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04 April 2013 @ 09:30 pm
Life Update  
Thank you to everyone who sent and is sending positive vibes our way!! My sister is pretty okay today. She has an interview coming up so that helps.

We've decided to seriously pursue opening our own business. I'll keep you posted on how that goes.

In the US Mail today, I got 2 interesting pieces of mail. The first one is a jury summons. I served on a jury 3 or so years ago! Isn't it someone else's turn? At least it's after classes are over. That's a good thing.

The second piece of mail was a letter from the college telling me I had been chosen to receive the Curriculum Award for my program. The instructors have to nominate you for the award!!! I cannot believe they chose me!! I am astounded. There are people in the program who are so much better at it than I am. But they chose me!!

The Award ceremony is in a couple of weeks. I'm pretty excited about it!!! (I had considered quitting school because I didn't feel like I was "getting it." Apparently I was wrong! If I get offered a job, though, I'll have to rethink the entire thing.)

So there is good in my life!! The dogs are fat and sassy. They love us unconditionally. And the place where my sister was working was toxic. She needed to get out for a while.

Thank you again for the love and support! It means more than I can adequately express!!!
Current Mood: determined
--♫ Anna--rocsfan on April 5th, 2013 01:51 am (UTC)
It's nice that you are feeling better today, bb. I know it sounds clichéd, but sometimes that seeming cliff that you just got pushed off of turns out to be a fall into a fluffy cloud. Your sister might end up with something so much better. That's actually how I ended up in technical writing and editing. I had a job, and my boss did something so despicable, I walked out then and there. It was perfect timing for me to get hired at the company where I now work and where I transferred into the editorial department. I would never have applied for a writing job, but now I'm there by chance and I love it and am successful at it.

That is fabulous covered with awesomesauce that you are getting that award!!! I have long suspected that you are so much better at things than you give yourself credit for. I can from your writing, both the structure and the thought process that goes into it. Go You!!!!!!

But remember, I'm here for you whether you're in a good mood or not!!!

What kind of business are you thinking about? If you are selling exclamation points, I will be your best customer!

Keep us posted!!!!
Are 6 dogs too many?: property of metkeylasunset on April 5th, 2013 03:31 am (UTC)
Hey - do you think we can patent exclamation points and charge people to use them???!!! Yay us!

Actually, we are thinking of starting a kennel. We have the land. My sister's best friend is a Veterinarian. We certainly have enough experience with dogs! So we're looking into it!

Thank you, BB! I still can believe I'm getting an award from the gaming department. I was afraid I'd be thrown out of the department, not be recognized for my work!!

--♫ Anna--: Cakerocsfan on April 6th, 2013 03:30 pm (UTC)
A kennel sounds like a perfect business for you! You could probably keep going to school, too. I would prefer kenneling my dog with someone like you, who would love them and truly care for them. I think there are even franchises available for doggy day care type places!
ThatWasJustaDreamthtwzjustadream on April 5th, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)
Congrats, fingers crossed, and more updates in the days ahead, please. Re: starting a business, I assume everyone knows of it, but you are familiar with Kickstarter, right? Just on the random chance you're not ... a former co-worker of mine funded her fledgling business there and found it very helpful.

Edited at 2013-04-05 02:12 am (UTC)
Are 6 dogs too many?: Pudgetkeylasunset on April 5th, 2013 03:32 am (UTC)
We won't qualify for Kickstarter but there are other places for crowd funding. And I looked them up when I got your note!!

We're thinking of starting a kennel. We have plenty of room so space won't be a problem. And my sister's best friend is a Vet so we have that covered!

Thank you so much!!

ThatWasJustaDream: eeevathtwzjustadream on April 5th, 2013 03:38 am (UTC)
Awesome thinking! Keep us posted, please.

Edited at 2013-04-05 03:44 am (UTC)
bluedelft on April 5th, 2013 02:44 am (UTC)
More good thoughts, fingers crossed and hope that the interview goes really great for your sister. I know how stressful it can be. Getting out of a toxic work envirnoment is the best thing to do. Been there, done that and don't really need the t-shirt for it. More good thoughts heading to your sister and you.

Whoo Hoo, Congrats and Happy Dance Time in regards to the award! That is so great and I'm so happy for you!

Opening your own business of course you have me curious now. If there is anything that I can do to helpful, even sending positive vibes your way, just let me know.

Once again, CONGRATS!!!!!
Are 6 dogs too many?: Blue OMGtkeylasunset on April 5th, 2013 03:35 am (UTC)
Thank you thank you thank you!!!

Can you believe they chose me for an award??? I can't!! I'm afraid I'm going to get an email from school saying - "we're so sorry. We meant to send you the 'your instructors want you out of the program' letter"!!!

My sister and I are thinking of starting a kennel for boarding, grooming, stuff like that. We have the room and her best friend is a veterinarian. Once we decide on a name, I'm going to let you know and impose on you to see if you can design us a logo! How does that sound??

Thank you again!!! It's so nice to have the support of my friends at times like these.
traw101traw101 on April 5th, 2013 04:27 am (UTC)
Mate you deserve the award. I am so excited for you. Things are only going to get better and better for you and your sister. Hugs .
bluedelft on April 5th, 2013 11:02 am (UTC)
Designing a logo sounds like a challenge....a fun challenge! I know if I mention it to my sister she'll probably help out too.

You are most welcome!

((More Hugs and Good Thoughts))
mazaher on April 5th, 2013 06:00 am (UTC)
Yeah! A kennel! ...dogs would *love* it =D
The Huntress: Snoopy Chefhuntress69 on April 5th, 2013 06:06 am (UTC)
Its signs that something good is on the horizon. Hugs and best wishes from your semi-invisible friend here!!
J.the_physicist on April 5th, 2013 10:17 am (UTC)
congrats! :D and got my fingers crossed for your sister. what kind of business are you thinking of?
kaige68: Drunk Eggskaige68 on April 5th, 2013 12:26 pm (UTC)
I LOVE that you are both turning this around into opportunity!!! YAY YOU!!! I knew you two could find good things!!!

And I'm so excited about the award! SEE PEOPLE NOTICE YOU!!! BECAUSE YOU'RE SO AWESOME!!!