Friday, February 28, 2014


Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and before I fall back to sleep, I write brilliant blog posts in my head.  Of course by the morning I have forgotten them except maybe just a bit here and there, but never enough to reconstruct the post.  And of course I'm too lazy to actually keep a pad of paper and a pen by the bed to record these words of wisdom in the wee hours of the morning.

Sometimes I get an inspiration for a blog post when I'm walking Koda and again map it out and write it in my head when I'm walking him, but that too fades away the closer I get to home.  Lately the posts I would write when walking Koda are rants about people who refuse to obey the leash laws and let their dogs run free in the park and me having to skirt around them so they don't encounter Koda, who definitely is not dog friendly (but always people friendly).

Sometimes I'll get a thought or an idea based on something going on in our lives or a picture I see and that inspires a post.

But this post is none of them.

I'm dry.  Empty.  Devoid of ideas on what to write about.

Its been three weeks since my last post.  I got nothing.  No words of wisdom.  No humor.  No cute antidotes.

I got almost all my A/Z posts written, only got 4 more to write. I'm revealing my theme March 21st. Its a cute one, a simple one, and involves pictures and not words so easy to comment on if one wants to comment on them.

I'm keeping up with everything else on my plate.  Planning and orchestrating the curriculum for the 3 and 4 year olds at church, a weekly Bible story, a weekly craft.  Got the theme going for the next few weeks leading up to Easter, just got to put it all together, but got lots planned.

Working overtime when it comes available and increasing my line count pretty consistently daily (I get paid production).  Learning all sort of short cuts to be more productive.

Amazed it has been 3 years since Koda got diagnosed with cancer (lymphoma) (February 2011) and he's been in remission since August 2011.  The vet said 1-2 years; we are on borrowed time, but I'm thankful for it.  If it recurs, we won't treat again, he's older, slower.  It was right when he was six, not as right at nine.

I still have nothing. I need inspiration on what to write. 

Thank you all for prayers for my friend.  They did decide to pursue more treatment despite their original thoughts/plans.  Their family pushed them to continue on with treatment, wanting all the time they can have together.  I got to respect that. I'm not sure what I would do under the same circumstances.

Tomorrow is March 1st.  Where has this year gone? The man child turns 25 on Tuesday.  How did that happen?

If you have any, send some inspiration my way on what to write.  Otherwise, I'll see you come March 21st with my A/Z theme unrevealing.

In the meantime, be safe out there.  Its a jungle.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

truth is

Juli did this on her blog tonight and I realize its been a while since I did one too (okay, I think I only did one Truth Is) but I thought I would do one now.

Truth is ..... cancer sucks.  Without revealing too much because of privacy, a dear friend received not the best of news recently and has decided they won't be pursuing any more treatment; they'll be breaking the news to their only child in a few days; I can't imagine; but I will continue to pray.

Truth is ..... I have a love and hate friendship with Facebook.  I know it can suck people in and spend way too much time on it.  I downsized the majority of my friends on there a few months back, mainly just my family and a few others.  Other than the games on it, I'd probably eliminate it all together.  However, tonight when I went onto Facebook, I saw a great update about something that had me worried about something else (I know I'm being vague, but again privacy) and the moment I saw it, I said "thank you Lord" and then did a happy dance. 

Truth is ..... we got some much needed rain today, which was nice.

Truth is ..... our temperatures cooled down this past week.  We went from the 70s to the low 60s.

Truth is ..... I'm complaining I'm cold, and I have nothing to complain about with the majority of the country and we didn't lose our electricity.

Truth is .... I signed up for the A/Z challenge starting April 1st where you blog a letter a day (except for Sundays) from A/Z.  Sign up here if you are interested; its going to be a lot of fun.

Truth is ..... I have 15 entries already written for it and a cute theme. 

Truth is ..... Pat has all 26 entries written, in rhyme.

Truth is ...... God does answer prayers.  Sometimes not the way we expect, but his way is always best, even though it doesn't make sense.

(If you pray, please do say a prayer for my dear friend, God will know exactly who you are praying for.)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

he didn't make the list, sigh

So I saw on the opening screen on AOL what were the top 10 breeds of most popular dogs in 2013 from the American Kennel Club. 

According to the article, these are the top 10 breeds:

Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Beagles, Bulldogs, Yorkshire Terriers, Boxers, Poodles, Rottweilers and Dachshunds.

As you can see, corgis aren't on the list. 

Sigh, he didn't make it.  He also didn't make the list of the 10 smartest dog breeds a few years back. 

I don't get it. 

He's cute, he's lovable, he's spoiled, but I guess just not popular (to others, but always popular to us)

On other news:

1.  Virus (computer) fixed.  Hubby got virus software protection and installed it through safe mode on the computer. Wiped that virus out plus the other 30 viruses and threats I had on my computer.  Its Chrome, Blogger, or Gamepoint.  No one else on their computers had threats/viruses except for mine and I'm exclusively on those sites, no one else.

2.  For a variety of reasons, we decided to switch car insurance this year.  We had Geico, but decided to look elsewhere.  Let's just say after what we found for insurance that 15 minutes doesn't necessarily save 15%.  (Same coverage).  We went with the auto club, much less expensive.

3.  Its Super Bowl Sunday (except I realize I've been typing it some places Super Bowel Sunday -- you know where I spend 40 hours of my week, LOL).  Seattle versus Broncos.  Rooting for either one of them, or just going to watch the game for the commercials? I'm for Seattle, hubby is for Denver.  Not die hard fans for either team, but a little competition, LOL.  Either way, I hope it is a good close game and no one gets hurt.

And tomorrow is February! Where did January go?