Last week contained both happiness and sadness for me. I felt really productive (which is a rarity for me) and I finally got my head wrapped around some things that I had been struggling with for a while. But then yesterday we unexpectedly had to say goodbye to one of our kitties, Big Eyes. I guess it wasn’t completely unexpected. We had been trying to find a home for her but we were dragging our feet. We became too attached.
Then, when we had almost resigned ourselves to the fact that we might just have to keep her a young man who worked at the local pet store texted me that he’s interested in taking her home right away.
We immediately started thinking up reasons to not let her go home with this person. “He’s a boy.” “What if he doesn’t have a good job?” “I feel more comfortable giving her to someone we already know.” “But Big Eyes is such a mommy’s girl. Maybe we should just keep her.” It’s interesting the excuses we make up for not doing something we know we should do.
Anyway, we got through it and the new owner, Alex, came over and I could immediately tell he was a nice person. I asked him a few questions to become more comfortable: “How old are you?” “Do you live with your parents?” And it made me realize the importance of communication and the hindrance of assuming. I think most fear and excuse-making comes from a lack of knowledge. But as soon as you start asking questions the darkness and fear begins to lift
Now enough of that mushy stuff. Here are the posts from last week in case you missed them:
Book Review Wednesday: The 4-Hour Workweek – A review of a pretty controversial book about productivity and not accepting other people’s rules.
The Art of Arguing – In which I talk about the importance of arguing and how to be a good arguer.
Home Spa Saturday: DIY Face Scrub – 3 easy peasy face scrubs you can make at home with ingredients from your own kitchen.
Sunday Smorgasbord: 10 Resources to learn skills and knowledge – A Resource Roundup of online tools I use to learn more skills and figure stuff out.
I hope you are having a Happy Monday! Get out there, learn something new, and create something with your own hands!