I have a full day tomorrow and I just don’t see myself getting to the blog. It has taken a back seat for far too long. Don’t misunderstand however, it’s not likely to change any time soon. So, here I am doing this a bit sooner than usual and a bit later than I used to.
I’m still grateful I changed my job up and went to private practice in order to work for myself. It’s just difficult at times when you’re out there by yourself. Even on it’s worst day, it’s still better than a decent day working for someone else.
Next Thursday, marks the day I invited my friend Joulie to be my favorite K9. It’s been a year since her predecessor, Skip passed on to another realm and the shelter called to ask if I had room for an older girl who was in need of a home. The photo on the left is the one I posted that day. It’s been bastardized into many more bad jokes, but none the less…that’s it. Joulie came with very little training. She wasn’t house trained, she didn’t know how to walk on a leash and she’s certainly not off-leash material, her teeth were a mess and at 8 years old she hadn’t been spayed. The biggest challenge was that she pretty much spent most of her time walking on two legs (which turned out to be very stressful for her hips and back) and could open the cupboards. After some childproofing, we pretty much got all of that stuff resolved. She has learned much over the past year and if it weren’t for the barking we would be a perfect pair. She has this barking thing that drives me ape but we are working on it. She is also still working on walking up a ramp which turns out not to be all that easy for dogs.
I’m grateful for a host of things. Thanks to Erin Fangboner for introducing me to kindnessrocksproject.com . It has proven to be a nice reprive in the day when I need to kick back for a minute or two. I have placed them in piles in the cafe at work where they disappear pretty quickly. I’m glad because I would stop making them if I thought they weren’t being taken and they really do help me relax in little fits and spurts.
My avocado plant is growing! As is the vine crawling up the beam to the ceiling of the my office building.
I went to a “Sip and Paint” at the local high school with some friends. It was to benefit a scholorship fund in memory of one of the teachers who died of breast cancer.
I’m grateful for friends and people who “get” me.
I’m grateful for friends who ask me to help them because I “get” them.
Tomorrow is a library book sale . It’s a big deal in town. I am looking forward to it. I haven’t been to it in a few years.
I’m also outlining a book proposal with a friend tomorrow. Should be fun? I dunno really…
Ok. I guess there are tons more but, I am going to move on to… (drumroll please), the
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