Luke and I have been spending a lot of time walking out in our woods over this last week or so, searching for our “new normal”.
He looked high and low all around this log, hoping to find it there, to no avail.
I know it’s going to take a while to adjust to life without Cricket. The truth is, we’ve been discombobulated with many things in life for months now, so I’m not sure I’d know normal if I did find it. Maybe taking things one day a time, with simply loose plans and ideas is going to be our normal for a while longer.
Even when we’re out in the woods, we’ve been wandering aimlessly, not really following our trails. I let Luke just follow his nose, with the woods wide open now with nothing growing. I can see our trail markers through the trees so I can keep track of where we are. He seems to be enjoying it. We’ve been taking some walks with the Dadz as well, and Luke has also gone on some solo walks with Dadz when I’ve been busy.
He has found one thing, and plenty of it – deer poop! Of course, that’s not exactly what I was hoping for, though it may seem appropriate considering how our lives have been over the last year or so. 🙂