Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Me expecting?!! Hopefully...
Wow, what a month this has been with life stuff! I won't bore you with the details LOL. Life is *supposed* to be complicated at times, from what I've heard..... I am so excited to say how much I am looking forward to getting the heck out of Brisbane for our Let's Get Stitched long weekend in Adelaide coming up very soon. Aside from a couple of road trips just over an hour each way for Brissie blog meets, I have not been away at all in a whole year, since our Let's Get Stitched event in Tasmania last March. I've just messaged dear De to let her know I've been to the shops this morning and we definitely have a supply of various chocolates for the flight :)
I have managed to sew this month, but (aside from Melody's bag), all of my sewing is secret so I have no pictures just yet.
No, I am not expecting a baby, but... I am very much hoping for a new addition. I will be attending an information session on 13th of March at the Guide Dogs QLD site, which is only about 15 minutes from me. Since I am no longer working, I am home alone a lot these days. I don't think I am well enough to take on a young puppy for 12 months, but they are looking for other help too. One option is a "quiet home with no other pets" for dogs that are recovering from surgery, or drop offs for overnight sleeps while training during the day, or respite care for a couple of weeks while a puppy raising family is on holidays. I have been reading their website in hopes of learning a bit more ahead.
According to the site, it takes $30,000 to breed and raise EACH dog until they reach the age of two and are ready to be matched with a blind person. They also say that 50% of the dogs do not qualify all the way to the end of two years of training.
The dogs are given to the blind person at no cost. I do not know any blind persons myself, but I believe this is a worthy charity and I am hoping I will find a place in there somewhere so I can be of help.
If you know any more than I do, please let me know. If this does not work out, I will be checking out my local shelters to find a companion. I know there is a good match out there for me somewhere, whether by the Guide Dogs, or a shelter.
I went to the Brissie blog meet this past Sunday. It was a super fun day with lots of laughs, and I made some new friends. What a fantastic way to spend the day!