Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Anybody out there? I'm baaaaaaaack! It's been a much longer break than I intended, but about the time I was going to start back with blogging, we got an 11 week old puppy. I'm not sure what I was thinking in agreeing to another dog, but he's adorable and sweet and pretty dang smart. 
So... He's been a great addition to the family, but it's been like life with a baby in the house. Finally, he's getting pretty well trained, and life is settling back in around me. Whew.

With my break, I found that I was getting more writing done in addition to everything else. It just went to show me how much my blogging was interfering with my writing. Soooo. I've decided to only blog once a week. If I have something burning a hole in my pocket, I might add a 2nd post on occasion. How was everyone's summer? How are you feeling about blogging these days?


A. said...

Huzzah, you're back! You pretty much saw what I was up to on my blog. Love blogging. Love writing. Love life. :) (and love you too, of course) <3

Jessie Oliveros said...

Lois! I'm glad you're back. I usually blog about once a week, too. Low stress. Cute puppy.

Heidi Willis said...

Adorable puppy!! I know what you're feeling though! I got one a year and a half ago thinking how nice it would be to have him sleep at my feet while I wrote. ROFL!!! Not likely! It's like having a toddler on speed! :)

I've drastically reduced blogging too. It just got so time-consuming, and with all the other obligations, it was the one thing I could cut back on.

Welcome back!

Samantha Vérant said...

You're baaaaaaaaaaaack! I did miss you! And I welcome (with open arms) the new addition to the family. Kind of looks like my sister's Tibetan Terrier, but...what is he?

Patti said...

Welcome back, what a cute puppy. I can't show my daughter, she wants a pet so bad.

I know what you mean about blogging. I'm cutting back to twice a week and it seems like a lot of people are.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I wondered where you disappeared to. Glad you're back. :D

Congrats on the adorable new puppy. And good idea about blogging only once a week. It's supposed to be fun, not time sucking.

Anne Gallagher said...

Hey now, there you are. Cute dog. And I hear you on the blogging. I'm down to 3 days, but I'm almost ready to cut it back to one. Lunch in the near future? End of Sept. future?

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Welcome back! Yeah, this is why I'll probably never get a puppy, lol. :)

Caryn Caldwell said...

Glad you're back, even if you're blogging less frequently. I totally understand; when I blog it definitely interferes with my writing. But it's so fun that I do it anyway.

Congrats on your puppy, too. SO cute!!!

lotusgirl said...

A. Love you too!

Jessie, I've seen a trend lately of people blogging less.

Heidi, Toddler on speed! That made me laugh. So true.

Samantha, he's half maltese and half shih tzu.

Patti, Pets are wonderful, but they are a lot of work at first.

Stina, Yeah. I disappeared into my life.

Anne, Lunch sounds great. End of Sept. should work. Email me.

Glam, I totally understand, but he's hilarious, and we laugh at him all the time.

Caryn, Blogging is great and you meet so many wonderful people. That's why I do it even though it interferes.

Grace said...


You are the best!!!

Glad you're back!!!

Samantha Vérant said...

Hey! Where DID you go??? Are you going to post a photo soon? So we can guess? Or is your puppy taking up all your time? Ahhh, puppies...