A week ago, I drove two hours with two children and my mother in tow to collect a bundle of fur. I’ve been feeling puppy lust for months now, and spent an inordinate amount of time trawling websites and forums in the hopes of finding the right puppy. Well, I found her.
She is a teeny thing, smaller than I expected, but full of personality and energy (when she’s not sleeping, and admittedly, right now she sleeps a lot). She settled in quicker than I thought she would, and already knows who her mummy is. I love it when she curls up at my feet to sleep, or shelters behind my legs when the girls get too much. They love her, I love her, and you know? I think she’s coming to love us too.
Aside from the fact that she is super cute, she’s also a great unwinder. I’ve been working really hard over the last few weeks on my latest assignment, and since Leeloo’s arrival on the scene I’ve been closing down my computer around 9pm for some play time before bed. It’s been great. Just her and me, messing around. Fabulous in multiple ways because anytime I am trying to keep a head full of information in my brain, I can’t really read fiction, so that was out as a way to relax.
I have been really slack about blogging recently, I know. I’m going to try and do better. It’s just been a few of those months. I even forgot to update and say that I had finished the first draft of Burn. It’s currently out with my crit group. I’m looking forward to gathering on Friday night via Google hangouts for a few glasses of wine and some writerly conversation.
And now that my assignment is done, I can start reading through Sun-Touched! I’ve just finished a great writing book and am looking forward to dissecting my most recent novel and then reconstructing it. I have high hopes for that one, and can’t wait to have something submission ready.
Have you had enough cuteness yet?? Here’s one more.