Friday, May 3, 2019

appreciation Friday randomness

As I sat down at my desk, the garbage truck came by to do its thing.  As a clutterphobe, I count trash days as happy days.  Our service uses those trucks with the arms that reach out, grab the trash bin, lift the bin up, and dump the trash into the truck bed.

I noticed that it was moving quite slowly and a bit awkwardly this morning.  So I took a look and realized that there was a new guy in training with a vet showing him the ropes.  Shout out to the garbage collectors and garbage truck tutors of the world.

Speaking of tutors, I'm thankful for my current gaggle of students.  I put in a light week or so after we got Merlin to help him get used to his new home, but things are back in the swing.  It seems that whenever one student finishes up, another one magically appears, and my schedule is full again.

Speaking of students finishing up, that strange girl finished up this week.  The one who would often summon me and then have nothing to work on?  She's taking her final exam today.  She wasn't all bad, but I can't say I'm sad to see her go.  She hinted about a summer class, but I'll burn that bridge when we get there.

And speaking of Merlin, he continues to be a fabulous addition.  He and Penny get along great, and the cat doesn't hate him (anymore) either.  He's super loving and playful and also knows how to relax.  Oh, the peer pressure is strong with that one.

I'm also thankful that the sun decided to come back today.  It's been gloomy and cold and wet all week, and we just aren't used to that out here.  I resorted to playing mind games  to delude myself into thinking I was on an exotic vacation in the rain forest.  I don't think the rain forest occasionally blows snow in your face, but the delusion did work, somewhat.


Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Abby you are better at the delusions than me. It's too hot here. Somewhere in the middle would be perfect for us both.
Merlin is such a pretty dog. I am certain she feels safe now in your home. Her coat in this photo is gorgeous.

Chatty Crone said...

Glad your little adoption center is working out! Also that you have plenty of students.

Did I tell you that I have a new computer and I can leave comments on the other blogs I was having trouble with - my computer was too old. So if you want to change your comments to the way they were before - you can and I can still comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are: Clamco said...

What a handsome dog Merlin is! We have the same type of trash pick up and once a week another truck with a giant claw comes to take yard waste. It's awesome.

ShadowRun300 said...

When we lived in Joplin, my hubby would send me pics of the garbage truck when it came, along with a happy face. It was his favorite day. He loved recycle day even better, but that only happened once a month.
I certainly hope your gray snowy days end soon. Makes me feel bad about complaining about our endless rainy days. At least we’re above freezing.
Seeing content adopted pets makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Our new kitty shows us everyday how happy he is with his new home.

Abby said...

Peggy, I've found that it does help life in general to be a bit delusional.

Chatty, after you were able to comment in embedded mode and I switched, others were not able to comment anymore. So, I'm back to being a pop-up!

Abby said...

Clamco, I do enjoy watching that claw take my trash away!

SR300, our recycle truck, also with claw, comes every week too. It's like winning the daily double! I do think shelter pets are aware of "how things could've gone" and seem so appreciative.

Linda Hensley said...

I almost feel bad that I've been grumpy about the endless cold rain I've had recently. Snow is definitely worse. You have my sympathy. It's a good thing you have warm puppies around. Glad the newbie is settling in. Wishing all of you many happy years together!