My oh my. What a crazy few weeks it's been. I'm sure no one wants to read about my stress at work, but it's been enough to give me an ulcer. I think it's starting to work its way out, but it's been difficult. Exciting, but difficult.
But the real excitement in my life lately is that I've decided to get a dog. I've wanted a dog for a long time, but it was never right before, either time-wise or money-wise, or whatever. But now I think it's a good time and I'm as ready as I'll ever be. So I've been obsessed with that since the middle of October. I think the new "obsession" with a doggie has been winning over the old "obsession" with knitting because it's so stressful at work and something new is so much more compelling - and distracting.
I've been researching breeds (I decided on a Miniature Wirehaired Dachshund), then researching breeders and rescues, and now I'm learning about training and how to get a well-behaved and social dog. I won't be able to deal with a puppy puppy until spring so I have a bit of time, but it's important to contact breeders earlier rather than later and I will need to do a bit of re-arranging of my apartment so time is good.
Too bad I spend all my time wandering the internet and haunting Petsmart.