|09-28-2013 07:28 PM|
|Daisy&Lucky's Mom||WOW! You definitely multi task well.|
|09-28-2013 05:56 PM|
I can barely function without my first cup of coffee in the morning, I would need some major stimulants to be that active LOL
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|09-28-2013 05:49 PM|
Mercy! Selzer, your energy level reminds me of my husband's. Actually, his whole family is uber energetic. I believe it must be a sin to have a nap in that family, lol.
I swear he consistently schedules at least 5 more things than it is humanly possible to fit into each day and then obsesses over the fact that he didn't get one done.
The weekends are pretty tightly scheduled as well-just with different jobs. Farming chores, such as fixing fence, etc. fall to the weekend.
One thing I will say is that he lives life to the fullest. Sounds like you do too!
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|09-28-2013 04:50 PM|
I am currently taking care of the shop. It's kind of my sister's shop. My mom opened it many years ago, but when she got sick I started keeping it open on Saturdays while I was working.
Right now, I am trying to keep it open pretty much full time, and work for my sister on Sundays. But evenso, since I was a kid, I always did a lot of stuff at the same time.
When I was 15, I was taking my junior and my senior year in high school, baby sat every weekend for about 40 hours, cooked dinner every night so my parents could get home from work, eat, and then be out the door to school by 5 PM. Afterwhich time, I watched my younger siblings until my parents came home at 10:30.
At 10:30, I would go for a walk, and then come home in time to watch The Streets of San Franciso at 12, and the Hawaii 5-0 at 1. After that I would start homework. LOL.
My mom used to call up to me in the morning, "Are you going to school today?" I would call back, maybe later. I would always make it to my 11 o'clock history class. I usually made it to Sr. English -- 3rd period. I would only make it to Jr. English and Accounting 2 if I had a test or essay/project due. I don't know how I aced those classes. The rest of the schedule was tougher, and I went to those classes.
At 18, I would ride my bike all night one night, stay up all night the next night doing homework, finished my 2 year degree and worked 12 hour shifts on the weekends. And I worked regular hours during the week at a used book shop that my sister and I opened when I was 17.
When I went back to school after 5 years in the work force, I was working full time, would travel half an hour to work, work all day, go from there an hour and a half to Youngstown, and get to school by 5:30 or 5:50, and stay until 9:30 or 10:30, then drive an hour home. Do that four nights a week for a full load, and be to work every morning by 7AM. On fridays, I worked 7:00-3:30 and then back at 6PM to 10PM and then worked half a day on Saturday.
I was working full time, when I trained and titled six dogs in a year.
I used to get bored and ride my bike all night, or I used to ride it 18 miles each way to work.
Now, I am pretty much slacking. My old girls just don't need any training. I take them out, and they are good. I take them to the park with the little girls, and teach them how to handle them. I have a couple of youngsters that could use more work. But mostly they are pretty easy to manage. My knee is messed up, now, but I can keep up with the little girls, and my sister keeps them busy.
|09-28-2013 04:22 PM|
|09-28-2013 04:20 PM|
I just realized you have like 15 dogs! How on earth do you find time to take them to puppy classes and work at your dad's store and eat/sleep/breathe?!
Holy moley! I'm stressed just thinking about this!
|09-28-2013 04:04 PM|
So I signed the baby dogs up to start classes again.
Well, they were supposed to start last week, but my sister needed me to work, and right now that takes precedence. So I started this week.
Ok though because Lassie finished out Karma's classes when I broke her toe.
Karma has been to puppy and then started basic, but has been on the DL for the past 4-6 weeks. But we are now back at it.
I had to get up at the crack of dawn to get everyone fed before setting out at 8:30 for the class that starts at 9:30. It was asctually dark out when I woke up and turned off the alarm without hitting the snooze once. 6:59. I took my meds, then wasted half an hour working a jig saw, until it was light enough to see outside. I came back in after doing all the morning work and putting both babies in the car. Got ready and was on the road at 8:34 -- good time.
Lassie's class was first. They dumped the advanced puppy so she got stuck with puppy, and she is six months old. There were some youngsters there, 10-11 weeks old. And others that were 4 months. Lassie barked a bit, but she quit. She actually did quite well. And, it was nice because, while the class was huge, there was no other classes going on at the same time.
Karma's class was another matter all together. They had rally going on next to us, and I just can't hear with the acoustics of the building, and all the hubbub in there.
I just wasn't very tolerant by the second hour. There are a lot of explanations, and while I am setting up to do the exercise then the waiting, and I don't know it is just frustrating, and the dog and I are both distracted by the other class, and then the other class starts filing out, and walking right behind us as we are waiting our turn. The dog was fine, it's me that is being driven up a wall, distracted by the people behind me and trying to listen to the instructor.
The place charges $30/hour more than my trainer does for classes and they cannot schedule them so that there is one class at a time? But whatever. And then we have to learn things like, teach your dog to go to this mat. Well, by the time we were done trying to teach that -- half the class at least, my pup was acting all weird, and going for the door, and I am distracted by the other class, and it didn't dawn on me that Karma probably had to potty. So I spent the next several minutes cleaning that mess off the mats. Uhg! I am mostly worried about SIT, DOWN, STAY, and HEEL. Well mostly the HEEL part with Karma. I can teach it myself and will, and the distractions are good if I do expect to get her out to a show in December, but I remember fully now why I really don't like this place. And it is an extra half an hour from home.
The girls are hanging out in my SUV now because I have to keep the shop open and was nearly an hour late -- no time to spin by home and kennel them.
There just really isn't anything closer to me, and it is driving me nuts.
The good news is that both dogs were pretty good. Lassie did not like someone else holding her lead though, so I need to watch that and correct her. Both of them came rushing to me for recall. And Karma did her best to trip me up and offered another of her toes for me to break.
Hopefully, next week will be better.