A lot of good things have been happening lately.
I recently got a job with OneAmerica as an insurance underwriter. I used to drive past the building on my way to work in the morning, so it's weird to actually work for the company now.
Aaron and I decided that our income was a little too affected by seasonality, so I busted out the suit, updated the resume, and started knocking on doors. My bosses are so nice, and coworks nearby are really helpful, but there are so many things that I don't know yet. There is a steep learning curve, and I've been trying to soak up all that I can by asking questions and reading a text book I was given.
I also really miss seeing Bella at work every day. Even though she sleeps most of the day away, I enjoyed just knowing that she was there.
A little cat (who we named Chipper) wandered into my life recently. I spotted him wandering around Hix junkyard on the side of the road. Filthy but friendly, I picked him up, brought him home and bathed him. He's ready for adoption now-he's neutered and vaccinated. He is a great cat with a big heart, and although he's still getting used to being around people all of the time, he'd make a great companion. This is his youtube debut: If you'd like to adopt him, please let me know.
And if you thought you noticed that he is "missing" an ear, you'd be right. He had had ear mites badly before and scratched his ear until it became deformed. It causes him no problems-now it just looks cute! (I did have his ears treated as well)
At night, I worry about all of the other cold and lonely animals just like him that have no one to love them or care for them. Everyone deserves to be wanted, and although I know I can't change circumstances for them all, I hope I can make a world of difference for some.
Last thing: Aaron, his parents, and I are going camping this weekend! Bella's coming, and we've packed vegan hot dogs : ) I love compassionate camping.
So yeah, all good things-rescued a homeless, unwanted cat, found a great job, and going camping with my man and future in-laws.