The Weekend and The Big ‘What Next’

Our weekend was fairly uneventful.  On Saturday morning I took the Weasel in for her follow-up appointment at the vets.  She road on my lap in her little sleep sack and much to my surprise she stayed awake for the whole ride.  She lay on her back as comfortable as a passenger on a First Class flight and would look up at me (or at least in my direction) from time to time.  She look so darn cute that I wanted to take a picture to post here but refrained since I was driving. 

The vet was amazed at her remarkable recovery.  He did shine a flash light into her eyes and she didn’t even flinch.  Its been determined that the attack has left her completely blind however, her sight may return.  In one eye her pupil slowly contracted.  There is nothing wrong with her eyes per se but it has more to do with the connection from her brain sending signals to the eyes.  I hope in time this will come back as well.  Over the weekend she seem back to her sweet little self and is making progress in figuring out where things are.  She scratched at the insoles of my sneaker and just did her normal ferrety things.  In some ways she is more energetic than she was before the attack.  I hope this progress continues.

Due to the costs of said vet trips we layed low and spent a lot of time at home.  The weather here is beautiful right now and today may hit 80 degrees.  80 degrees in January.  I’ll take it. 

Its kind of hit me lately that I need to set some goals and then figure out how to accomplish them.  Now if I could just figure out what it is that I want to do!  I really thought I had it all figured out a few years back.  I was in school working towards my Computer Science degree.  I haven’t taken a class in over a year now and decided I would have to wait to re-enroll where my husband had been laid off from his job.  Now I really don’t know if that is a path I still want to go down.  I’ll be 43 this year.  I can’t decide if I should just stay with what I’m doing and collect a paycheck or work towards a career.  And if I do work towards a career what career would that be?  Ladies and gentleman I still do not know what I want to be when I grow up. 

I like what I do right now.  I don’t know if I’ll stay forever but I figured I would give myself another year and then make a decision.  They’re good to me here.  My ideas are respected.  My boss also let me change my title because I thought the former one did not accurately reflect my role within the company. 

In time I’m sure things will come to me.  Sometimes ideas come without warning.  In the 2001 I was laid off from a job.  I knew I needed to do something big after that.  I had already had a vacation planned and was scheduled to leave the day after the lay off.  I still went.  On my way home from vacation it hit me…I was moving to Arizona and I was going to study Massage Therapy.  This was decided in stone while I waited for a connecting flight from Baltimore to Boston.  There was no turning back.  It was that clear.  I accomplished both.  Moving was an adventure that I’ll never forget and although I no longer work in Massage Therapy, it was an experience that can never be taken from me.  I learned so much.  We are incredible machines.

While I don’t expect the big ‘What Next’ to be as life changing as those decisions, I’m keeping an open mind.  Our local community college has a few classes coming up that I’m looking into.  One is a Saturday morning exercise boot camp at our local highschool and the other is about managing finances and planning for retirement.  If I have the time (and funds) I would also like to take a Spanish language class.  I speak some but its been learned by osmosis.  I’m slowly losing the ability to understand it as well and I need to really learn how to speak it correctly.  My husband loses patience with me sometimes.  I tell him it makes perfect sense to me.  What’s his problem?  😉  Anyways, the classes I think will be a step in the right direction in just figuring out the big ‘What Next’.

20 thoughts on “The Weekend and The Big ‘What Next’

  1. I am so glad the little one is able to come home and is perking up. It is so scary to think they might be leaving us.
    80 degrees in January – can we swap? LOL Seriously, just for a week.
    Spanish class – cool. I highly recomemend something that will sound cheesy: a cd set called “learn Spanish in your car”.

    • Isn’t it just an absolutely heart-wrenching thought? My eyes well up at the very thought.

      Sure, you can have 80 and we’ll have what? 50F? Only on one condition though…we can swap in July. 😉

      I do have some Spanish CDs somewhere. I’ll have to look in my garage. That is a good idea. I had forgotten about those. Mostly I just annoy my husband with my pronunciation of words in Spanish. 😉

  2. Hello..I just came in to see CC reading and she told me of your little one..
    I am glad ferret is on the road back..other types are so wonderful..just the child we are and cannot be all the time..I think it is nothing short of example how they see good..look to it and never judge..except to show love and gratitude..good job for your little best..Peace Tony 🙂

    • Thanks Tony. And so true! There is a saying, ‘May I be the person my dog thinks I am.’ We could substitute any pet really. I am very grateful that she is doing so well. Thanks for the kind words.

  3. Happy New Year .. Sorry to hear about the ‘tenacious’ little one 🙂 very glad she’s doing better! CC

  4. The big what next. I’ve been pondering that myself.

    So glad Weasley One is doing so well!!!

    • I wish I did not have to ponder any next. I am getting quite comfy being a house wife/gardener/full time bunny slave. I think it’s being able to take a 2 hour nap every day.

    • I wonder if Oprah Winfrey ever gets up in the morning and ponders the same thing? Oh well. I guess we just have to patient and it will come.

      Thanks lots for the well wishes on my Weasley One! 😀

  5. I’m glad to hear that T.W.O. is feeling better, with or without the blindness.
    Good luck deciding on the big What Next! I’d be no help, there. 🙂

  6. I still haven’t grown up and I’m a decade ahead of you! 🙂 I love your new header and I’m so glad the little Weasel is recovering so well.

    • Well I am glad that I am not alone! LOL.

      Thanks for the compliment on the header. I thought it was time for a change. And thanks for the well wishes for my Weasel. 🙂

  7. Your new header is just adorable!
    I love the snowy background with abby wondering around. 🙂

    • Thank you so much! I got that from a picture I took of her while we were in Flagstaff over Christmas. The header function on here is so much easier and user friendly than the one that Vox had.

  8. I am so happy to hear your ferret is recovering. I’m so sorry this happened to her, and I hope she makes a full recovery.

    Many people in such situations turn away from the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Monsoon. I regret the number of times I have said NO. YES, works much better 🙂

    Due to globalization, learn different languages will help you get a promotion or a better job. When you have the chance, watch Spanish programs. Speaking a language that is not your own is always a big challenge. 🙂

    • Thanks Nena. It really has been amazing to watch her come back. I’m so grateful.

      I am really glad that I made those big decisions a decade ago. I see how many great things have come from it. Like meeting my husband for instance.

      My Spanish was really good there for awhile. I had done a few translation projects at my last job where I had to translate Spanish to English. The only hard part was the slang. I used to watch a show called ‘Vivan Los Ninos’ a few years back. I would set the closed caption on the tv so I could see what was being said. I kept a notebook nearby to write down words I didn’t understand & then looked them up in a dictionary later. I learned real quick from that. My ancestors would be proud. 🙂

  9. elizabethfrank123

    Im not gonna lie to you, I’m so glad you still don’t know what you want to be, because I have NO idea! haha

    Glad to hear that Monsoon is slowly but surely returning to full health 🙂

    I say full steam ahead with these classes, especially the Spanish one! As you know I’m a languages machine with French, German and English 😛 so I am full of support for fellow language learners

    • Well thats good to know! I have friends that have known since they were little what they wanted to be. I knew I’d grow up to be Queen someday so that is an accomplishment anyways. 😉

      Thanks for the well wishes with Monsoon. Each day she seems to get a bit better (fingers crossed).

      I also love languages!!! I’ve studied French, Italian and Latin. Spanish has been fairly easy. Out of all these languages Spanish seems to be the one constant in my life. But as with anything else learned, if you don’t use it you lose it.

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