Sunday, December 4, 2011

Silver Lining Sunday

Welcome to the first Sunday of December, time for a little silver liningness!

First of all, after nearly 3 months of being referenced, interviewed, toured, polygraphed, urinalyzed, background checked,  fingerprinted, and pretty much laid naked throughout much of the local police department, I am finally an official member of the (volunteer) force. 

I'm rather looking forward to this and am grateful for those many Saturday morning hours spent watching Scooby Doo.  I am so ready to begin channeling my inner Velma! 

In other ducks-in-a-row news, Magnum and I spent a few hours this week with our Death Lawyer (a.k.a. "estate planner"), getting things up to date.  It's certainly not the most stimulating of activities, but it's nice to have these things clear and organized and in place.  Do you have a death lawyer?  I recommend it.

On the cloud side of silver liningness, we did lose our beloved cat Cookie this week.  My heart is still heavy with it, but I think we've all gotten through the grief stages and made it to "acceptance". 

Cookie and Wolfgang in their younger days-->

He was our first family pet and a sweet companion who helped to foster some nurturing traits in each of the kids.  He was also a very badass cat.

And in related silver liningness, it was the missing pet wars that introduced me to the local humane society.  I'm looking into some volunteer opportunities there in addition to my crime bustin'.  There are plenty of interesting areas where volunteers are welcome and needed - it's not just cleaning up poop.  I'm thinking "surgery assistant", yeah?

A lot of this stuff - the volunteering, the updates with the death lawyer, etc. - has been clarified through my life coaching sessions.  Sometimes I wonder if I'm getting anywhere, but then I look back and realize that I am.  But that's probably a blog entry (or more) in itself...

Lastly, Magnum and I watched TrollHunter yesterday.  I'm not embarrassed to say that I liked it!  It's clever and fun and totally entertaining in a horror fairy tale kind of way.   And usually, I require some sort of love story somewhere in the plot to keep me entertained.  That was missing from TrollHunter, but I still liked it.  Three heads up!


terri said...

I hope sometime in your volunteer activities with the police department, you get to hear, "... and I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those MEDDLING KIDS!"

Okay, not likely, but I was a lover of Scooby Doo too.

I'm so sorry that you lost your sweet Cookie. I was holding out hope for a miracle, but maybe you're right in that he went on his own terms.

Glad to hear the life-coaching is having a positive effect. If you were having any doubts, it definitely shows in your writing.

Jenn and Casey said...

I would love to hear more about the life-coaching and all the ways it's helped you! And congrats on being cleared for playing out your Velma dreams ;)

Rock Chef said...

The checks to do volunteer work over here are just as bad - glad yours is finally done.

Your inner Velma? I think this needs to be elaborated. Do you just want to be labeled as a "meddling kid" or something?