Over the past four months my husband and a few faithful readers have asked, "Why did you stop writing?" Truthfully, I'm touched that anyone would even notice! I haven't been on sabbatical or "busy living life," I just haven't been able to write. It's similar to writer's block - all of my creative juices dried up, the words stopped coming. I also stopped making GFMG bags after they all sold.
I think it stems from loosing Sailor. Perhaps it's because we don't have any children of our own. Sailor came into our lives around the time a young married couple seriously decide on having offspring. Instead of being blessed with a human child, we had a puppy. Well, we bought a puppy, with Tony's Pixar bonus. Upon arrival, friends and family came to see Sailor, just as if he were a newborn, it was sweet.
We took him everywhere with us: family functions, the grocery store, on road trips - our first was to Port Townsend, WA, where Sailor first discovered snow and ran in circles like a madman, completely unaware of the gigantic deer that was watching him - still as a statue.
Sailor was so small Tony bought a dog carrier on that trip, so we could bring him into shops while vacationing in Seattle for New Years. Once, while I was trying on clothes at J.Crew, all of the saleswomen gathered around the sexy man and his Boston Terrier puppy tucked into his carrier, which hung on Tony's front - just like a Baby Bjorn. That's one way to pick-up on chicks, I thought.
I could write a book on our adventures with Sailor Bubs Basso, one day I will, but right now I'm working on looking at pictures of him without sobbing. It's getting easier or I should say it's getting...different, which is better.
That said, I'm going to attempt to write more often. I need this creative outlet too much to let it go. So, God willing, I'll continue documenting this Girl Friday's adventures. Like the one I had this past Tuesday at St. Timothy's soup kitchen - when I smoked out the entire kitchen staff, thanks to using too much butter!
Culinary disaster story coming soon...
Merry Christmas Everybody and God Bless You All!