Rules of Happiness: Spend Out ‚ÄĒ 4ever21christina – Re blogging goodness. Burn the candles and Use the good towels

Dear Wonderful Reader, In her book ‚ÄúThe Happiness Project‚ÄĚ, Gretchen Rubin advises her readers to ‚ÄúSpend Out‚ÄĚ. When I first read the header of the chapter, I thought she will talk about money and how we should spend more money in order to be happy. Thankfully, her advise was much more accessible, and simpler than that.¬†[‚Ķ]

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Dog Days of Autumn

… another 12 plus hour day … getting to work before 7 has to stop !!! ¬†Then after work, took the grand pups for their annual exams … Dr.¬†¬†was delayed too so we were at the vets about two hours … but all is good. ¬†Every time we take them anywhere we draw a crowd. ¬†Are they twins?¬†No¬†but they are litter mates – brothers.¬†What kind of dogs? Red heeler and labrador mix. ¬†Mutts really but today a lady in the waiting room said, No¬†they are NOT mutts, they are designer dogs! ¬†They don’t bark and are not aggressive. ¬†They have super sweet dispositions. ¬†They make me smile and love unconditionally. ¬†And yes¬†I am bragging about my dogs! ¬†So sue me lol ūüôā ¬†I’m grasping at straws at this point. ¬†Punchy and happy and in a manic state from too much conversation with strangers. ¬†My introverted self just wanted to get HOME . ¬†And now I am here but thoughts swirling around my brain.

Here is the¬†story of how we ended up with two dogs. ¬†We’d been looking for a dog and found an ad online. ¬†Called and found out a good Samaritan was just trying to find them a home – helping out her fiend who was moving and had to leave the puppies behind. ¬†She¬†didn’t want much $25 each. Originally six, two male and a female¬†were left. ¬†She did not want strangers going to her home so she agreed to meet us at a gas station on IH 35 south toward Devine. ¬†She agreed to bring one of the males and we agreed to buy sight unseen. ¬†When we get there, she has both dogs – tells us we needed to pick – she couldn’t decide which male to bring. ¬†We had Lulu with us. ¬†We try but she and I could not decide. ¬†Same as the seller – smart lady … took the odds that we could not decide either all couched in your dog so you need to pick. ¬†And it goes something like this … Hmmm, which one? ¬†Mommy do we have to decide? They are both SO CUTE!!!! ¬† Then me and Lulu in unison … puhleese Billy Bob-Daddy, can we keep em both?? ¬†:). ¬†Softy that he is … oh boy, why not?!?! ¬†And¬†ta-da, two dogs join our family and we are doubly blessed. ¬†As it should be.

Meet Mr. Buddy and Mr. Spot and their happy Oma aka grandma.  This is why I am mostly mellow and my blood pressure is always low.

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As always, more to come …