Patience is the word of the day because it is something I don’t have a lot of today, hence this blog post.
About a month ago I joined this local women’s group that I had belonged to back east. They meet once a month and we usually have a topic planned for the evening that is discussed within the group. What I like about this group is that these discussions aren’t just bitching and venting discussions. They are real honest discussions about what works and what doesn’t in certain situations whether it be work-related, relationship related, or anything in between.
Part of joining this group is making a six month commitment to attend their meetings once a month. In the beginning you set a goal for yourself and include action items. I’ve had so many things floating in my head lately that I was having trouble nailing down something concrete and placing it on paper. One of the group members met with me for dinner this past week and she was able to help me articulate something viable that I was pumped about by the time I left.
I have my goal written at home, along with the action items; one of which I have already completed. My goal revolves around finances. Today though I am feeling a bit anxious because there are certain things that have to take place before I can even get to the starting point on a few of the action items. I’m trying not to get overly impatient as this is going to take time. That is just a part of it and as the old adage goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
So anyway, the weekend is going to be busy. My brother-in-law’s younger sister just moved here to attend ASU this Fall. She is staying with us tonight and then tomorrow she and I will be up and out early to see what we can find at yard sales and second-hand stores for her new apartment. I’m looking forward to her stay. It’s not often I get to see family from back east.
Tomorrow afternoon I was invited to go ice skating. Yes, you heard me right. 😉 I’m skating. Here. In the desert. Temps will be in the 100s…but not in the rink! I’m going with some friends and then later we are going out to lunch. It should be a lot of fun. It’s been years since I’ve skated so this could be interesting (Lord, help those sharing the rink with me tomorrow!).
We are gearing up for our annual Labor Day Camping trip. I’ve been planning on taking Smokey but am now debating the idea. Monsoon was easy. I think she actually enjoyed being left alone for a few days. With Smokes though I’m just not sure. She is very attached to hubby and me. When I think of her alone at a shelter or neglected at her last owners home, it tugs at my heart-strings. Then again, while it will be nice and cool at the campsite, it will be a long, hot, un-air conditioned drive there. We camp with about 8 to 10 other families and everyone brings their dogs. While she and Abby get along famously I’m not sure about the other animals. So this is my dilema. I don’t want to board her either (again, I don’t want her to think she’s been left). I have to think more about this. She is pretty much free roam at home and would probably spend much of her time away in her travel cage. Hmm. We’ll see but I’ll probably end up taking her. I can’t bear the thought of her alone somewhere so I’ll probably end up making it work somehow.
Have a nice weekend!