Yesterday, April 10, was both a happy and a sad anniversary. The happy one was what I called our Mini-versary: the one-year anniversary of bringing Mini home. :-)
The sad one was the two-year anniversary of the final regular season home game for the Phantoms: 4/10/09. I will never forget losing my team. It was exactly like a bereavement to me, and that's pretty much how I've processed it over the past two years.
I'm genuinely glad for the coincidence of getting my dog on the anniversary of losing my team, as it gives me something happy to focus on on April 10.