Today is a very big day. At this time last year Monte (AKA Montego, named after Montego Bay in Jamaica) was born. Which means today is his very first birthday (or 7th, depending on how you look at it).
Some things you should know. We call Monte a zillion different names: Poodle, Poodle Noodle, Nudes (yeah, don't ask), Noodle Head, The Deaths (again, don't ask), Montezuma... and those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head. We didn't bring Monte into our family till late April. At which point, when we bought him he was on sale because he was "old". Monte is not good at posing for pictures (as you can tell with this picture) and he dislikes that the cats won't play with him. He loves getting staticky, running around the apartment like a total crazy dog and he loves to be where people are. Monte is one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet. All he wants in life is to be close to someone, get pets and give kisses.
So yay for this day because today is the day Monte came into the world and because of that Dustin and I have had some pretty fantastic days! Happy birthday Monte!
Well, now that my job security is gone and the house hunt is on hold I've decided that the best thing for me would be to get a degree so that I can find a BETTER job. I've had a rough time with school in the past and that's always because I've felt the need to work, especially with Caribou. I had insurance through work and so I HAD to work at least 20 hours to get that. Those 20 always turned into nearly 30 and between that and school I always had a hard time keeping balance. Now, I can find a job for just a few hours a week and concentrate on school A LOT more. And then, once I've finished and once I've found a better paying job we can look at houses again.
It feels like a good decision. And it feels like the decision I maybe should have made. But that's life, right?