It’s been some time. I hope you’re properly.
It’s a combined bag over right here.
My lengthy absence from this house has two foremost culprits (although, actually, only one… simply me…).
I discussed in my 2021 journey publish that my solely objective for this yr was to write down my e-book and safe an agent. Nicely, 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 canines, form of a science-meets-story narrative–took up an infinite quantity of my in-between instances. In between feeding Violet and Astrid, in between altering diapers and potty coaching, in between consumer initiatives, in between cleansing the home and shopping for the groceries and cooking the meals and, generally, sleeping and studying and all the opposite in-between in betweens. I bought up early some mornings. I squeezed in quarter-hour right here or there. I wrote each Saturday, because of my sensible writing companion who retains me accountable. So, my e-book is completed. I joined an unbelievable critique group to edit and refine the manuscript. Within the meantime, I’m researching brokers and determining when, the place, and how you can 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 offender. 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 over the past yr. Finally, her vet thinks there’s one thing happening 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. Nicely, SHE was within the ER. John was ready within the automotive, completely frantic within the parking zone, ready for vets and nurses to come back 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 correct 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 identified 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-about. 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 are able to get her into the deaf college’s toddler program, which shall be extremely troublesome for me and for her as a result of her whole life has been beneath quarantine. We’ve actually by no means been aside. To say she’s a mama’s woman… 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 identical to, okay, yeah, clearly we go collectively. It’ll be good for her to go for the socialization, plus her ASL expertise will blow previous what we are able to do together with her. We’ve got the best Deaf mentor on the earth, however she deserves extra signing than what we are able to do as all of us study it collectively. However she’s thriving. Astrid is so robust, so robust, so foolish, so naughty… she’s going to be effective.
I’m terrified for Violet, although, who simply obtained a extremely severe analysis. It’s nothing we are able to deal with. There’s no surgical procedure, no remedy. It’s a for-life, and it’s actually horrifying for all of us. In the event you’ve ever met her, you’ve seen her brilliance. She’s talkative and so, so good. She’s recognized since she was a two-year-old that she needed to be a health care provider–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 night time, curled up in a little bit ball within the criminal of Violet’s knees. (Nicely, 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 this time was the primary day of 4’s class for her at preschool, and she or he was so excited, and I simply felt this deep-rooted worry. Worry of the unknown. Worry of not being in management. Worry of one thing occurring to her. Worry of one thing occurring to her and I’m not there. It’s quite a bit.
It’s all been quite a bit. 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 bought this morning.
So cute, proper?!?!
I might 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, properly, we will see.