Last year Emmy talked me into making a Happiness Jar. Its a jar we keep in the kitchen and whenever something good happens we write it down on a post it and stick it in the jar, I'm pretty sure we are going to read them out loud on New Years Eve. We've had a wild year but its nice to see that jar and all the post it notes and know that we can sit down and read them soon and remember that no matter how bad things seem at times, there are still lots of great things going on. "Happiness can be found in even the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." Wise old Dumbledore. He knew what he was talking about.
Like Leia, she was so sick and after a week of her meds she seems back to her old self except she is still protective of her back end. We've all been bitten lol. I am a hoover-er (is that a word?) when the kids are sick and then fur kids are no different. I am constantly walking past her and feeling her nose, feeling of her fur, and checking her gums (a sign of anemia is pale gums). She goes back next week to see her Vet but I'm impatient.
I've sold 6 shirts this week and have a craft booth ready for a craft fair next week. My sister designed a shirt and I made it and a portion of the profits go to the protestors at Standing Rock. I mentioned it a looong time ago when the blog was a baby, but I am Sioux (and obviously Irish). My great great grandfather was actually Chief John Grass. So it is important for us to give back any that we can. Visiting the reservation is always a super depressing thing. I hate that its an issue. I have so many friends who work in the oil that rely on drilling for a job, but come on don't we all deserve clean drinking water? I wish I could help people have clean water and people have jobs.
Still no word on the job front, but for some reason I am not stressed. That's soooooo not like me. I am a worrier and a planner so I am hoping that its all gonna shake out well.
I am almost done Christmas shopping. I like to be done early so I can actually enjoy the holidays.
You may remember camping trip guy from a few months ago. I guess it didn't work out with his girlfriend because he has been texting me. I am torn between being amused that he thinks he can just pick up where we left off and being angry that he assumed I'd be waiting patiently for him. Further proof he didn't really know me at all.
My insurance co approved the migraine medicine that actually works. I am really super happy about this. I've been struggling with these more often recently and I am sure its stress triggered.
Don't tell Emmy I am telling you this, but she likes a boy....and he is shorter than her. She said its not a big deal to her, but some people at school are teasing them. Because middle school kids are the worst. She asked me how I'd handle that. I laughed and said I'm never taller than anyone. She laughed. Then I pointed out all the tall celebrities who have dated shorter guys. Case in point anyone that dates Tom Cruise.