Hooray for Friday! I have an exam this weekend, but I am so happy this week is over.
I am going to finalize my not for profit proposal today (proposal due this weekend). What a hard project this has been for me! So many ways I want to change the world, so little money. :) I had to get hard on myself to make a decision and quit spending so many hours researching ideas I couldn't possibly financially justify.
I have gone with a quilting focused not for profit that will be to teach young people basic sewing and quilting. I am envisioning it a bit like a quilting club in that they can quilt for charity, but also more structured in that they can come in with no sewing knowledge.
Yesterday Nim got a little gift in the mail. Regardless of your religious beliefs, it is pretty hard not to love Saint Francis of Assisi...or maybe more specifically, our modern idea of who he is: "Patron Saint of Animals."
I ordered this Saint Francis ID tag for Nim from Pet Blessings. I actually had one for Odin for quite awhile although his was made from a softer metal and eventually the upper ring broke (unfortunately I think it might have been a lead based).
This one is a zinc alloy and is a very lightweight tag but still feels more sturdy than the one I had in the past. It has gone hiking "Nim style" and so far is holding strong. :) The back is engraved with his name and phone number. The turn around was really quick when I ordered it and they sent a very nice card with it.
I made Nim model it outside before beginning my nightly hour of stress weeding. My new issue right now is the plum tree. The apples aren't fruiting again this year (darn it), but the plum is off to a good start and well, Nim has discovered where they drop.
I am now aggressively weeding down that area so I can daily go out and rake plums. Thanks to Rusty this is not my first "dog scavenging plums" rodeo. If only I had the time to channel this talent for truffle-hunting. Nim could actually make me money!