Today we met Sadie. Chocolate eyes, four large paws to grow into and a demeanor as sweet and laid back as molasses. While we didn't sweep her up and take her home, we have since e-mailed the rescue shelter to express our interest in adopting her.
After I lost my job, the balancing act between work and parenting no longer required a Herculean effort, and I found myself unsure and unmotivated. Without the tightrope tension of my former life, I was lost.