Dogs, Learning, Life, Thinking

Oddness from the Dogs and Chasing Lost Dreams

Stella is currently checking out the snake cage.  I’m not sure why.  She has never expressed an interest before.  Now suddenly she cannot leave it for very long before she is back sniffing the cage and cocking her head at it.  She’s examining the stand the cage is on as well as the surrounding area like she has just watched an illusionist perform a trick that she cannot understand.  Weirdo.

Moose is sure I need help writing this.  He is sitting right here beside me as I type this.  He has never done this before.  He is very insistent that I give him love as I type.  I am either stopping and starting or typing one handed so I can let him cuddle and get scratched.  Ok.  He’s gone to lay down on the couch.  But he is staring at me, watching my every move.

I am happy to report not precipitation this morning.  A huge relief for all of us.  It was so cold yesterday that even with the coats their Gramma made them the kids didn’t want to spend much time outside.  They did look cute in their coats though.  I’ve often thought I should invest in some boots for them but I think only the girls would wear them.  Dante doesn’t really need them but the other three do.  Maybe next year.

As this seems to be the year to follow my dreams I am going to learn to scuba dive this summer.  Mom had gotten us gift cards a few years ago at a local diving shop as well as the basic equipment to learn.  With my crazy work schedule I never had the time off to learn (it’s essentially five days so I needed to take one of my vacation weeks to do it).  Whenever I tried to request it someone else had already gotten the time off on the week I needed.  So the next time I head into Traverse I am signing up for classes.  I have wanted to do this forever.  I had planned to become a marine biologist when I was in high school.  Then things hit a snag and I lost my chance.

I’ve taken some marine biology classes as well as archaeology classes.  I have always had a passion for both.  I don’t know which one to follow.  So I seem to alternate between the two.  Maybe I will just combine them and do my marine archaeology once I am certified to dive.  We have many local ship wrecks here in the Great Lakes that I can investigate as well as some classes at the local college.  Something to think about.

Well the first cup of the day is almost gone.  I suppose I’ll go refresh the coffee and then work on some more writing.  Cheers!



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