Sadie wins the occasional battle in our take-your-pills confrontations, but I will win the war. What a dog. Currently, she’s having baby food with her breakfast–macaroni and cheese is her favorite :)–because that way I can mix in the powders for her kidneys and liver and she’ll still eat. Provided that I add in little bits of freshly-fried bacon, of course. The meat can’t be cooked ahead of time and stored in the fridge, either, because she’ll turn up her muzzle at that.
Spoiled rotten dog. As I often tell her, it’s a good thing I love spoiled rotten dogs.
The African violet seems hail and hearty in its new pot–the leaves look glossy and there are new blooms forming in the center, so I think the delicate transplant process was a success. The gardenia is expanding before our very eyes, now that it has room to grow. Both plants need a lot of light and watering from the bottom, as they don’t like to be wet.
I had a wonderful writing day yesterday, and plan on another today–in fact, it will be even better because I don’t have to go to the dentist.
I’ve committed to doing 10 minutes of “free-writing” every day before I start the chapter–free-writing being exactly what it sounds like. Stream of consciousness stuff. I set a timer and I just write, as fast as I can navigate the keyboard, without worrying about punctuation or typos or anything like that. Not judging. It quiets the evil critic in my mind and by the time I start in with the actual book, I’m rolling. It works like a charm and, since the author of the book (Peter Elbow, “Writing with Power”) where I discovered the technique promises it gets better with regular use, I’m onboard for that. Starting, for me, is the hardest part–and this is a way of having already started, so to speak.
We are enjoying lovely summer weather again–yesterday was gloriously rainy. I love a good downpour and a slate-gray sky–just not days and days of them in a row.
And that’s the news from my kitchen table. Be happy and be well. Easier said than done? Trying making a list of the things you’re grateful for–and you’ll be surprised how fast your mood improves.
Ciao for now, friends.