Guess what! We adopted a dog over the weekend! Her name is Mia!
Mia is a red lab, about a year old, and still very much a puppy. She’s adorable and sweet, but she’s also very vocal and very energetic. I’ll be honest, it’s been a little stressful. I don’t like being barked at. Our last dog, Lulu, rarely barked except when she was being aggressive, so my adrenaline still shoots up when any dog starts barking near me. The upside to Mia being so vocal is that I’m being desensitized to that fear! Her barking is never aggressive – it’s playful or sad or frustrated, but not aggressive. It’s also very LOUD. She’s been keeping us up at night so thaaaat’s been frustrating. Today I felt kinda lousy because of a lack of sleep. I’m looking forward to the moment when she realizes that her barking isn’t going to do her any good, and she accepts her nighttime situation a little more, ahem, quietly.
At least she’s cute.
Anyway, onto the goals:
1. Stay healthy: A
Other than a lingering head cold, I’m really pleased with how my health held up while we were in Disney World.
2. Have fun: A+
Check! We had a blast.
3. Post-vacation chores: A
Bags were unpacked, laundry started, and the house was mostly tidied the evening we got home. Yay us!
This week’s goals:
1. Walk around the neighborhood at least 3 times
Since Mia has so much energy, we’re exercising her a lot in the hopes that it’ll help with the barking. Walking her is also a good way for me to bond with her!
2. Make appointments
Ugh. I hate appointments. They make me so anxious and frustrated with myself for being anxious. But I need to push through that anxiety and take care of some things I’ve been putting off for too long.
3. Get back into the swing of things
We haven’t been on a normal video-shooting schedule since before the big Patreon meet-up at the beginning of August. Time to get back into a routine. We’re also going to be creating a new routine with Mia so we’ll have to figure that out as we go.