Whew. After my last post about a bloggy break, it seems I took another bloggy break. Really, I was just working and very busy. The comments were so interesting to me and so very kind. Thank you all. I especially liked some of the words you all used. Lori mentioned ‘kinship,’ and I really like that word. And most of the people who said that they were like me and did not have a brand…well, they do have a style and something that I can count on and look forward to, and that is why I check in with them on a daily or weekly basis. Lots of times I check in just because of the kinship I feel with them. And of course, the Miz clarified it for us: being who we are
writing honestly as we are is our brand. Sometimes I think its like the nouveau version of pen pals. I feel incredibly close to some of you all even though I’ve never ‘met’ you in person. Heck, I even fell in love with a blogging dog, and have truly grieved over her passing. Cecelia was one of the most eloquent bloggers I knew, and I quoted her frequently. Cecelia is the reason I even considered adopting a senior dog. And honestly, Mr. Monk is moving quickly up the list of my all-time favorite dogs. And as you know, that is a very long list!
Sophie gets worried when I take too many pictures of Monk.
And now I must get up and give some attention to the other dog. Noah seems to be entering another growth spurt, and he needs a lot of exercise. Good for me too. Almost all of his baby teeth are gone, and the big ones are in, so chewing is not as big of a problem. We are working on coming in the house a little more often. Yesterday he only knocked two things over…
As for me, I have been eating out a little too much, and then eating a little too much ‘junk.’ A lot of times when I do this, I will end the evening with a really healthy snack (i.e. yogurt and walnuts,) even though I am not hungry. It seems to work as a signal to my brain or my body that this is the better way to eat. Does this work for anybody else?