New Jobs and New Dogs

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I'm sorry I've been neglecting you, Blog.  I frequently have ideas for posts but when it comes to actually writing them I just can't do it.  I've started my "new" new job.  Less than a month at my old position I was promoted to the new one.  This now means I'm permanent with vacation time, benefits, 401k and, on top of all that, I really enjoy what I'm doing and the people I work with.  It has been exhausting though.  I brought home a pile of files and folders yesterday which means I'll spend a good portion of this weekend still working.  I don't mind it really but it does mean I have a lot less time for blogging.  I also haven't been running much.  In fact, aside from running today, the last time I ran was my 5k.  I do feel bad that I'm not keeping up with the running but I know that it's only because I'm moving around for 9 hours a day while at work and I simply don't have the energy to run after that.  I still have hopes that once I settle in there I'll be able to get back to running but at least I know until then I'm not just sitting around doing nothing!

In other news?  I'm still waiting on my car.  I looked at it and agreed to buy it over a month ago now but because of various bank and title issues I still don't have.  I've said this for 5 weeks now but I really think this week might be the week I get it.

And, because I don't have enough sudden and drastic changes going on in my life, I'm adopting a puppy! Meet Mac (or at least we think we're going with Mac at this point).  He's a lab, shepherd, husky mix.  He's down in Arkansas right now.  Again, there will be a waiting period before I can get him.  He needs two shots three weeks apart before they can send him up here and he just got the first one on Monday.  He's adorable though and I think he'll be worth the wait.  I was a little hesitant to get a puppy in the fall since winter is not always fun with a dog, let alone a puppy, but I really don't think I can  wait until spring.  So bring on the winter walks in the woods!

I think that's about it for now.  Hurricane Sandy is heading up this way and, while I hope there is not serious damage, I do love storms so I can't pretend I'm not a little excited about it!  Hope you all that a good weekend!


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  2. Oh. Em. Gee. Look at that face! I'm in love! And I'm so glad to hear that everything seems to be falling into place for you!

  3. soooo cute!!!! and obvi love the name mac- simply perfect!!!

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