Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Lots on my mind.


It’s a full moon and the end of the month.  The combination appeared to make the mortgage industry  this week simply insane.  So I’m glad it’s finally Friday night.

This weekend will be pretty busy.  We are going to the Ann Arbor Symphony on Saturday night.  I’ve been so stressed I’m not even sure what they are playing, but it doesn’t matter.  I could so use some music therapy right about now.

And on Sunday morning Katie and I are going to attempt to earn the first leg of her Novice Obedience title.  I’m mostly freaked about her off leash stuff.  Unlike Rally where I can talk to her and call her back to me when she wanders, Obedience doesn’t allow talking other than the heel commands after each halt.  And there are a number of things we have to do, so our time in the ring is longer…without treats to keep her motivated.  I’m hoping that 6 years of school click in and she’ll just do what we’ve done for years.  If she is on her game…and if I don’t mess this up…well…there will be a jackpot waiting for her.  Between you and me there will be a jackpot  regardless of whether we “Q” or not…just because we love her.

So anyway, after a very stressful week at work I’m now sort of stressing about the weekend.  And next weekend I’ll be in Washington DC at my 5th Sorrow to Strength.  I need to get prepared for that too…but I can’t seem to think about it too much until I get past the Obedience Trial.

Sometimes I wonder how I get myself into all this stuff.  But really?   It’s just that almost everything interests me and if I could have my way I’d be doing even more things.  But for now I’ll focus on the symphony on Saturday and on getting to the trial on time for Sunday.

I’m sure Katie will take it from there.

What you talkin about Mom?

What you talkin about Mom?

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

10 thoughts on “Lots on my mind.

  1. Your hands seem so full at the moment and I always admire your ceaseless energy.
    Enjoy your music on Saturday; music is always one of the best therapies when we are stressed and tired.
    Good luck for your Sunday trial. Listen to Katie girl, she will tell you what the best to do 🙂


  2. This was a super crazy week. I didn’t even have to look out my window to know there was a full moon. I can always tell by the level of craziness in the hallways at school!

    Enjoy your therapy. You and Katie will do great on Sunday! Make sure you jackpot yourself as well.


  3. We were reading this post fine and then got to the part about there not being treats to keep Katie motivated and our eyes bulged from our heads and Benji was doing sympathy crying noises. I hope u get bonus jackpot treats soon.


  4. That Katie picture at the end and your caption underneath said it all. What would we do without their point of view? Enjoy the concert!


  5. Best of luck to you and Katie! I am sure you will BOTH do fine!


  6. Choosing what to use your time for can be challenging when you like to do a lot of things. And then you only have yourself to blame when you feel pulled in too many directions 😉 I occasionally have to dial it down a notch and catch my breath. I’m sure the symphony will be just the therapy you need/deserve. Have a blast!


  7. Best of luck to you and Princess Katie! I was feeling foggy yesterday, too — perhaps it’s just allergies??


  8. Hope you enjoyed the concert tonight and good luck tomorrow! You guys can do it!


  9. All those years in escrow in Southern California, nothing was more fearsome than a full moon at month’s end. Fine examples of lunacy, they were! I already know your concert went beautifully, and I’m sure Katie and you will find your sync and her trial will also go well.


  10. Good luck to Katie and I hope you enjoyed the music, sounds like just what you needed to de-stress.


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