It has been so long since I’ve written a post I almost forgot which application I use to do so. Luckily after my Windows 10 upgrade, it looks like Windows Live Writer is still functioning so lets dust off the cobwebs and get to the gratitude.
I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by! When I quit my job back in January, I analyzed and worried and stressed and played all sorts of mind games with myself about how long I could survive – and if I could survive – without a full time job. Nekoka thought I was an idiot for worrying and he was right.
This has been the best year ever. I am so grateful that I am here in Tucson with my family. I have enough money coming in from the rental of my townhouse in Pennsylvania and additional funds from pet sitting and selling my shawls on Etsy that the dent into my savings hasn’t been that horrifying.
Everyone has fully adjusted to Tucson now that our second year here is coming to a close. Every day I look out at the gorgeous desert sunrises and sunsets and marvel at how the shadows of the clouds on the mountains make the same scene new each day.
I smile every time I gaze out my kitchen window. I thought I would really miss Penn’s Woods, but you know something? I don’t.
There is just no getting too much of this.
Or of all three of my grandkids bouncing around in the trampoline.
Now that the year is drawing to a close, I am going to have to start thinking about finding some additional part time work. I love the opportunities I have had this year pet sitting for some of the wonderful women I’ve met at my Knit Nights. Seriously, what can be better than spending time visiting people’s pets and helping them be comfortable while waiting for their family to get home… and getting paid for it! I don’t want to start it on my own as an official business so I am going to try to hook up with one of the already established pet sitting services. I think I can get by quite happily for a long time doing that!
And then maybe break down and get a dog of my own. I have been obsessively thinking about adding a dog to my family for months now and keep managing to talk myself out of it by considering the effect it would have on the cats and parrots, who have never in their lives been in the same room as a dog. But I really really want one! There are so many dogs in the local shelter and I could help make one of their lives so much happier. And wouldn’t that be something to be grateful for!
Nekoka doesn’t think so