Netflix, Puzzles, & Things….

I’ve been slacking on the writing for the last week. — In my defense, I’ve had a little sinus thing going on & felt pretty awful most of the week, but I’m feeling better lately. — So there is that. 🙂

Tonight, however, I don’t have very much writing on the agenda. Though typing right now feels pretty amazing. — Anyone else ever feel that way? You just haven’t typed or written much in a while & when your fingers start flying across the keyboard it feels like you’re coming home or something? — I could just be a weirdo, who knows? 😉

Anyhow, I am having a little late night Netflix documentaries & puzzling fun! 🙂   —  Is that kind of geeky? Because I really can’t help myself, Lol.

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See, I told you! 🙂

Anyhow, I will get back to my writing challenge fun tasks I was doing last week. Just maybe not tonight. — I’m kind of busy. 🙂

-Heather.

Love!

Oh, how love knows no bounds. 🙂

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In the last 2 years, since we brought home our sweet Pepper (pictured adorably above 🙂 ) I have done things I never would have thought I’d do in a million years.

After she ate a giant rag when she was about 5 months old, she got sick, threw it up …. & I did something that day that I never thought possible. — As any good dog would, she had decided that she would eat it again. So, without even thinking, I raced over, grabbed it, & proceeded to play tug-o-war (this really wasn’t meant to be a game, I was attempting to save her life, because of course, as any new doggy mommy would know, I just knew if she ate that thing up again she’d die for sure.. Lol)  Anyhow, I wrestled the disgusting rag away from her & felt rather victorious in doing so….. right up until it dawned on me that she had just thrown it up. — Eww. — I loved her so much I never even considered the Eww factor until I was well passed the point of no return. — & when she looked up at me with her tiny little face, all happy & content, I didn’t even care how disgusting it was. — Love. It’s a funny thing.

Once, while on a walk, I realized we stumbled upon a wasp nest in a field. As they swarmed all around her, I thought, Oh my! I have to get her out of here. She, of course, was oblivious to them & I, of course, was about to panic. — When it was all said & done, & we were clear of them…. it was I, not her, that ended up with an ice pack & the Benadryl. Lol, that’s right…. I got stung & she walked away without a care in the world. — But I was okay with that. — I despise insects that sting. I’m an adult & I still run away from them, even in public, Lol I’m not making that up. — But not that day. For her, I lingered around with a bunch of sadistic little stingers long enough to get us both away. — Love, It’s a funny thing.

I have countless stories that I could share. So many things like the ones I just talked about. Moments where I did things for her or made decisions because of her that I never thought I would. All because I love her.

She is part of our lives, our family, and I can tell you that when the day comes that she is no longer with us… I will be incredibly heartbroken.

There really is something special about dogs! 🙂
How could one not love them?

-Heather!

A Writing Revelation…

Oh my goodness… I’m a pretty decent writer! 🙂 (Excluding all my comma splices & the like! 😀  Haha, let’s not bring those up!)

I don’t know if any of you guys are like me or not, but when I’m writing I end up having to read through what I’ve written like a thousand times. By the time I’ve read it that many times it starts to sound awful. I’m like… oh my goodness… I’m a horrible writer. — Since I haven’t worked on my book in months, I haven’t read any of what I’ve written. — Until tonight.

As I was reading through my first chapter I realized it’s actually good. I kept thinking, Oh my goodness.. I wrote this? — No way, someone must have come behind me & rewrote this entire thing, haha… because it’s actually pretty good. — Good enough that I’m still trying to figure out how I managed to do it! Lol.

I’m notorious for being my own worst critic. Sometimes I feel like I’m not capable of writing anything good… that I’m just not as talented as other writers. (I know, bad thing to do.– Old habits die hard.) Anyhow as I was reading tonight I realized that I really do have some talent here. Maybe not the exact same talent as those I’ve compared myself to in the past. But I have talent. We are all different types of writers & we all excel in different ways. — I’m talented at what I write, the way I write it. (It may not always feel like it, but I’m good at it.) — My good may not be the same as another persons, but it’s good in its own right.

I’ve been reading & writing ever since I learned how to do both. When I was seven & eight years old I would write stories (The crazy kind about talking shoes, mermaids, and rabbits, lol) then I would run down to my grandma’s house & tell her to read them & she’d always tell me they were good. (Haha & we all know she wouldn’t fabricate the truth a little to make a child feel better, right?) — In all seriousness though, I’ve been at this thing for a long time. Beating myself up along the way about how I could possibly be the worst writer in history. (That’d be awkward.)

But I’m not. 😀 — & for once in my life I actually believe that.
Pretty awesome, yeah?

Heather!

Change Is Happening…

When I first started blogging several months ago I  thought it would be fun because I love to write. — I had no idea that half of the fun would be connecting with other people! Lol.

I struggle to converse & socialize with people. It is one of the hardest things for me to do. So I actually dreaded that aspect of blogging. I am insanely afraid of negativity & conflict. — I have come across some here & there since starting all this. Nothing crazy though. — I am just surprised at how much I enjoy getting to know other people these days!

I’ve been scrolling around WordPress on this lovely Saturday, reading blogs, finding new bloggers, talking with people, and I just had this random thought a few minutes ago —  this is really fun! Not just writing, but connecting with people. — Never thought I’d be saying that, lol.

My blog has slowly begun to strengthen the confidence I have in myself. Lately I feel like I can handle life a little better. I am growing as a person because of blogging.

I hoped it would help me, which is why I did it. I’m amazed, because it has. A couple months or so ago I had a post about how I was seeing a little progress in myself. — Today I see more progress than I did then. — This blog is doing wonders for me.

I’m so happy! 🙂

As Always,
Heather! (:

It’s Just Not Possible…

If such a thing were possible… I’d swear I read too much! — But anyone with a love for reading knows better than that… there is no such thing as reading too much.

I go through these phases where I do one of two things, I either write all the time or read all the time. — Lately I’ve barely written a thing, except the occasional idea I jot down or grocery lists, lol. Which of course means I’ve been reading books like a mad woman!

I can’t count the exact number, but I can recall the characters & the stories. I can’t keep track of the time that has gone by, but I can remember how amazing it was to get lost in another world. I can’t figure up just how much money I’ve spent, but I know exactly how much happiness I’ve found. — Crazy isn’t it, that something so small can do such big things! 🙂

Which is pretty much why I haven’t blogged in what has to be weeks. I’ve spent most of my spare time reading. I literally just finished a book & started on another one when I realized, wait a minute… It’s been a while since I’ve bothered to write a word. What I have desired the most lately has been to read, read and read some more! 🙂 So I thought I’d take a minute to do a little writing.

I tell you what though, if someone said to me tomorrow that I could never read another book for as long as I live… Quiet, sweet, shy, & terribly passive Heather would most certainly show out, Lol! It’s in there, deep down inside of me. — The ability to show out, though it is a rare thing, the world would see it should anyone ever try to take books away from me.

I don’t know how people don’t love it. Nothing compares to it. It is it’s own magical thing… getting lost in the heart of books. I can’t fathom a world without them. One thing I do know though, is that I am so very grateful that I was blessed with a love for reading & writing!

So I say you should all go read a book… live a little, waste a little time, enjoy yourself, & be happy! 🙂

As Always,
Heather!