Thursday, August 1, 2019

As we grow we learn

Introducing Beau, the most placid seven week old puppy ever. He is not a squirmer. He loves his chicken stuffed with crinkly material. He likes lazing around on the farm where he will be the official farm dog. Beau looks huge, but everything is relative.

Grandson Kyle and his fiance` Abby bought an 80 acre farm, their dream come true. They have cattle and horses and now a puppy. They both work an hour away, so commuting is tiresome, but they are as content as Beau. He loves Kyle, lays beside his booted feet, naps next to him on the porch, (even though he has a plush dog bed) and rides the four wheeler with Kyle. He does not like the cows, because one licked him with her giant tongue, but otherwise, this puppy is so low key. He trails Abby's heels and loves snuggles. He goes to work with Kyle (who owns his own business) each day, rides well in the truck and as we all know, Beau will be spoiled rotten.

If that wasn't enough cuteness for you, here is a recent snapshot of always happy and always hungry Charlie who turned one year old. This little guy is so done with baby food. He wants table food. He has two bottom teeth and is getting three more, two on top. He loves teething on pickles. At the rate he's going, he will soon be gnawing bones. 

As we grow, we learn. Are you hungry for something new in your writing life? Time to attempt a new writing genre? You might want to try prose poetry. Reduce one of your essays to a minimal word count. Instead of paragraphs, write in four or five stanzas. Poetry not your thing? I thought so, too until I gave it a try and received accolades and $. Why not give it a try, and keep it for your eyes only as you tinker with it? I'd be glad to take a look if you wish to share your work with me here, or privately. My email is listed on my header. 

Please come back! I will be sharing news about a fall writer's conference. I will be presenting two workshops, one on inspirational writing, and one on humor writing. I know I can tickle a funny bone, and I hope I have inspired you in some way. Have a great day.


Sioux Roslawski said...

Is Kyle the grandson who started his own landscaping/lawn care business when he was still a teen? (I know you have one of those, in case I'm mixing him up with another of your wonderful grandchildren.)

And Charlie is so cute, he should be on commercials. Has Ashley considered that? She has 3 cuties. She could be the mom-ager for all three. ;)

Pat Wahler said...

The new addition is a total cutie-patootie! He's sure to have a wonderful life at your grandson's farm, which sounds like a heavenly place. How can one go wrong with horses, cows, and a puppy?

Sandi said...

So cute!

That is so cool they bought a farm. A dream come true!

Susan said...

Linda, you always inspire me, even when you are not recommending changes or workshops. Thank you for all your visits to my blog as well as your comments. You are delightful. Susan

Val said...

Each picture is cuter than the previous one! I spent many years driving an hour to work. It's worth it to live where you're happy. Sounds like they have a great place.

Connie said...

Beau and Charlie are both sweet as can be!