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Are you ready for some football??

We were- but unfortunately, we spent the day at the VA Hospital!  Kevin has been sick for about 3 weeks and today he was much worse, coughing like crazy and having trouble breathing . . . so, off to the doctor we went  (which is the hospital, because things like this ALWAYS happen on a Sunday!)  There weren’t too many people there when we arrived, “maybe this won’t be as bad as we thought” – WRONG!!  We were there for 3 1/2 hours.  We are happy to report that it is not bronchitis or pneumonia – apparently, you can have asthmatic symptoms from a cold- so they gave him an inhaler and some drugs.  Hopefully, he will be able to breathe and sleep (which means I will be able to sleep too!)

On another note . . .Just how many resumes do you need to send out to get a job?  Has anyone done that study?  I’d like to know, so I can relax a little and not feel like such a huge loser!  This week I put together a website for Dog Walking (www.outandaboutpetservices.com) but I haven’t quite finished it.  It feels harder to get motivated to start a new business when I don’t have the stability of my husbands NIKE salary to support us like I did the first time! 

I’m going to work part time for my friend Margie – she has a great store called Petutopia.  It will give me an opportunity to meet people and make a few dollars while I’m looking for a job and/or starting my new dog walking business.  Yesterday, I went and took some pictures for an event she had in the store and the local Pug rescue was there- I LOVE PUGS!!!  The Helvetia Winery was there doing a wine tasting, Rubi, a local animal massage therapist was there, and there was even a pet psychic!!  It was lots of fun- what could be better than hangin out and talking about dogs all day??? (I posted some cute pics from it!)

It has been raining for a few days and the trees are all starting to lose their beautiful fall leaves.  I took this picture this morning to show you the beautiful color- it’s been chilly, but I’m still not ready to wear socks!  🙂

All in all, it was a good weekend  . .  no pneumonia, the Chargers won, the Patriots won . . . life is good!!


Looking for a job sucks!!

I know that it’s not “PC” to say something “sucks”- but seriously- sending out your resume over and over and getting no response is just a bit depressing!  I know that we have very marketable skills, but obviously the people that are receiving our resumes DO NOT agree 😦 

What’s a girl gotta do to get a job around here???

So, walking dogs is definitely a possiblity.  I like to be in control of my time and I am very impatient – so at least I could have something to do and some money coming in, right?  I have plans to write an e-book on ‘how to start a petsitting/dog walking business’- so that would also give me something to do. 

It’s ridiculous the number of resumes I have sent out- jobs that I am definitely over qualified for- and I still have not heard the phone ring!  (Kevin went to lunch with Kirk and called me on the way home . . . so I know that the phone works!)

I have been enjoying playing around on Facebook- if you haven’t  tried it, check it out!  It’s a fun way to connect with people – people that you may have not talked to in forever! 

Last weekend we went for a hike in one of our favorite places, the Hoyt Arboretum (http://www.hoytarboretum.org/)  It was a gorgeous day, and you could tell that Cali was excited to be back in the woods!  The trees are changing and it definitely felt like fall – there is nothing better than a sunny, fall day in Portland!  I snapped a few pictures 🙂 

On Sunday we went to an event at the World Forestry Center – Wolf to Woof.  It was a dog friendly event and there were lots of cute doggies there (we didn’t bring Cali because she gets way too stressed out when there are LOTs of dogs around!).  We got to visit with my friend Margie – she is one of my favorite clients (she had 5 dogs when I started walking her dogs- now she has 3!)  She owns Petutopia – a really cool store for pets and the people that love them!  (http://www.petutopia.com/). 

Other than that- we’ve been endlessly searching for jobs- and, like I said, it SUCKS!!  The kitties seem relaxed- check out the picture of Zuni, does she look stressed out???