My dog makes my life so much better. I just told him so while rubbing his belly. I love coming home to him. It is the best part of my day. He and I have been together for 8 years. It is my longest partnership.

Today was long, though it passed relatively quickly. Tomorrow will likely drag and be longer. Oh, joy.

I’m grumpy right now and not particularly interested in truth seeking. I’m tired and unsettled. I feel heavy with uncertainty. All I want to do is finish the novel I’m reading and sleep. Perhaps in my dreams something will shift, and I’ll wake up a bit lighter in the morning. That would be nice.