DECEMBER 6, 2019.
MOON PHASE WAXING GIBBOUS.
Insanity is now ruling here in the Campbell Kingdom. I’ve not had time to write all week. I know… I know… I said I was going to get up every morning and write for an hour without fail and up until this week of total system failure, other than a missed day now and then that had been going along fine. Then…
Campbell got sick, I got bitten by the writer’s bug and stayed up all night one night to rewrite my Miss Mazie tale for putting onto my blog and hopefully to sell, and then there’s the release of Bubba Tails from the Puppy Nursery at The Seeing Eye Second Edition to include Wish of the Wee Golden found in the anthology, A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales https://www.books2read.com/u/bzaAML
So, our routine was scattered hither and yon.
As you can see I’ve hardly had time to do more than grab a bite to eat at the end of the day and fall into bed, so like I always say, I make plans and then the Universe laughs.
Luckily, Campbell once again seems to be on the mend, hopefully for a while this time, my rework on Miss Mazie is complete, and Claire Plaisted of Plaisted Publishing House tells me my new release will be live in 72 hours or less so now, I hope to turn my attention to cleaning the house and decorating a bit.
I must say, through all this insanity I’ve had some great support. My Facebook family, vet, and his staff, clients, email group folks, a few special friends who need not be named, and of course all my campbellsworld followers have been with me every step of the way, and I’m truly grateful.
Though my life this week has been more than a bit HELTERSKELTER I haven’t forgotten…
There is no part of my body which does not belong to the Goddess.
There is no part of my life which does not belong to the Goddess.
I am she, and she is me.
We are one, yet we are we.
So Mote It Be. Blessid Be.
For now, I’m off to do a bit more work here and there for some clients, and then I plan to put in some writing work.
DECEMBER 8, 2019.
MOON PHASE WAXING GIBBOUS.
Well, here I am starting yet another week. Not many left in this year. I cannot believe an entire year is gone but it seems to me that though there have been some seriously trying times during 2019 it is ending fairly well.
My business is still thriving and though I’m not making a ton of money at it I’m enjoying the work quite a lot and I do have some great ideas for my clients starting in the new year. I’ve found a way to remain in my house, which I find most excellent since I’ve finally found my happy spot here and though Campbell is finally completely retired now he is holding his own where his health is concerned, and since we’ve had some very rough times with that I feel pretty good about that.
It’s hard taking care of a senior dog. Especially one that was created to perform a certain task. Thing is, I have to shake my head in disbelief at people who think dogs don’t have any self-awareness. Campbell knows who and what he is, and what he was made to do. He knows he’s not able to do that anymore, and just as it was for me a great adjustment, so has it been for him as well.
The first part of this year was full of our wanting him to continue working and the slow realization for both of us that this just was no longer possible.
The Seeing Eye sent someone in spring to do a Juno walk with me but honestly, I almost wish I’d waited on that. I’ve changed since then and I’m seriously concerned they don’t have enough info to make the kind of match that is needed. But, they’ve got great training staff there so maybe when I finally do go into class they can gather the remaining info they need from me to use whatever dogs they have available to match one to me.
I’ve got some great goals for the new year and in fact, I’ve already accomplished one of them which was to rerelease Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye to include Wish of the Wee Golden. It came out just this weekend. I read it last evening, and the changes Claire Plaisted of Plaisted Publishing House and I made were spot on and enriched the book fantastically. I hope people will buy copies of it for Christmas reading, since the story added is indeed a great Christmas tale)tail.
I feel good today, so I hope to get some much needed housework done. I hate doing housework. Not because I dislike it but because really, I’m not all that good at it. I work hard but at the end of the day most times I feel it’s only half done.
Not being able to see, I always feel I’ve missed things and am pretty sure that’s an accurate assumption.
I don’t qualify for assistance from any of the programs which provide help for disabled persons with such things because I refuse to give up my independence and become homebound. There are other similar programs I might qualify for but though I’ve applied several times for them, it never comes to be because the stupid people in charge of sending out renewal paperwork to keep me on the waiting list cannot seem to get it through their heads that I’m blind and don’t always have someone to read the mail when it comes in and so I keep missing info from them. Why in all hell they cannot make a simple phone call to ask me the few questions needing answered to keep me on list is beyond me. The system, as with all assistance programs is setup to fail. In short our system is TFU!
Anyhow, I could spend an entire day writing about how our system is TFU, but I don’t want to waste my time on things that my rant will never do anything about. If I could afford it I’d hire someone to come in once a week to help, but the least expensive reliable people I ever found still charge more than I could possibly manage to afford. Maybe someday but not now.
Ah well, coffee’s good, day is going to be decent as far as weather goes, and for good or ill I’m alive to experience it all.
For now, I’m off to read a bit of email before time to walk the beasty bubba.
To learn what a Juno Walk is as well as many other things concerning training in The Seeing Eye Dog Guide program see Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life shown in the info below.
Thanks for reading.
May harmony find you, and blessid may you be.
ABOUT PATTY L. FLETCHER
Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. And as a Social Media Promotional Assistant.
She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye (Volume One Second Edition)
She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light
And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales.
She is now working on her third book which is to be part of a memoir trilogy called, ‘Pathway To Freedom: Broken and Healed’.
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