Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Worth a Resolution Detour


I had serious goals and the best of intentions, until I received a special birthday gift, at which time, my New Year’s Resolutions sort of sprang, flew or dashed to the wayside. Yes, I had multiple ideas, most focused on writing. I have three unfinished books in my laptop, a couple more bouncing around in my brain, not to mention the blog, the website updating, poetry, volunteer work, not to mention the normal duties of everyday life.

Diets and exercise? Puhleeze—there’s a pandemic going around, and even if I spruced up, and almost looked perfect, there's nowhere to go. So, I’m settling for a bit of pudge, minor house cleaning and daily walks. And don’t ask about reading! The pile is growing like a snowcapped Kilimanjaro.  Honestly, no matter how I look at this situation, the gift, is worth the detour. 

Here she is—drumroll please--------Baba. (Means baby doll). Faster than lightening—she’s an Italian greyhound mix rescued by, and from, Southern Star Animal Shelter, where she spent a couple months, after the original parents said they couldn’t afford to keep her. 💓 (They probably couldn't catch her.) 

Her green eyes and meerkat expressions crack me up, and while physically, she resembles my previous pups, she is a unique little being, sometimes timid, mostly sweet and always fast. Besides being a cutie, I can tell she’s smart too. Right now, she’s kind of a handful, but that’s expected because she’s only 9 months old.

Who knows maybe after chasing Baba all day I’ll be lean and fit, ready to conquer 2022?

 (Don't laugh!😃)

And----- Hopefully, when she settles down, I’ll get back to writing. 😊

How's your resolution going? 

Don't you think this interruption is 100% worth it?

Monday, January 10, 2022

Wishing You MORE!


What are you looking for? Are you searching for a dream destination? A new home, or career? It’s always exciting to think we have a new year ahead of us filled with unlimited possibilities.

Every single day can lead to fresh ways of looking at things.

From one hour to another, we might have a refreshing and bold new idea; a graphic concept, a color combination that works, a tasty twist in a recipe, a different pathway for walks, a novel workout routine, a new dance step, a puzzle piece that fits, a plan for a vacay, a fancy investment, a career goal and more.

Every minute might bring a surprise. An unexpected phone call from someone far away, or a passionate kiss and a sudden embrace; a letter of acceptance, a long-awaited package at the door--a benign biopsy. Maybe there will be a late-arriving Christmas card, a high school friend request, a song you haven’t heard in ages, a butterfly that lands in your yard, rosebuds, the hummingbird that hovers nearby, unpredicted rain and more.

And seconds, we have 31,536,000 every year!

Time for a wink, a touch, a giving hand, smiles, and more.

May all your New Year Dreams Come True!