Hello, frens! It has been a few weeks since I posted on the blog but life has been so busy! So today I am sharing what’s going on in my life:
Work. I start a new job this week! I work as an administrative assistant at Mayo Clinic and I applied for a job as HR Recruiter since my background until I retired from the Army two years ago was in human resources. I thought I did not want to continue in that career path but then this posting came open and I had to try. What is special? It is trying to recruit other fellow veterans. And not just recruiting but there is also a mentoring aspect to it that really appealed to me. I think this job was meant to be because ever since I started working here 2.5 years ago, I have always felt that Mayo is a great fit for veterans. I start this week and I am super excited!
Life. We are still continuing to recover from a crazy busy summer. Anybody else? Holy smokes! The boys head back to school in two weeks and they are already exhausted from all the sports camps (that they wanted to be in), trips and family reunions. Yes, I know what you are thinking…
But life really has been busy. :)
Riley. The rescue doggie world continues to teach me lessons. Riley is getting better with his issues but he is still reacting to people walking by our house like terrorist are at our door. So we continue with training to try and desensitize him to all. Yesterday he had his first dental cleaning and blood work EVER in his life an d happy to announce that he got a clean bill of health. I was concerned because he drinks lots of water and has gained weight. But after the tests (which are wow— so expensive), it is obvious that it is more user error on my part. To be honest, I am not used to feeding a dog his size (he was 50 lbs. when I rescued him), so the vet gave me some pointer on how to start decreasing his food intake. Riley is not happy about this. lol.
Weather. I don’t know where you live but here in Minnesota we have been having some good ol’ fabulous autumn season weather. I am talking 59F in the morning with a high of 75-80F, and I am loving it. Riley sure is as these are usually a wheaten terrier’s favorite temperatures. It just has been amazing! I hope it stays like this until fall actually arrives! :)
Running. Running has ben slow going since I last blogged. I tweaked my right foot really good, walking Riley of all things. I stepped the wrong way, and because I was wearing flip flops, my foot rolled inwards. It was fine that day but the next started hurting. So I have been babying that foot and its feeling almost normal. Tomorrow I am meeting some friends at the trail and we will see how it goes. Fingers crossed!
Any plans this weekend?