Monday, May 6, 2019

THE GOLDEN YEARS

Yes, the Golden Years, when a person can retire and just enjoy life. Or so some think. Yes, I'm retired from my teaching job and I do enjoy life. If I could only remember what I'm supposed to do each day, it would be great. I'm joking, sort of. But my memory sometimes does take a holiday. Like last week. I totally forgot about May IWSG day. Here are my excuses.

Tiger has been sick for a couple of weeks, and I stay busy trying to give him his medicine. Have you ever tried to make a cat swallow something he knows you want him to eat so he's determined not to eat it? If not, you have no idea the fun you're missing.

Patches, though she is well, has decided my lap is the perfect place for her nap. Have you ever tried to type with a cat lying on your lap? It can be done, but it's not easy.

Happy, the dog, has decided he doesn't like the food I've been feeding him, so he looks at it, sniffs it, and sticks up his nose and turns away. Have you ever had a dog that looked at you like he's starving, and thinking, shame on you, mom?

In the midst of all this excitement, I've been a bit under the weather and also working like crazy to finish my story, which I thought would be easy, until I started making changes. You know how that goes. One change leads to another, leads to another, etc. I think I'm almost there.

I hope I'm not breaking the rules  by posting this late. If I am, please tell me and I'll delete. But here's a later Insecure Writer's Support Group for May.



May 1 question: What was an early experience where you learned that language had power? 
I think when I started school and learned to listen to the teacher or I'd be in trouble.

The  awesome co-hosts for the May 1 posting of the IWSG are Lee Lowery, Juneta Key, Yvonne Ventresca, and T. Powell Coltrin!

Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder of IWSG.

And, have you read the newest Anthology? I have, and it's great.


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Happy Reading. I'll try to be on time in June.

14 comments:

  1. Great post Beverly, better late than never. It's good to know you're enjoying your retirement after many long years of working.
    I had to give up work early when diagnosed with Epilepsy.
    Enjoy the month of May.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Yes, Yvonne. I recommend retirement. Sorry yours had to come because of your illness. Wishing a good month for you. The sun is shining here today, a nice way to start the day.

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  2. No worries! The day snuck up on a lot of people since it was on the first of the month.
    Hope you and the furry critters all feel better.

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    1. Thanks, Alex. It never occurred to me until I visited some blogs that had posted the ISWG. We are survivors.

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  3. Sounds like you are busy with animals right now. My memory is horrible and I'm not retired quite yet. I always tell my kids I'm going to make a silly, forgetful, shaky, giggly old woman someday :)

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    1. Ha, ha. Love it. I think, though, that a lot of the not remembering is because we have so much running through our brain that we get confused. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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  4. Getting a pill down a cat's throat is almost impossible. Since we had to give Rocko medication every single night, we ended up dissolving the pill in warm chicken broth and shooting it down her throat with a syringe.

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    1. Very creative, Diane. I've been mixing Tiger's medicine with his food (it's liquid, not a pill) but he can tell and he refuses to eat it.

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  5. Have to sit on Cassie for a half an hour and keep her mouth closed when shoving pills in her, so not fun. Hopefully all are on the mend soon.

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    1. Now, that's quite a picture, Pat. I bet she agrees it's not fun. We'll survive.

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  6. I forget more now that I'm taking care of my mom too. Sorry Tiger isn't feeling well. And yes, my dog is picky about dry food in the big bags. It got too stale for her taste, I guess, and she refused to eat it. I have to buy it in small more expensive bags now. Good luck with that.

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    1. You are blessed for taking care of your mom. So many people don't. Funny you should mention the smaller bags of dog food. I did that too. Do we spoil our pets or what?

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  7. Sounds like you have been busy with all your animals! I hope the kitty is either done with her meds or getting better at taking them. Not easy at all! I can totally picture the look on your dog's face. Hope he stops being so picky. :)

    Hope you are feeling better too! Happy writing!
    ~Jess

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    1. Yes, Jess, my critters keep me busy. I love them, but I think I"m too old for little ones. I still sneak medicine on Tiger's paws whenever I get the chance, and put medicine in his food. I'm a sneaky one. The dog is learning to eat what I put out or go hungry. :) Mean mommy here. Thanks for stopping by my menagerie.

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