It’s been some time. I hope you’re nicely.
It’s a blended bag over right here.
My lengthy absence from this house has two important culprits (although, actually, only one… simply me…).
I discussed in my 2021 journey publish that my solely objective for this yr was to jot down my e book and safe an agent. Properly, I’ve written my e book. I’m beginning to work on the agent piece. Writing a e book–it’s about my evolution set towards the evolution of canine, kind of a science-meets-story narrative–took up an unlimited quantity of my in-between occasions. In between feeding Violet and Astrid, in between altering diapers and potty coaching, in between shopper tasks, in between cleansing the home and shopping for the groceries and cooking the meals and, typically, sleeping and studying and all the opposite in-between in betweens. I received up early some mornings. I squeezed in quarter-hour right here or there. I wrote each Saturday, due to my good writing accomplice who retains me accountable. So, my e book is completed. I joined an unimaginable critique group to edit and refine the manuscript. Within the meantime, I’m researching brokers and determining when, the place, and tips on how to pitch them. Any second I may have spent engaged on this web site was spent, as an alternative, engaged on my e book.
That’s the primary anti-blogging wrongdoer. My e book. I hope sometime you get to learn it and discover it a worthy funding of your time.
The second? My kiddos. Each human and furry.
We’ve had many well being scares with Newt during the last yr. In the end, her vet thinks there’s one thing occurring in her abdomen, and his prescribed routine appears to be serving to. Nonetheless, it’s been hectic. Twice we thought we have been going to lose her and ended up within the ER. Properly, SHE was within the ER. John was ready within the automobile, completely frantic within the car parking zone, ready for vets and nurses to return out with updates. Rattling Covid. She’s okay. She’s been secure for some time–knock on wooden–and we really feel like we’re on the best path.
Coop’s been out and in of the vet all yr for allergic reactions and abdomen issues. Does anybody keep in mind the episode of The Simpson’s when Mr. Burns is recognized with each single illness? He decides which means he’s indestructible. Cooper appears to be on that wavelength. I’m so grateful he’s nonetheless so playful. He nonetheless runs with us most days. He’s simply…
However he’s good. Nice, actually, all issues thought of. As I sort this, he’s loud night breathing and tooting away subsequent to me.
As for Astrid, we’re ready to see if we will get her into the deaf college’s toddler program, which shall be extremely tough for me and for her as a result of her complete life has been beneath quarantine. We’ve actually by no means been aside. To say she’s a mama’s lady… she chooses to take a seat at my ft whereas I wash dishes as an alternative of enjoying with toys in the lounge. If I’ve to go to the lavatory, she’s similar to, okay, yeah, clearly we go collectively. It’ll be good for her to go for the socialization, plus her ASL abilities will blow previous what we will do together with her. Now we have the best Deaf mentor on this planet, however she deserves extra signing than what we will do as all of us study it collectively. However she’s thriving. Astrid is so powerful, so robust, so foolish, so naughty… she’s going to be advantageous.
I’m terrified for Violet, although, who simply acquired a extremely severe analysis. It’s nothing we will deal with. There’s no surgical procedure, no remedy. It’s a for-life, and it’s actually scary for all of us. Should you’ve ever met her, you’ve seen her brilliance. She’s talkative and so, so good. She’s identified since she was a two-year-old that she needed to be a physician–really, a surgeon. She loves Cooper and the cats, and so they really feel the identical about her; Newt even sleeps in Violet’s bed room every evening, curled up in slightly ball within the criminal of Violet’s knees. (Properly, till John removes her earlier than he goes to mattress in order that Newtie doesn’t wake her up within the morning meowing for breakfast.) However at present was the primary day of 4’s class for her at preschool, and he or she was so excited, and I simply felt this deep-rooted worry. Concern of the unknown. Concern of not being in management. Concern of one thing taking place to her. Concern of one thing taking place to her and I’m not there. It’s loads.
It’s all been loads. And within the cracks of all that, I’ve chipped away at my e book.
And so, that’s life these days. Each minute is accounted for. Even my sleeping hours are given over to cataloging and itemizing and worrying and to-doing in my head.
Right here’s are a pair first-day pics we received this morning.
So cute, proper?!?!
I’d LOVE to listen to from you. How’s YOUR life these days? What have you ever been as much as in 2021? Right here’s hoping it’s shaping as much as be an exquisite yr for you and yours! And whereas I’d love to vow to publish extra typically, nicely, we will see.