Thought I’d stop in, drop a few words, cause…you know…it’s my blog and not going to write itself. In a perfect world.
Well, the puppies are all gone now, and the craziness/weariness has passed. Didn’t think I was going to make it near the end. Wow! That was a lot of work! I managed to find all ten of them wonderful homes in just five days though, so I’m pleased with myself. It still amazes me that several of the forever families that purchased them live so far away and were willing to make the drive. One drove almost six hours, another four, and yet another two. Mind boggling! Made me wonder if they have any decent Labs in their neck of the woods.
Today I reaped the rewards from all my hard work, as I deposited a decent amount into my personal checking account. For the first time in a long while I’m not broke or dependent upon my husband for everything, and it feels pretty good. Tonight I’m sitting here in a clean house, free of puppy smells, and I’m entertaining the idea of a cocktail, or twelve. Tomorrow I’m going in for a cut and color—because I CAN and do DESERVE IT.
Here’s some of the moneymaking shots I used in my ads. You have to admit, they are darling. 🙂
The Old Man and I brought in 9 years together last month, and managed to make it to our seventh wedding anniversary this past weekend. Wanna know what I got for an anniversary present? A Ruger LCP .380 with laser. Cause nothing says “I love and trust you” quite like putting a gun in the hands of the woman who washes your dirty boxer shorts…apparently. I think he missed the hint about jewelry I gave him.
I actually do love it though. It’s funny, we have guns all over the house, but just knowing this one is all mine makes me feel more confident. Soon I’m taking a gun class and am going to send in for my concealed carry permit. I have to admit, there’s a feeling of empowerment that comes from knowing that this allows me to protect myself from danger, that I never had before. Kinda cool! Still could’ve used a little *bling* though.
I haven’t made any definite decisions about my future yet. A part of me feels it’s time to throw in the towel on this one-sided marriage, and walk away with a few bucks in the bank and my pride at least still somewhat intact. Then the rational side of me says to hold out a little longer, make sure I have all my i’s dotted and t’s crossed before moving forward, or I’ll be the worse for it. I don’t exactly know what to do. I guess a little more time will tell. I do know that whatever I choose I’m farther along then I was just a year ago, and that means I’m moving forward. That speaks volumes to me.
Keep the love and prayers coming my way. I can always use them.