It seems like it's been forever since we last updated the collie blog! Things just got so busy, there wasn't time, plus we are having computer problems which are making it extremely difficult to write posts. I decided to add two new certifications to my resume, so studying and preparing for the two exams took up most of my time. But I am happy to share that I passed both of the 6 hour certification exams. And with my excitement over the two new titles, I signed up to take another certification exam...and then two more! I might be crazy, but all this studying and multiple 6 hour certification exams, are leading to salary negotiations. I'm hoping to get a large enough raise that I can quit my second job in 2018. I've worked two jobs for almost 10 years, and I'd like to take a break. I have a feeling my second job is aware of this, as they just doubled my hours this semester. I will be teaching 16 hours a week, on top of my full time job. The money will great, but I will be exhausted.
The collies are doing well, and we have been taking both Winter and Maizie to dog shows. (another reason why we have been too busy to post on the blog.) They have both earned some points towards their championships, and they love going to dog shows. For them it's just a fun game, which is evident in their happiness in the ring. And Ryder and I are doing lots of nursing home visits, visiting as many residents as we can, as we know the holiday season can be a lonely time for some.
We are behind on our reviews, so today I hope to get all caught up with those. We have missed all of our blogging friends, and can't wait to stop by all your blogs and catch up. Today we are getting our first snow-fall of the season, so in between playing in the snow with the collies, I will be glued to the laptop. Happy Holidays!