Will today be the day???
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I have just about had it. We were supposed to have our new puppy on Tuesday night. The lady that was supposed to deliver him, said it would be Wednesday morning. Wednesday morning came and went, when she called at dinner time and said she'd be dropping him off between 6 and 7. Once again, 7 came and went, and she called and said she'd be here between 8 and 9 since she had to drop a cat off in a town an hour away. 9 comes and she calls again and says it's getting late and she told my husband that she would call me this morning (yes, we are now on Thursday) and deliver him then. So, once again, we wait. My husband is very understanding with the lady. They run a dog rescue, they don't make a lot of money from this, they have lots of animals that they are looking after... etc...
Granted that all of those things may be very true, but I have spent the past 2 days at home making us available to this woman. I have spent 48 hours (actually since Sunday, but I digress) fielding the questions from the kids. When will the puppy be here? I thought she said that she was going to have him here on Tuesday... Okay, Mom it's Wednesday, it's puppy day, right??? And it goes on and on... It's not so much the I'm irritated that there has been countless delays for me, but for the kids it kinda ticks me off. I informed my husband that if I don't hear from her this morning, I will be pursuing other avenues. I was trying to do something better than buying from a breeder by adopting a dog that needed a home, but this is insane. This dog is going to cost me the same amount that I could pay for a full lab puppy with his AKC papers from a reputable breeder an hour away.
I just get so irritated by people that tend to forget that others time is just as valuable as theirs and that when an appointment is made that it should be kept. If it can't, call in a timely fashion and reschedule once not repeatedly and without apology. I don't think I'm being unreasonable. Oh, and if someone is more than willing to meet your exceedingly ridiculous requirements (expensive fees, requests for additional donations if able, long application (9 pages), home visit, contract, special home restrictions) , then you should be gracious and acknowledge that the person adopting the dog is in fact doing you a service, not the other way around. I am a very patient person, but this is just nuts. Grrrrrrrr!
Okay, I think I'm done venting... LOL. Phew. I will admit that it is my TOM so I'm sure that has something to do with the fact I am so irritated, but I don't believe that I'm being unreasonable. :)
Okay, onto the good stuff. I am just one pound away from meeting my first goal. One more pound and I will have lost my first 10 pounds. Very very excited about that. Not sure what my first reward is going to be yet. I'm leaning towards a pedicure. I haven't had one since Mother's Day last year, and my feet could really use it. Afterall, they have been doing a lot of work lately with the whole exercise thing and my sprained ankle a couple of weeks ago.
The kiddos are hoping that we can go out and play in the snow today. There's not enough to do anything with it yet, but we'll see since we should start seeing a bit of accumulation by the afternoon.
Tax return will be in tomorrow, so I'm on my way to my new washer and dryer. I jokingly told my hubby that it is my Valentine's Day present. He thinks I'm kidding, but I am soooo excited for it. My set I have right now is 2 years old, and either the washer doesn't spin the clothes enough or my dryer is just not drying effectively. We have cleaned out the whole dryer and even the vent on the house, and there are no obstructions. He's been promising me my front loaders since he bought me the last set. I'm ready to collect. LOL.
Tomorrow is my weigh-in. I've been checking and I'm already down 1.6 for the week. No complaints. I haven't been exercising this week per Se, but I spent this week getting my house together before the dog shows up. That stuff adds up! :)