May 2022

So, we have adopted our 5th foster dog, Bruce. He is a 9 year old golden retriever/lab mix. We are also (finally) getting a patio in 2 weeks.

I have also been at my new job for about 2 months now; I work for a European company once again, but instead of doing a variety of HR activities, I focus solely on recruiting. So far, so good. I am not so sure that I want to make a lifelong career out of recruiting, but for the time being I am enjoying the challenge of something new.

We just returned from a short trip to New Orleans; we made a point to do activities that were outside of the French Quarter and I am glad we did. Our dog stayed with my mom; I really appreciate having access to a family member that is so willing to help out in that way because boarding your dog is EXPENSIVE.

Our roommate may be moving out a few months earlier than planned, and I am wondering how strange it will feel for me, my fiancé, and our dog to be in our house alone for the first time. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve really enjoyed having our roommate (she’s been one of my best friends for about 10 years now), but it is cool to think about what we might do with that room; it will obviously function as a guestroom, but I also want it to be a functional room for us as well. We’ll see…

Bruce, our cutie.