The Colorado Girl Diary II Day 30

Today was a dreadful day. Half-Pipe, my faithful puppy, had diarrhea and vomiting. I was late for work after taking him to Dr. Teddy, the local veterinarian. We are on small sips of liquids; and it this doesn’t work; Half-Pipe gets an intravenous infusion and overnight stay at the veterinarian hospital. Hopefully, Half-Pipe will pull out of this clinical setback. I went home in the middle of the day on lunch half hour to check on my baby pup. She seemed somewhat better. Dad (Family Doctor) says this will run its course. Maybe a light run tonight after work will work. I want the best for my puppy; and she’ll obtain love and affection when I’m around. Dad will evaluate her when he comes home tonight. He may be late because of the hospital staff meeting. These are very political and can last forever. Dad says he’ll find a window and break away. I want Dad’s opinion again before I go to bed tonight because Half-Pipe was quite ill last evening and I didn’t obtain any sleep.

Fanny called again regarding the breast feeding. The family wants a Mayo Clinic opinion regarding the breast feeding. They are acting as if the baby (Bennett Wilder V) will die without breast milk. He’s already had 3.5 months of breastfeeding; and is clinically in the norms regarding growth and development. Fanny is super in love with Dad; and I’m sure she had no idea the baggage of a pesky Mom in law. This is well hidden prior to a marriage. I’ve had many social media clients complain about their Moms in law. There is no answer except to gracefully ignore them. At some point the daughter in law must inform the mother-in -law nicely that her family is different than her family was at this age. There is a generational difference; and she needs to recede and allow Bennett and Fanny to make adult decisions about child rearing. I can’t get over the frenum cutting to allow a better suck for the baby. Dad hears this stuff constantly and ignores stupidity. It makes sense for Fanny to chill Bennett’s mother; otherwise there will be expectations beyond reason forever.

I sold a Colorado Girl sweater and scarf to a couple from Maine today. Shortly thereafter, we had no stock of that very color and size. A gal from Kansas City, Kansas was upset. She started taking it out on me for not having inventory and traveling 12 hours to visit our Fitted Bindings store. I get that; but there appeared to be something more wrong with the gal. Apparently, she was dumped a week ago after a lengthy relationship and engagement. Her fiancé fell in love with someone else while the wedding was being planned. These facts all surfaced when I confronted her and said I’d send the sweater and scarf home to Kansas with a Colorado Girl beanie at no freight cost. Boss is barely Ok with this; however. I need to maintain clients’ happiness.

The store was quite busy and the Kansas girl wanted a counseling session. I kept checking out other customers and she wouldn’t leave; nor wouldn’t quit talking. It was dreadful; and I tried to be nice and console her. Many families were passing through as she spilled her beans. One middle aged Mom finally said the answer for you is my son. He was also dumped from a serious relationship in Wichita, Kansas. I was so busy; and then I instructed the sobbing gal to take the Mom with the dumped son advice. We already have exchanged cell numbers and Facebook accounts; and will chat on Google. She finally left uplifted. Relationships are so critical to young gals; and when they’re broken it descends into hell. Ultimately, it generally proves that the fractured relationship was for a better long-term outcome.

The snow is finally coming to Summit County today in bunches. Traveling home with my new jeep should not be a problem. I live to ski and be a vibrant Twenty-Something. I’m glad I’m home and become weepy thinking about Mom. What would it be like if she was here? I’d be married probably by now, maybe pregnant and be more settled. Happiness is elusive. I’m committed to finding joy on earth. I hum a few lines of Mom’s and Grandma’s Downtown theme.


When you’re alone and life is making you lonely
You can always go
When you’ve got worries, all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know

Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose?
The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares

So go
Things will be great when you’re
No finer place for sure
Everything’s waiting for you