Happy New Year! I know, I know, I'm a slacker. But, it's only 10 days into the new year so it's not too bad. The bad thing is that I haven't posted since before the last crop and our next crop is coming up! I do apologize. It's the 21, 22, and 23. Eaglewood Resort in Itasca.
The holidays were pretty busy. Kinda quiet but busy. Brittany, my 19, very soon to be 20, dd volunteered to foster 2 Labrador puppies. Funny thing is seems that I've been doing the majority of the fostering. Max is a yellow lab who is now about 12 weeks old and Toby is a black lab the same age. They were both strays found down in southern Illinois and were in a kill shelter. Couldn't see that happen. Max ended up in the animal hospital for a week with parvo and we almost lost him. Toby got very sick too but didn't have parvo. It's so hard when animals get sick and you can only do so much. I believe Max has a home to go to but Toby is still waiting tho we are slowly breaking Jeff down. lol Rosie, our 4 yo collie-shepard mix has been a great mommy dog. She will miss them when they aren't around.
Then Brittany had some female problems which are ok now. Erik, 22 ds is waiting to hear about his application to teach in Japan. I've always encouraged him to follow his dreams but it will be hard to let him really leave the nest. I look back at where I was when I was 22 and it is very different. My parents had moved to Arizona a year earlier and I had my own apartment in St. Louis working several jobs to support myself. I promised my kids it would not be like that for them. They would have better chances than I did. I did have my bachelor's degree but not having my family around was very hard at that age.
Anyway--my word for this year is SOAR. I want my career to soar. I'm taking the BraveGirls Club Soul Restoration Class online with my friend Corinna and I'm very excited about it. I have a fear of success as well as a fear of failure. But I think facing my fears is a great first step. I'm getting my things together so I can join the Craft and Hobby Association and make more connections. Thus, it's my time to SOAR!!!
Happy New Year!!