Friday, October 10, 2008

Where I've been...

Wow... I can't believe I haven't written a post in well over a month. A friend reminded me that this blog was worth keeping up on. So, as I'm sure you can imagine, I have been busy. Life has been full, not too full, but definitely full.

Lists are wonderful things, don't you think? I think I'll list what's been going on in my life...

  • My boyfriend and I broke up. (this actually happened around the same time I stopped writing on the blog) It wasn't that anything bad happened, it's just that the feelings weren't there anymore.
  • I got a new job at my vet's office. Completely by chance (though I don't believe in accidents) I was down at my vet's office having the cats checked out and he asked me for my resume. A week later I had an interview and a week after that I had a new job. They started me off in reception so I could be comfortable with that since everyone is expected to help out when needed. Once I was comfortable with that, they moved me to the back where I've been doing actual animal work. They even have me doing blood draws (which I never in my life thought I'd be comfortable with) This job is everything I've been lacking in my old job: wonderful, understanding people, meaningful work, flexible schedule. They actually realize that you have a life. Go figure!
  • My social life has really taken off. It's been a long time since I've had a normal schedule where I can actually hang out with people. I'm finally feeling like I have the life I've been wanting. Good friends, good job, time to enjoy life. It's really nice.
  • My cousin is cancer free, though he's still going through chemo just to be sure. We are all very, very happy and relieved to hear this.
  • I have to give up Lily, the new cat. She and Ludo are not getting along at all. She pretty much terrorizes him and it kills me. I hate to play favorites, but he comes first and if they can't get along, I have to find a new home for her. This has not been an easy decision, but it's been a necessary one. I think I've found her a home, it's going to be on a trial basis, that way if it doesn't work out, I can have her back to keep looking for a home for her.
  • My brother and his girlfriend are now engaged! I can't even tell you how exciting this is. She's a wonderful girl and she is going to be an awesome addition to the family.
  • And of course, there's been knitting which I'm afraid to say I haven't been taking pictures of. Shame on me... I plan on going to Rhinebeck next weekend as well. A bunch of my friends and I are camping so it's going to be a bit of an adventure.
So those are the highlights I can think of. Hopefully it won't be another two months before I write again! Maybe I'll even have some pictures to share...

8 comments:

Knittripps said...

Wow, that is a lot going on! I am glad to hear from you again. Congratulations on the new job :)

amy said...

Lots of good news in there! But yeah, real life happens and if hard things are going on, it's not like one wants to share it at the time. Congrats on the good things and hugs on the hard things.

Meike said...

It's good to have you back!

dropstitchknitter said...

Glad to see you're still kickin around! We are camping near Rhinebeck too!!

onethreadtwothread's other half said...

Good to see you are okay. How nice that you got that job. Sounds like it's just what you would have wanted. And having time for a life is also important.

Cheers from Canada.

Diana said...

Congrats on the new job!!! It sounds just right for you.

Paige said...

Thanks for the update! Glad you're liking the new job. Did the new home for Lily work out?

emily said...

oh thanks for updating. i sometimes think about not having my blog, but i do like to pop-in on it as well.

i'm so happy to hear you have an animal job! and i think it's just wonderful how it all went down. i love stuff like that! it's all very meant-to-be and will open up a new chapter in your life. congratulations and i hope it continues to keep you happy.