Packing it all up

k-bigpicMy hiatus has ended. I sought mindlessness for a while, and you know what? Mindless is good sometimes. There were just too many things weighing me down and I had to temporarily walk away and gain some much-needed perspective —Β  a reboot of sorts.

The good news — my old puppy has rallied. It was touch and go there for a while when she stopped eating and drinking. It was such a battle and she was so miserable, I ended all the medicines that were upsetting her stomach and took off her cone from around her neck to let her die on her terms. Unbelievably, she ate the tumor off her foot instead. Ate it. It took her nearly two weeks but it’s completely gone and she can walk again. I guess she just decided to stick around a bit longer. What a load off my heart and mind.

Without the pain of the tumor and strong antibiotics, without the addled mind from the pain medication, her happy attitude and spirit have been restored. It honestly looks like she’s regained two years of her life. She walks around the yard looking for sticks to carry and is her loveable self again. If not for her advanced age and arthritis I know she’d be running after squirrels and retrieving her Frisbee if she could.
When she sleeps, her dreaming is amazing to watch. I’ve never seen her dream state so active. She full-out runs and barks and wags her tail. I swear she’s visiting that great beyond where Frisbees and balls fly through the air and rivers and ponds beckon for a swim. When she finally leaves us, my hope is she just follows her dream.

Having grounded my activity for a month to see to other things, I’ve decided to pack up my weary emotions and blog a bit…a small bit…until I get my author wings working again. Hopefully by the end of this week I’ll be writing in full swing. I have novels to complete!

To get in the writing groove I went to sign up for the 100 Things Blogging Challenge again (nothing like making a commitment to blog) and found it’s just not happening. Oh well. I like doing them so I’ve made my own. Any blogger wanting to snag my 100 Things logo and do one for yourself, just right click the image and Save As. Who knows…I might feel ambitious one day soon and actually run it through my Exquisite Quills blog. Other authors might be interested in posting 100 things in 100 days. Just 21 days makes a habit.Β  πŸ™‚

Speaking of dogs…I have an excerpt up ~
Well..he’s sort of a dog.Β  πŸ˜‰


For 100 days, I’ll post something from my chosen topic: ClichΓ©s.
There are 99 entries to come.

Here’s a clichΓ© for today:

Absence makes the heart grow fonder


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About ~RoseAnderson

Rose Anderson is an award-winning author and dilettante who loves great conversation and delights in discovering interesting things to weave into stories. Rose also writes under the pen name Madeline Archer.
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6 Responses to Packing it all up

  1. mikey2ct says:

    Welcome back! I’m glad to hear your old puppy is better.

    • Thanks Mike. It was a sad sad April and May. I never thought she’d improve to this extent. I find I’m so rusty now with my online presence and writing. It’ll be a slow go for a while, I’m thinking.

  2. rosgemmell says:

    Hi Rose – good to see you back on the blog and you’re right about the need for mindlessness now and then. Hope you get back to your full creativity soon. I’m fascinated and delighted to hear about your dog as I think there is too much intervention and medical drug use at times. You’ve restored my own deeper beliefs in the body (or dog in this case) healing itself, although I know that’s not always the case and medicine has its place. So glad she’s back to her happy nature again – quality of life is so much more important..

    • Thanks Rosemary. If someone had told me her condition in April and May would turn completely around in June, I never would have believed them. I had to walk away from everything. My heart and mind were just on tending to her needs and that was pretty touch and go for a while. Now I need to flex these fingers and reacquaint myself with the muse. Slow and steady…

  3. Ray G says:

    Glad you are back. Truly Absence makes the heart grow fonder in your case.

    There are some people for whom the clichΓ© means glad you are gone.

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