March 27th, 2019, I posted the following to Dani Elle Maas’s lovely blog, Love Bytes. After a week, I thought I would re-post it right here. However, I highly recommend her blog, and you can find it by clicking RIGHT HERE!
Until then…here it is!
Bits and Pieces. Dribbles and Drabbles. Of Health—And Husbands—And a HUGE Need for Advice!
Hello Readers! I’m back. And apologies to all, especially Dani for my absence.
Life in the last six months has been…interesting to say the least. Good, bad, and … life. So, I thought I’d share a bit of it…and then I need to ask you for some advice.
In December I had a heart attack. Luckily my husbands got me to the hospital and stents were placed in my heart and the good news is that there was no real damage and I will probably never need open heart surgery. It is something I’ve expected to need since 1998, when I had my first heart attack at thirty-eight. But the myocardial infarction was caused by the stent I was given in ’98 becoming dislodged. Stents have come a long way in twenty years. I really only have the best in store for me now! All blockages taken care of. But despite a month of not having to go to work, and lots of rest, it just didn’t lend itself to writing.
Have I mentioned I have two husbands now? We’re about to celebrate a Continue reading
I was going to make this post, but Noah Willoughby said it so elloquently and so well I’ve decided instead simply to post his Facebook post from 8:35 CST this morning….
Moved to Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Today with “R” and B.g. Thomas in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Well, it’s official. We’re moving!
It’s been very difficult not saying anything, especially when Continue reading
There are a lot of fans out there of furry men with their furry companions—the canine kind! Hey, I can understand that! I love a dog so much. Two ever more. So since the doggies were so popular last time, here we go again. Let me know which ones you like! Don’t forget to vote, and remember you can vote for more than one! Continue reading
He has a long way to go. But in just a week I’ve seen improvement, even if the steps are baby steps. For instance Continue reading
Come live with me, and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
That valleys, groves, hills and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountains yields.
And we will sit upon the rocks,
Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks
By shallow rivers, to whose falls
Melodious birds sing madrigals.
And I will make thee beds of roses,
And a thousand fragrant posies,
A cap of flowers, and a kirtle
Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle.
A gown made of the finest wool
Which from our pretty lambs we pull,
Fair lined slippers for the cold
With buckles of the purest gold.
A belt of straw and ivy-buds,
With coral clasps and amber studs,
And if these pleasures may thee move,
Come live with me, and be my love.
They shepherd swains shall dance and sing
For thy delight each May morning.
If these delights thy mind may move,
Then live with me, and be my love.
Text: The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,
Christopher Marlowe, published 1599
Image: Photographer, subjects unknown
He wouldn’t really eat yesterday except for Dollar Tree bacon treats that can’t be too good for him. But bribing him we were. It’s not surprising he didn’t want to eat. That’s pretty normal. He *is* terribly shy and quite. Not aloof really, like the guy at the shelter said. It’s hard to explain. I think he’s…mourning maybe? A little…broken?
I mean he did spend *years* in a puppy mill. Then he was adopted by an elderly couple and apparently bonded to the man, who passed away. The wife couldn’t “handle” him, whatever the heck *that* means. She brought him back. She said he doesn’t bond with anyone. But I don’t know….
I think he’s hesitant. I think he’s…afraid? Like, don’t get used to this bub, it won’t last. But guess what “Bub?” It will.
You know the thing I like so much about dog is Continue reading