Thursday, June 5, 2014

Need to Sleep

1 mile warm up

3 sets of:
20 4-count bicycle crunches
20 ab rollers
50 4-count flutter kicks
10 burpees

Today probably should have been an off day but I felt like doing something anyway.  Ab workouts are usually pretty easy so I tend to do them on these down days.

I delivered the latest project on Tuesday.  It had it's challenges just like any project but in the end I didn't feel too stressed out.  I am looking forward to seeing it at E3 next week.  This will be the first year that I get to go to E3 with a legit pass of my own.

I have noticed lately that I have trouble sleeping in.  No problem falling asleep.  I just have an internal alarm that gets me up between 5:30 and 6 in the morning.  I would really like to sleep longer, but once I'm up I can never go back to sleep.  My eyes feel heavy as I write this at 3:15 in the afternoon.  I really need to get more sleep.

I still feel terrible about Zoe.  We went to the animal shelter yesterday to donate all of her food and dog toys.  That was really sad.  I feel bad more Derek most of all.  She was his best friend.  The kids have already started talked about getting another dog.  I think that is a good idea.  I think we should wait until after we move though.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Goodbye Zoe

Last night I got home pretty late from work.  We are delivering the current project on Tuesday.  It was about 10pm.  As has happened countless other times Zoe had gotten out of the backyard.  I walked the trails and streets around the house but to no avail.  This morning, I woke up and set out again.  This time I ventured out farther and eventually ended up on Cherry.  As I walked up the hill I saw her lying on the sidewalk.  Zoe had been hit by a car.

I can still remember when Michelle brought Zoe home after buying her from some lady in a parking lot.  Basically a spur of the moment purchase.  Zoe was a tough dog to love early on.  She seemed untrainable.  However, as the years went on she barked her way into our hearts.  Telling the kids of he fate was terrible.  The news broke their hearts.

I can't help but feel partially responsible.  If I hadn't been working that day we would have been home and she wouldn't have gotten out.  If I had done a better job at securing the backyard she wouldn't have gotten out.  I wish I could have prevented this.  To add insult to injury I had to leave my family at home and come right back to work.  I want to go home.

Zoe was a good dog.

Goodbye Zoe