Stream of Consciousness Sunday is hosted by All.Things.Fadra. Post your 5-minute "brain dump," then link up at Fadra's website.
Today’s (Optional) Writing Prompt: Write about something that you unexpectedly had a hard time saying goodbye to.
When my husband and I first moved into our current house, in 2002, few of the rooms were the way we wanted them. One of the first things that m needed major surgery was the upstairs bathroom. It was so tiny, your knees touched the tub when you sat on the toilet. Obviously, we had to knock down the walls to make it bigger - but to do so, we had to sacrifice the prettiest little linen closet. I had a strange fondness for that closet, and I was sad to see it go. I still have nostalgia for it sometimes, even though I'm really glad we made room for a heart-shaped whirlpool tub.
To a lesser extent, I feel that way about the butler's pantry on the first floor - a;ll those cute little cupboards and drawers. Now demolished to make the first-floor bathroom bigger.
But the person/thing I really had the hardest time saying goodbye to unexpectedly was my parents' 6-year-old Akita-yellow lab mix, Amy. She was one of the sweetest dogs you'd ever meet. She died suddenly about three years ago of a heart condition, which no one knew she had.