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.