1. The change in the dog is amazing, and makes me feel awful. She’s a whole new dog, excited about, well–about life. Poor thing. PSA: Get your dog’s teeth checked, cleaned, x-rayed, & if necessary, pulled. She’ll be very happy (believe it or not) that you did.
2. Chickens could move into the coop if necessary. I’ll let them stay inside near a heat source for another couple of weeks, but the worst slog of the coop is DONE. (Thank heavens.)
3. And my query letter for agents is coming together. Damn, it’s hard to create a marketing document. The reason I’m a writer is because I kind of suck at sales. If I were good at selling stuff, I’d be, you know, a successful businessperson or something. *sigh*. Still, it has to be done, and happily in this day & age, there are a lot of online resources to help with the nuts & bolts of it. But still. I reserve the right to whine.
4. Leaves are coming out, forsythia are everywhere–as are those weird lavender/purple azaleas. I would like springtime more, in fact, if there were fewer purple azaleas–don’t know why, but that particular color sets my teeth on edge. Anyone else, or is it just me?
5. Mother’s day was quiet–we don’t really celebrate the ‘Hallmark Holidays’, but my son made me a brooch at school–glitter and seashells–and it is the loveliest thing I have ever seen. Also, he enjoyed the giving so much that he woke me up on Monday with an armful of stuff. “Happy Mother’s Day, Mommy!” “Oh, sweetie, that’s so nice. But yesterday was Mother’s Day, and remember–you already got me something I love.” “I want to give you even more, Mommy. Here’s a truck. We can play with it, if you like.”
(If I like? Kid knows me inside & out. Of course I’ll play with him given an explanation like that. Just let me put on some socks, kiddo, and we can play trucks til the cows come home.)
I am so very lucky, so very blessed, so very grateful.