My 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 — 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. 🙂
Speaking of dogs…I have an excerpt up ~ http://ifollowthemuse.blogspot.com/
Well..he’s sort of a dog. 😉
For 100 days, I’ll post something from my chosen topic: Clichés.
There are 99 entries to come.
Here’s a cliché for today:
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Today is Author Melissa Keir’s blog day.
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