Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A Couple of Things

Yesterday I mentioned that I’ve been meaning to blog, but haven’t felt like I’ve had much to say. No good stories to tell. No major dramas. Life has been nice and peaceful lately. Or, in limbo, perhaps. Awaiting the next drama or story.

I’m waiting to hear about another position at the bank I work in. Purchasing Manager isn’t my ideal job title. And, to be honest, I don’t know what would be. However, the opportunity came up to apply for the Marketing Dept Assistant, and I decided to take it. I really enjoy the woman who would be my superior, and this would mean a full – time position, with benefits. Definitely a plus. I will miss having Friday’s off, but I think I can get over that pretty quickly. At least I hope so.

In other news: Friday, H traded in his 1994 gold SAAB hatchback for a 1999 SAAB 900 SE. It is a loverly car…all shiny and black outside, all lovely grey leather inside. Plus, it’s not a stick, so I can drive it, too.

We’re taking the puppies to school. Or, more specifically, doggie daycare. I have no experience in puppy training, and H works full time – which I will be doing also soon, I hope. I love these dogs, but I am sick of the constant barking (something I didn’t realize was typical of a Boston Terrier) and picking up the poop/peep, because they won’t go outside yet. Also, I feel like my life is arranged around these dogs, not that the dogs are acclimated to our life, and I’m starting to resent it. I’ll say it again, I LOVE THESE PUPPIES, I really do. They’re sweet, you can tell they’re smart, but they’re stubborn. And in all the books I read about Boston Terriers, it said nothing about how hard they are to train, and the barking……I could go on about my complaints about having these puppies – but I will stop there. The place we’re taking them is run by a woman who has Boston’s of her own, and they are her favorite. So, she has this experience. And I think it will be good for them to be socialized more to other people, and other animals….and the stimulation will be great for them. I feel like they’ll learn a lot. Now I just have to work on learning a lot, too. This same woman has agreed to take them on from Dec 22 – 25 while H and I are out of town for the Christmas holiday. Did I mention that I love this woman so much I could cry??

Other topics…I was talking with The CEO of the morning meeting the other day about goals. And I have to make some. Realistic goals. With steps that I can follow and manage. It scares me to do this because I’m quite good at quitting and failing and not so much at succeeding. Or perhaps I’m afraid of success in general because it means I’ll be expected to continue succeeding, and that’s a lot of pressure. I’m not quite sure. But it’s a lot easier to analyze all this than to make goals and follow through. We’ll see how I do.

My best friend from home (my home town, I mean) has been told by her husband that he’s planning on moving out in January. They have 4 kids from age 13 – 5. I have not been able to think about much else lately. I am sad for her, for the kids, and sad that I am not THERE for her in physical locality. She’s not computer proficient…doesn’t do e-mail, hardly has time for herself let along phone calls…so it’s tough. She lives 3 hours away. It doesn’t sound like much, but it’s far enough. I will see her again over Christmas. Anyway, she’s doing well with all of this news…I suppose she has to. She’s a survivor and she’s realistic, and she prefers knowing rather than hiding from the truth. I admire her much more than I can put into words on this blog. And I miss her. She and I are going to finally start the book we’ve been threatening to write about our experiences together growing up. It will take years, but it will be so much fun. Even if it doesn’t get published.

So, that’s all for now, folks. Thanks for tuning in. Please turn off the light as you leave.


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6 comments:

The CEO said...

So much in one post! Why not start easy with the goals. Start with the puppies. You have them started in day care. Maybe another goal might be to get a book on training a dog. And maybe learning about Terrier behavior by calling a breeder or a trainer. Or maybe there's a Petsmart that can hep you learn to train them. Set some goals to get educated on the puppies and take care of yourself by training them. Might be a good start!

rebecca said...

i can't make any promises.... ;)

Cathy said...

I agree! Start with the babies. It's more important than you can possibly know.

And it's nice to read you, Lily!

*hugs*

Alison said...

Here's a hug, just because. :hug:

rebecca said...

i want to clear something up. i have done a lot of reading on my terriers. 2 full books. also, i have been trying to train them myself - even due to my lack of puppy training experience - since we got them. the deal was when we agreed to get these puppies, that H was supposed to train them - or do the majority of it since he had the experience. He hasn't kept that committment, and i haven't been able to get him to financially commit to getting these dogs (and me) training until now. Again, they're very smart. They know how to sit. They don't get the process of going outside to go potty, and the incessant barking and jumping is something that is making me crazy. we have never and will never lay a hand on these dogs in aggression or to punish for bad behavior. i fully realize that i need the training also. i just didn't want anyone thinking we were not good to our puppies or something. we love them, they are loved and they know it. i think that's one reason they walk all over me -- my own fault, but i'll get there. love & feeding isn't enough. we start doggy day care/training on monday and i'm so happy i could cry!

melanie said...

New Job? that would be great!
New Car? that is always great.

Dogs? I have little to no experience. good luck with the babies.

Sorry to hear about your best friend. Leaving her with four kids huh? Happy Holidays Honey! leaving you in dec.... ass. sighs. That stinks.

I hope you can get together with her soon. I am sure she would like that!