Monday, November 17, 2014

Random Musings, Playful Kitties & A See You Later, But Not Goodbye

I used to be a night owl.  Then I settled into being more of an afternoon person.  Now I am a morning person.  I knew for sure the morning I woke up at 10:30 a.m. and my first thought was one of panic.  I had wasted half the day by sleeping!  

For some reason, I always picture cozy heroines as being much older than they often turn out to be, and I am always surprised if the main character turns out to be much younger.

If I am starting a new book during my lunch break at work, I have to know ahead of time which book I will be reading or else I spend the entire time trying to figure out what to read next.

I woke up early one morning recently with a little seed of an idea, and I began writing until I had gotten all the words out, all that emotion that needed a voice. It has been years since I last wrote a poem and it will likely be years before I do so again.

I have always believed that our current place in life impacts our perceptions of what we read.  I have never felt it more acutely than I have now that I am a mother.

Sometimes when my daughter is pretending to talk on the phone, she talks to our dog Riley. She always asks him how he likes Heaven. 





Musings of a Bookish Kitty will be dark for the next three or so weeks, depending on how long it takes my body to heal enough for me to sit at a computer for any length of time. Today is my surgery day. I am going to use my recovery time to lose myself in books I have been meaning to read, and maybe catch up on movies and television, if the mood strikes.  My mother is bringing old photos for us to sort--and I've got plenty of my own to go through. I am sure I will be on Facebook and Twitter given the ease of using my phone for both. I wish it was that easy to use with blogs.

Happy Thanksgiving wishes to my American friends, and, for all of you, I hope the coming weeks treat you well.  Try not to forget about me. I will be back. You can't get rid of me that easily!



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20 comments:

  1. Take care, Wendy, and a speedy recovery after your surgery. I'll be looking forward to your reviews on all the books you read during your recovery period.

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  2. I hope you have a speedy and restful recovery! Enjoy your books and TV time!

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  3. I'm so out of it, I don't even know why you are having surgery. But whatever it is, please heal quickly and of course we will miss you and will not forget you! I know this sounds awful, but I sometimes wish I had SOMETHING (not surgery and nothing that hurts LOL) force me to stay in bed for about 2 weeks. Force me to just lay there and read. And that story you shared about your daughter talking to Riley in heaven, that just breaks my heart.

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  4. Take care and get plenty of rest! We'll be here when you get back. I hope your surgery is an uneventful as possible. I hope you have a great stack of books planned - I'm eager to hear about all the books you are going to be reading.

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  5. I hope things go really well. Rest as much as you can, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  6. Sending you lots of healthy and happy thoughts and prayers!!

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  7. Re: Lunch time reading

    Yep. I have to know what I am going to read too or I end up not reading anything! Especially if the computer lab is free! I end up watching Netflix or cruising FB.

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  8. I saw on Facebook that you're A-OK so I'm assuming the surgery went well. Take care of yourself!

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  9. When I read about Mouse's conversations with Riley, I almost cried. Seriously. I am such a sap.

    I hope you get plenty of time to rest while you're recuperating. (((Hugs)))

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  10. Wishing you a healthy and speedy recovery. Enjoy your reading!

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  11. Wishing you all the best for a speedy recover and something good to read that makes the time pass quickly.

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  12. Take care of yourself! Wishing you a safe surgery and rapid return!

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  13. Wishing you all the best Wendy, take care.

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  14. Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovering. My thoughts will be with you.

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  15. Get well soon, Wendy. I wish you all the best and fastest healing possible. Hugs

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  16. Why didn'tt his shouw up on my feed?! It occurred to me today that I haven't read a post by you in forever and discovered this post, not on my feed! :( I'm glad Ive been in the loop through FB at least and hope the recovery is flying by with ease :)

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  17. Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments. The surgery went very well and I am recovering nicely. I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week!

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