Still something missing.
So the new job is fab, and had a meeting last week, they are really proud of how well I'm doing, but something is missing.
I know I have a lot of animals, but I want a dog. Not a big one, a little one. The more I do round the house to keep it nice, the more I wonder who I am doing it for. Is it for me? Yes, but not enough so. A dog, that would be for me. I would have something to share my days with, since Mr can't tear himself from the computer.
I would happily hire a walker or the lady next door to let him/her out at lunchtime, and I would walk him/her every morning and night, no matter the weather. Besides, you get really cute dog coats to keep them warm and dry.
As for the other animals? No, it's not that I don't love them or anything like that. They take up lots of time, yes, but they are all my "hobby".
It's something that needs serious consideration, but it's not something I'm going to rule out.