Well rested. Gratitude day 25

It’s late and it has been a good day consisting of prepping soaps to be labeled for the market, the shelter dog class, some dog-walking, and we ended the day by watching some old 90s show called ‘Wild Palms’ .. eh, it’s pretty good in a weird campy Twin Peaks kind of way. 

I haven’t done any work on the house since Wednesday, and don’t plan on getting back at it until Christian goes back to work Monday. I’m learning that when it comes to big house projects that neither of us have zero idea of what we’re doing, it’s best to just figure it out myself rather than have two people who don’t know what they are doing (ha!) trial and error-ing. I also have a little bit of an engineer mindset and and actually pretty good at figuring things out, annnnnd I am not afraid to reach out to folks and ask questions who know better than I do. That along with my natural inclination to problem-solve means projects like these have a good chance of getting done properly if I do them solo and don’t lose steam - and I can lose my temper with myself and not hurt anyone’s feelings if I’m home alone - bahahahahah!  

That being said, Christian has gone out of his way to make sure I’ve gotten as many hours of sleep as I want and need the last several days he’s been home from work. Ya see, Spirulina and Poptart have both decided that around 4am they want to cause a ruckus. Meaning that Spirulina is f*%king with Poptart, and because Poptart can’t see, it becomes a game of hide and seek that is too much to sleep through - Poptart running around the house blindly chasing the scattering of a cat…. I swear these animals are testing my patience sometimes… anyway, Christian has been regulating the situation before it gets too loud, meaning Poptart goes back to sleep and Spirulina doesn’t get so amped up at 4am. Which means I get to sleep til 7 !!! I should also note that I am pretty much a monster if my sleep is disturbed, no lie. 

Here are a few pics from the day in no particular order, and the countdown to the Holy Crapola There-Is-Too-Much-To-Do-And-Not-Enough-Hours-In-The-Days period has begun. The next 10 days will be pure hustle mode while I finish up the kitchen, go on a little time sensitive road trip looking for a vehicle for a new business venture, and finish prepping for the Indie South market. It is also my busiest season for dog-walking and pet-sitting. Annnnnnnnd my house isn’t decorated yet for Christmas. 

Good night all you pretty things…

Oh! Gratitude post!! Today I am grateful for the community of animal rescue/ shelter animals I work with each week. It’s easy to take it all for granted because it is such regular work, but the network of folks who pitch in and truly make a difference in the lives of these animals makes such a difference. And when I get burned out, their efforts lighten the load and help me gather my bearings so that I can keep doing what I do…


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