Training is going well. I'm black, blue and sore all over. Sounds like it's going well, huh! I enjoy going to training. I always get to meet interesting people from all over the nation. But it always makes me feel kinda like an odd ball. You ever experience that? The people are great but they have no concept of my "real" life outside of work. I mention I live on a small ranch and raise buckin' bulls, I get REALLY surprised looks. And it wouldn't be the buckin' bull part. Just that I have cattle is so intriguing to people. Are there just not many country people anymore?
Then there's the "hey, let's go out and have some drinks." This is another situation where I stick out like a sore thumb. I don't mind hanging out with new people. But the only thing I have in common with them is work. And I am not a night owl. I like to go to bed early. Plus, I'd rather be hanging out with the husband if truth be told. So I'm not good company. Oh, and I don't drink. It's not like I can't be around people drinking or anything, but that just doesn't seem like a good time to me. Do I sound like a prude? I do, huh! My idea of fun is playing with the dogs or watching calves play or taking photographs. Really, I'm an introvert. It wears me out to hang out with a large group. Usually, the husband is the social one and I can sit quietly.
Here is where I've spent every evening after training...
It may seem unsocial to some. I hang out in my room, talkin' to the husband on the phone and cruisin' the internet. The last two evenings, I've walked to local restaraunts and ate supper by myself.
But you know what, I may be the odd ball but I don't know anyone else who's spouse has sent them a cute note like this...(well, couldn't get the picture of the note to upload so here's what it said.)
"Hey, Hope all is well. The dogs send their love. Hugs, kisses and slobbers. I love ya and miss ya tons!"
I wouldn't change my "real" life for anything!
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