Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Gratitude & puppy love

Today is National Dog Day. To celebrate I thought it was time for me to break my blog silence and finally write a post! Seeing as my life, at the moment, revolves almost exclusively around my beautiful fur baby Roxy, it makes sense that she's the one who inspired me to write.

I am overflowing with gratitude for my little pooch. When life gets me down she is always here to make me smile. Watching her chase a ball in the park, so carefree and full of joy, reminds me that things are not as bad as they might seem. Roxy has the ability to flood my heart with happiness and break me out of negative thought patterns. After all, who can stay cranky when you have this adorable face staring back at you...

Having Roxy in my life is good for my soul. Taking her for a daily walk gets me out of the house and into the fresh air. She is so cute that everyone is drawn to her, so I end up having fascinating conversations with people I may never have spoken to otherwise. And training Roxy gives me a focus and a purpose, something that helps me immensely. 

Roxy's puppy energy and her infinite reserves of love make my darling dog a treasured family member, one who enriches our lives in countless ways. Dog lovers the world over know exactly what I mean when I say that. 

So...Happy National Dog Day! 

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Healing Scribe 2015

It's been a year since I wrote a post for this blog. Part of me is surprised I had nothing to say for that long. But the rest of me knows that I've been so focused on other things that it was inevitable my blogging would take a backseat.

For me, the second half of 2014 was spent creating a home. My hubby and I bought our first house last year, so instead of blogging I was doing DIY and interior decorating. It was fun for me to have such a huge creative project - I saw decorating my first home as a chance to use my creativity in new ways. And I came to find ripping down wallpaper, or painting, or choosing the right piece of furniture, to be incredibly satisfying. Now every time I walk into my house I feel pride at the home I've made and I can see that this house expresses a little about who I am.

And this year? February we got a puppy. Our 'fur baby' Roxy is a delight and brings a lot of joy into our home. But she also takes up a lot of my time! And I wouldn't have it any other way. :-) I adore my crazy puppy, and I'm easily getting lost in spending all day with Roxy - training her, walking her, playing fetch with her, cuddling up on the sofa together. In fact I've been so focused on Roxy that it's like I fell into a puppy-fog, of which I'm only now emerging. Everything has been about Roxy for weeks now. I've thought of little else. So you can see why blogging had become so low on my list of priorities! It was only in the last few days that I've felt my creative juices starting to flow again.

I'm still a little rusty, but at least I sat down and wrote something today. Maybe I'll be back here with more to say tomorrow, or next week, or next month. Or maybe in a year from now I'll find myself sitting down to write another rambling post like this one. Who knows?!

Bye for now readers. I'm off to take Roxy for a walk. :-)