It's been quite a week and a half. Thanks everyone for continuing to visit and leave nice comments on my old blog posts; I've taken a little breakie while attending to other things.
First, my car was stolen...from my driveway! Embarrassingly, it was not the first time--apparently Dodge Caravans are incredibly easy to steal. The other times it came back though, and it looks like that's not happening this time.
No big deal, I needed to get a more fuel-efficient vehicle anyway, and the dogs need something with rear windows that roll down so they don't have to sit on my lap in front in order to get near the cool breeze.
While still digesting this news, I learned that everyone at my job would be taking a salary decrease because the economy is still so tough for nonprofits. On the plus side, I also reduced my hours and now I'll have more time for dog clients. Just the motivation I've wanted to put more energy into my dog business.
Then, I got nailed with a cold and raging sinus infection.
Great excuse to lie in bed with the humidifier, a couple of dogs, and my laptop and build a brand-new website! If you get a minute, please let me know what you think. It's not fancy but it's costing me about a buck 79 a month.
Funny to be an entrepreneur who also has a problem with shyness. You want to promote your business, and at the same time you feel embarrassed that anyone might discover you are doing so. I have to wait until I'm in the right mood, do a bunch of promotion, and hope I don't cringe too much once I'm out of the mood and I look back on all the promotional things I did.
In any case, Florian got the same cold and sinus infection, and we've been trying to rest, stay warm, and do nasal flushes with salt water and a few drops of grapefruit seed extract...horrible stuff but it makes those bacteria think twice about setting up residence with us, let me tell you.
Carless, congested, beaten down by creeping self-doubt threatening to overwhelm my attempted buoyancy in the face of economic realities, of course I would get into a big fight with my sister and of course when she hung up on me I would smash my cell phone across the kitchen.
Of course said cell phone is now somewhat the worse for wear, although miraculously, it still functions--though the display is no longer extant.
Which means that when my sister calls me, I won't know it's her, so I won't be able to avoid talking to her and we'll make up sooner. Probably. Is that the silver lining to this part of the story?
How has YOUR week been?