I can't say there are five things making me happy this week, but there are five things making my life easier as we try our best to get back to whatever passes for normal. Firstly, there's a lot of truth to the whole "comfort food" notion. Luckily for me, I have the comfort brought in making it as well as eating it. We ate mac and cheese all last weekend and I highly recommend it next time you're in need of some comfort.
I highly recommend making a huge batch of chocolate chip cookies to deal with your grief. In fact I recommend doing this twice within a week. My last batch is baking right now. I am not kidding.
Of course I couldn't get through any of this without John. It's comforting to have someone who is going through the same emotions as you - devastated by the loss, quick to think of our memories of Maddie, and eager to cherish the time with our new dog.
Harper has been amazingly helpful too. When I break down she literally kisses my tears away and is always greeting me with a happy face and wagging tail.
Wonderful memories of Maddie girl help too. I realize more and more how grateful I am that we had so many great years with her. She was in great health until the very end and always lived life to the fullest.