Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Katie’s Day 1

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Katie here.

Well.

By now you all know that my mama retired.  Whatever that means.  It doesn’t seem to be about me so I’m not all that interested.  But today I’m starting to figure out that life as I knew it is over!

This is my house and I make the rules.  Don't I?

This is my house and I make the rules. Don’t I?

First of all, mama was home all weekend, which is a little strange cause she usually goes to work at least some of the time.  That’s my favorite time to nap and get ready for an adventure.  When she gets home from work on the weekends we almost always go somewhere fun and she lets me sniff and sniff and sniff while she walks around sighing and daydreaming and stuff.

But this weekend was all rainy and we didn’t do anything exciting.  Mostly she napped on the sofa.  I bugged her a lot to try to get her to play but she was in some sort of coma, you know?

Anyway…today is Monday and she’s supposed to get up early, so I did my usual…and got her out of bed at 4:40 a.m.  She did not seem pleased.  But you know what she did?  She just went out to the sofa and went back to sleep!  Huh!  So I went to sleep for awhile too.  Then I woke her up again and she told me to go lay down.  So I did though I was confused.  This went on for some time till finally she got up and took me out and then we went back to sleep again!

And then she didn’t go to work!!  She just hung around all morning!  What’s with that?  I am missing my princess nap! How am I supposed to keep up my princess looks without my late morning nap?

And then she took me outside and she started weeding!

Yep that's supposed to be a garden back there.

Yep that’s supposed to be a garden back there.

Well!  I LOVE weeding cause I get to be outside a long time with my mama and I get to bark at all the cars that go by, and the jogger, and my neighbor, and a truck, and a duck, and a rabbit, and my neighbor again.

After awhile my mama said I needed to go inside.  But then she bagged up the garbage…so I just had to bark some more!  Geeze mama, if you want me to be quiet you’ve got to sit down woman!

So anyway, I think my mama’s new full time job is weeding.  She says we’re going to go outside every single morning and work on the gardens.  Or she might just mow over the top of them.  We’ll see.

I’m undecided if this retirement thingy is good for me.  So far I haven’t seen any adventures come out of it; mostly I’ve just gotten yelled at for barking too much.  I kinda liked it when she went to work, but I guess I’ll adjust.  Maybe tomorrow morning I’ll wait till 5:15 to get her out of bed.

You think she’ll like that better?

Kisses mama!

Love, your gal Katie.

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Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

27 thoughts on “Katie’s Day 1

  1. Hey, Katie, why don’t you let mama decide what time to get up? You could get your first nap or two before breakfast! That could be a good thing. Then you could tell Shasta what a good thing that is.

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  2. we are sure your Mom has just forgotten what a beautiful voice you have and once she gets use to (if ever) she won’t mind your barking 🙂

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  3. “you’ve got to sit down, woman!” Hiiiii-larious!

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  4. “Author: dawnkinster
    I’m a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.”

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  5. Mommy is tired of yardwork. She keeps talking about buying cement so the weeds wont grow. I bet the weeds would grow on cement too.

    When your mom finishes weeding her garden, tell her to feel free to come over and pull our weeds.

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  6. Yes, Katie, letting your mama sleep until 5:30 or so would be a VERY good idea — in fact, if you could let her sleep ’til 6, that’d be even better!! I imagine it’s hard on a mama’s system, getting used to something life-changing like retirement, so she’s gonna need you to be patient. As she adjusts, she’ll start planning some adventures like long walkies, camping, traveling, and so on. In the meantime, maybe if she tires you out during the daytime by keeping you from all those naps, you just might sleep longer at night?!?

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  7. Naps and weeding don’t sound so bad. Maybe this retirement thing will just mean you adjust your sleep schedule a bit to accommodate more adventures!

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  8. We can’t get over she is disrupting your schedule. Last week mom was on vacation and we made sure she was awake at 4:24 am every day.
    Lily & Edward

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  9. Katie if you sleep later in the morning, you won’t need that morning nap! Just sayin’.

    I think you’re gonna love having a retired mama. Just give it some time.

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  10. It’s a new routine for everyone!

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  11. sorry my Mom laughed at that you “got yelled at cause you barked too much” ….only Sheltie owners can relate! Congrats to your Mom on her retirement! I have a sneaky suspicion that you will love it!

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  12. sweetheart Katie! How nice to read from you about your take on the retirement of Dawn.. She’s blessed to have you!

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  13. Retirement is such a big adjustment, especially for princesses. 🙂

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