few sleepless nights trying to figure out the best thing for Eli, my family and I feel like this is really good for him. I’m going to visit this weekend to hang with the little dude while he settles in. Luckily, I’ll be able to visit a lot.

Thank you for all your support and comments and love the last few days—it’s really helped me through this craziness.

I turned to a lot of things to distract myself when I wasn’t at work.

For example, Friday night I did laundry, roasted vegetables, and cleaned my apartment because it helped me pretend everything was normal.

Monday I went to yoga and then spent the better part of the day  cooking my feelings and binge-watching Orange is the New Black. When my dad opened my freezer on Tuesday, he laughed.

The folks at General Mills sent me a great KERF recipe for toasted oat cereal & coconut snack balls, plus all the ingredients to make them! Making these cheerio balls was a great way to take my mind off of things on Monday while I waited to hear about the little dude’s ultrasound. When I was up at 2 a.m. mulling over the situation, it was good to have balls in the fridge to deal with my growling stomach and help me finally sleep for a couple hours. Hah, balls in the fridge. This reminds me of what my mom says about men whose wives/girlfriends run the show. IMG 7625 300x225 - Thinking Out Loud: Distractions

Oh yeah, then there’s this last-minute corporate wellness presentation on healthy cooking I’m doing today. Having less than 48 hours to prepare salad for 70 people will definitely get your mind off things!

In some sense, I feel like I just woke up and realized I’ve been sleepwalking for the past week. Either way, I’m up, I’m up! Let’s do this.

What do you do when you need to distract yourself?