For the last couple of weeks, Penny has been obsessed with a rabbit that has been living in the drain pipe in our back yard. Well...I use the term living pretty loosely. She has seen it come in and out of it at least once...and in her mind, apparently, once is enough to expect it to happen again. Last week, she had been out for about 2 hours, and Wesley and I peaked out of the window and saw this (^). She even at one point, just laid down in the grass and stared at it.
We laughed about it for a while, but it got me thinking. We had a pretty tough week last week. Everything that could of gone wrong, seemed to go wrong. By the end of the week, we were physically and emotionally exhausted. All of the positive attitudes we tried to have seemed to burn out after a few days as things just kept going wrong. For the first time in a long time, our life didn't feel like ours. It's like we had gone down the rabbit whole into a terrible version of Wonderland and we just wanted to get out.
My family came up for a visit this weekend, and the sweeter parts of our reality became more clear. The weekend felt like a fresh start and instead of continuing to "stare" at what we wished had happened last week, we moved forward. I know that this week will be much better. Maybe one day Penny will realize her rabbit is not coming back...but until then every time I see her waiting near that pipe, I will always be reminded to not do that myself. ;)
Hope you guys had a great weekend!