Saturday, September 17, 2005

Sleepy Days

Again, my apologies. I forgot to post that I'd be away at my LAST conference/speaking engagement this week. But I'm back now, and home for the next fourteen months. I've cleared my calendar for the rest of this year and all of 2006 so that I can be home for my youngest son's senior year of high school, so I can focus on writing (not speaking), and so I can take a rest from the travel and preparation involved in speaking. YAY!

I'm am SO looking forward to some normalcy (if there is such a thing) and routine. I feel like I lost a part of who I am over the last six years: too many books to write; too many deadlines; too many teaching/speaking engagements; too much travel.

But I HOME now. And DONE!!!!!!!!

I can't tell you what a relief it is to not have an engagment or a book deadline looming on my calendar.

And now I can enjoy the canine kids even more.

But today is a sleepy day at our house: an overcast, humid day that seems to have sucked the life and energy out of all of us, Baxter, Elsie, and Ridge included.

I know I'm in post-conference crash mode (typical after a demanding teaching schedule), but I think it's the humidity for everyone else. Yuk.

So all three "kids" are lounging around indoors (don't even want to be outdoors again), snoozing their day away. Oh, to have the life of a dog!

They do look angelic when they're sleeping, don't they? Just like kids. Ah, if only it were true (add another pair of brand new sneakers to Elsie's list of things she's chewed up when I wasn't looking)!

Oh, but (just like kids) I love 'em anyway.

And now I get to enjoy them even more. That's a good thing for them and me. :o)

'Til next time,


Kiwi's Mom said...

It's gloomy and muggy here too, ugh. Taking a nap sounds like an excellent idea to me, and Kiwi matches the pictures of your three!

Joan, thank you so very much for your kind words and support. People think I am weird because I am upset about this; according to them being able to keep Kiwi should make everything fine. :(

I'm so glad you are back and will be able to keep us up-to-date more frequently! Take care.

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Anonymous said...

Thats too bad about the sneakers..What kind were they? Our dogs love new white leather reeboks!

Joan said...

I don't even remember at this point. I think they might have been Nike's (although our favorite brand is New Balance since we all have wide feet). They were the slip-on kind and difficult to find. Oh well. :o)