I have received numerous phone calls and text messages encouraging me to NOT be normal (the "real" me and "normal" are not synonymous), and to NOT give up on my dreams. Thank you for the communication, but honestly I really meant exactly what I wrote in a prior blog post entitled "For One Month I Will be Normal"... it's just a break as I tend to some practical matters in my life and determine the next best direction for my growing business. Keep in mind that for me blogging is similar to keeping a journal and is an honest expression of my thoughts as I move forward. My blog is like a diary with two exceptions. I will not confess the details of my love life, and anyone in the world can read it!
To avoid mass panic, I thought I would fill you in on the progress I have made in 2 weeks. I am recycling rusty angle iron meant for scrap and welding these pieces together into beautiful dog house structures. They will be draped in linen, fine trim, and gorgeous beads.
I regularly visit 2 miniature horses and give them treats. I keep an ample supply of apples and carrots in my truck at all times so that I can stop by their "homes", climb the fence and feed them. Derks is smaller than a Great Dane and the top of his ears reach my waist. He is adorable! With pale blue eyes and a soft nose he has captured my heart. I haven't taken a photo of Dixie yet. Although she has found a good permanent home, she was abused and is a bit camera shy.
I have also been completing the educational requirements necessary to re-instate my nursing license. I just completed a course on stress management and now have an even better understanding of the amazing adaptability our bodies and minds possess in handling life's dramas. Hmmmm... wonder why I chose this subject to study?
I applied for a part time job at the Tractor Supply Company on Central Ave in Toledo and love their mission statement. It is filled with the integrity of good old-fashioned and honest values emphasizing teamwork. I spoke with John, the manager, and enjoyed our discussion about the economy, his business, and my current endeavors. I am an avid shopper at Tractor Supply and have incorporated some of the hardware into the design of my pet beds. I also purchase all of my pink cowgirl boots at the store!
Gotta go and help a friend cut some lawns, pull out a few bushes, and plant some flowers. Will need to stop by Lowe's for supplies and call my friend, Lynn, who has just returned from a month's rest in Palm Springs. Oh, and I have a meeting at noon (I am LATE!), followed by a custom work-out at Urban Active. I also have a meeting today with a new client to discuss plans for a VERY SPECIAL HIGHLY INSPIRED CUSTOM DOG BED, which I will name the "GRATEFUL DAWG BED." For all you "Deadheads" out there, I will incorporate some of Garcia's artwork into design elements for the cushion honoring the lucky dawg who gets to sleep on it every night! His name is Jack Straw... yeah, from Witchitaw!
More later. Much happening!