I know I said I’d be back sooner and I wasn’t. These days my life is consumed by my work and my four legged owner River Girl. She makes her presence felt without failure.
Since May I have been much more fulfilled in my work place and am hoping it becomes ongoing. I have also completed my Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. My current role is encouraging me to utilise this to train both my first and second level supervisor in improving Intranet content that I have been trained in by a skilled contractor. It has been forever that I’ve felt purposeful in a workplace and that I’ve belonged with a group of work colleagues. I’ve forgotten what it felt like. Now I don’t think about retirement every minute, only ever three minutes instead (joke).
As winter draws in, the less beach visits have occurred. Last time I’ve had an ocean dip was in April at my parents place on the Central Coast. However, my owner River Girl has ensured I get out of the house each and every day for her must have walks. If not we go to the dog park where she never ceases to amuse me. Here are some of my River Girl updates on social networking:-
Great to catch up with awesome friends and my owner got dog park visits every day!!!
My little fur baby had her first night away from Mummy this week as I warm her up for a longer kennel visit next week. I missed her.
Have a conference with my new work area, just loving it. First time I’ve felt some satisfaction and positive challenge in a long time in my place of work. Also utilising parts of my Cert IV in Training and Assessment and my boss is encouraging this all the way. They are all lovely people and the building is awesome too.
Great weekend with a great mate visiting. Been good having two great guests over the last few months River Girl learning to share her turf with another two legged being.
Ocean swim done River Girl remembering my parents and enjoying their indulgence.
I’m grateful for the sun even in 30 degree plus heat (though I’m not sure River is), for River (of course) and for my family and extended family. On this International Day of Women I want to honour the greatest women in my life, Our Lady, my Mum, My Grandma and my Aunty Nell oh and River of the canine females.
I can never imagine my life without River Girl.
Great to have a friend staying tonight, River Girl has a nbff!!
Besides a dog park walk for River and Mass, homework day for the course.
River Girl got a big treat today, a day at doggie day care and a makeover, she’s all nudie now!!! I missed her. My gosh, she must’ve been worn out at day care as she is sleeping!!
Home sweet home, great time with the parents, six swims in the ocean, seeing my brother and his family, walking my dog along the beach, seeing three dear friends and the movie my Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. Also enjoyed a Turkish and Italian lunch with the parents!!!
River Girl runs faster than a Greyhound on steroids!! I’m serious!!! Ask the kids at footy practice!! Yes normally she’s pretty good when I let her off the lead however her sniffing lead her back and racing towards the footy game. So embarrassing, no more off lead at all even when it’s a fair distance from the game.
Great weekend mostly chilling out with River Girl, my entire life now. Living is having a dog own you.
And the best one of them all!!!
River Girl had an enjoyable autumn afternoon at the dog park with a few toy boys!!! She has more luck then her human!!! She also loved rolling herself endlessly in the dirt!!
So most of my weekend mornings are spent at the dog park so River Girl interacts with other dogs. She has made friends, as is her human, with other dog owners. She has even been to a doggie birthday party where the human bought treat doggies for all the doggie humans to take home for their owners. The conversation is not pressured, as we have dogs in common. It is effortless. We stand there in awe of our four legged people playing together without prejudice. I have made a friend and it turns out we share a friend in common. We had a meet up with our dogs today.
Here is the text message River Girl received.
Hi River How does 9.30 at Spence for coffee sound, oh and please bring Tara with you. Love Lilylonglegs.
Hey Lilylonglegs if it’s dry yes, wet rain check (wimpy human ed note) what is the address River Girl
I am pleased to say we had a lovely coffee date and the dogs were well behaved.
The best part is after the day is out, we are in front of the box, and if I’m lucky I get a snuggle.
I am about to head off on another South Pacific cruise. I am also hoping and praying to be made ongoing in my current area at work.