Moving on to the highlights of the last two weeks...
October 29th one of my friends turned 21 so she had a birthday party at a local bar. Costumes were welcomed so it also doubled as a Halloween party I guess. I didn't put much effort into dressing up - a plaid shirt, jeans, and cowboy boots so I guess that means I was a cowgirl? Like I said, not much effort went into that.
I considered going out at all a success in my book. I haven't discussed this on my blog but since a breakup a year ago I haven't been very social. It wasn't done purposefully but when you lose touch with those people you hung out with in high school and didn't really care because you had your boyfriend when you lose the boyfriend what are you left with? Your family and yourself. I'm definitely working on growing from this experience and breaking out of my shell to make new friends and meet new people.
I considered going out a success because there was only one other time I have gone out since the breakup in October of 2010. Definitely room for improvement but I have to start some where and it's OK to start small.
The other big highlight to the last two weeks would have to be that Bo, our almost 6 month old puppy, started limping. Today I took him to the vet and discovered that his elbow joint in his right front leg didn't form properly so his bones are rubbing on each other which is painful, or will be painful. There is a surgical option but at this time we don't really know much about it because the vet said she would go with the other option for now. That other option is anti-inflammatory medication and some chews that will help with joint health. Bo will deal with this for the rest of his life but will be able to live a normal life for the most part.
Going into this I was scared that something would be seriously wrong with Bo and I wasn't sure how I would be able to handle that after going through something similar with Duke roughly 6 months ago. If you missed what happened with Duke and want the story you can start with this post here, then read this post here, followed by this post, and finally this post. I can't really go through it again because it makes me teary eyed still. Duke is always in my heart and he won't be forgotten.
Sorry this post took a turn to the negative side. Back to the positives, I went out to a party to meet up with friends and Bo while not 100% is going to be OK.
Tomorrow I will be running the same route I ran at the beginning of the semester. Mission Accomplished! is the post I wrote about the first time I ran this route. My goal for tomorrow is to beat my previous time of 19:07. I haven't been "training" to do this but I have been more active that I was before I ran the route at the beginning of the semester so I think I can accomplish my goal. Wish me luck!
I've got to study for a test for tomorrow night. My goal is to do do better on this one than I did on the first class for this semester.
Do you ever consider something small as a success simply because it's a step in the right direction?