That’s All Folks!
As 2008 winds down to a close (I’m posting on New Year’s Eve eve, in case I’m too busy tomorrow night), now is the time to reflect on the past 12 months. As far as birthdays go, it was a banner year for me – I hit the big 3-0. It wasn’t traumatic or anything like that, just another birthday. Goodness knows I don’t feel (or act) 30 . . . maybe that will come this year?
January was my trip to the ASC Flushing Spaniel Show in Philly, and seeing Billy again (and meeting so many wonderful e-friends). What an awesome, awesome experience! I got to see my favourite dog, and to meet some great people.
March saw the addition of Jack Jack to the world (and ultimately my family, but that came later). March was my parents’ cruise, and their eventual caving in to my request for a third dog.
April was the birth of my new niece, as well as Farley earning another performance title, at the ripe old age of 8!
May was dog shows, Vegas and my mom’s birthday.
The summer was a blur of puppy classes, dog shows and people visiting. The fun never ended, but man I sure got tired.
The fall saw me teaching my first set of obedience classes, as well as Jack Jack earning his first points on his first day in the ring. Can’t complain about that! Jack Jack and I continued with obedience classes, and Grace and I started training in agility. It got very, very busy again.
November saw me on the road TONS for work . . . too much. I think it was the start of my dark state of mind, mostly from exhaustion. I also did too much training, and felt pulled in all directions.
December was Christmas . . . parties, teas, luncheons, presents, wrapping, family, etc. You get my drift.
What will 2009 hold? Nobody knows. But I hope it’s a pleasant trip, and I hope it’s a happy, healthy year for my friends and family.