Well, it’s been exactly 2 months since I’ve become one of the unemployed.
5 weeks since my unemployment was stopped to be “reviewed”.
I was lucky that all this happened around the time I received my IRS refund. It pays to file early.
Between that and cashing in my little pension, we’ve gotten by.
Now it’s time to put the pedal to the metal! I think I have finally been hired! I start in a week, get health insurance in July.
That was something I really hadn’t thought about. You get fired, you lose your health insurance, you lose your anti-depression medication. Sort of like a perfect storm. So glad the doctor had been weaning my dosage down!
Worse things have happened and I’ve survived. I know this is just another bump in the road. It’s just a little tougher at my age to even psyche myself up to keep on keeping on. Really, how many job applications have I filled out!
But, here’s to me!
And to help keep me busy, here’s our newest addition.
Nine years after the trauma of Hurricane Katrina rocked his world, a sweet-natured rescue dog named Boots has found a successful new life as a volunteer nanny for nervous kittens at an animal shelter run by the Arizona Humane Society.
Boots, now 12, found his own second home long ago, when he was adopted by a volunteer at the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix. He was one of hundreds of pets who became separated from his family in the aftermath of the devastating New Orleans flood.
His owner discovered that the Zen-like calm of this golden retriever/chow mix had a happy effect even on the cats in her home. So now, Boots spends Wednesday mornings at the shelter, greeting incoming kittens and giving them a welcome snuggle.
The project is designed to increase the adoptability of the kittens by giving them “one day of positive playtime and socialization” with the…
I know some people do, but my sister has been so very important in my life. Even though I’m the big sister, she’s the one I go to. She has a lot more common sense and sensible advice than I was ever blessed with!She has helped me through so many ups and downs. She has always been there for me .We don’t always let family know how very much they are appreciated!
But I love you Beth! Hope this is your best birthday ever!
From this crazy side of the family ( and yes, we are) best birthday wishes are sent!!
She’s sick of winter, like the rest of us here. She normally rides along in the morning when I take my son to work. He has to sit in the back, of course, she sits up front with me! Today I put my jacket on and looked at her. She had curled up on the couch. She just looked at me and snuggled down in. I jingled my keys..nothing.
Now I didn’t want to go out in the cold either!
I’m not sure, but I think I may have been totally disrespected.
Poor old girl!
The winter chill is a lot worse this year and I know it bothers me more every year.
We can all learn so much from dogs. After I came home, I took her advice and snuggled in with her!
I spent my Saturday at a vendor show, sitting in the sun. It was at a huge pet store in the area to benefit Furever Adoptions.
We had a great time selling jerky and watching all the excitement!
We really did quite well, and I always enjoy meeting other vendors and shoppers. Sometimes, I think it might help deal with my depression by getting out of my comfort zone! It really was a beautiful day.
Sometimes when I travel the same routes, I don’t really pay too much attention to my surroundings. I recently noticed an adorable sight in a town right across the river in Hellam PA
Yep, It’s a cute teapot on a tree stump! Behind it is a victorian home. It’s called The Front Porch Tearoom. They serve high tea, and special events around Valentines Day. I think the cutest events must be The Fairy Princess Tea and The Daddy and Daughter Tea.
It just shows how interesting the sights are when we pay attention. I’m hoping to make reservations for high tea soon!