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Published on December 30, 2011 By Trudygolightly In Blogging

Well....a place to get water,  unless it runs dry.  That's how it is with writing.  Been trying to write a book,  it's so much more difficult than I had ever had imagined. Movies make it look easy,  just find a nice country house and take a break from life.

  Another day,  and as my older sister likes to say, "life is what happens while you're busy making plans".   Ain't it the truth..

I've lived in this apartment for almost 3 years now,  coping with various issues,  some with people,  other issues involve problem solving for apt. living.

   Wouldn't it be better if one could just crawl into a hole and pull the lid over for a while?  maybe that's what vacations are for?  I've never,  ever,  had a vacation.

   I DID get myself a darling dog,     he's in charge of the sanity department and me from the men in white with the funny jackets! 

Cocoa is a Yorky/ Poodle mix,  super intelligent,  very difficult to make friends with unless you're a dog,  cat,  or child.  One has to be around him for a while. He can learn a trick or new command after only one or two directions,  and thinks the mice here are toys.  I DID have Chanel,  my darling Calico cat  here,  along with Charlie the Parakeet.  Now THAT was a 3 ring circus!  Trying to teach Cocoa how to sneeze on command,  Chanel would sneeze, and Charlie keep saying "sneeze,  sneeze,  achoo"!  ...

My health is better in some areas,  worse in others...nothing worth noting.  So many people are much worse off than me and mine....

I got a Power Scooter to help me get to places when I need to use it.  Mostly use the walker,  which makes a great carry-all unit!  It's fancy,  what with a basket,  brakes,  and padded seat.  The Scooter is bright,  shiny,  almost a candy - apple red.  Gee,  I've gone from a baby carriage,  stroller,  trike,  bike, rollerskates, horses, car, to this..quite a transition.  Wish I could have stuck with the horses!

Trying to lose weight,  again....guess that's my job in life! 


Saw the movie "The Help"  yesterday.  LOVED it.  Planning on seeing "The War Horse" this coming week. 

Have had soooo many computer problems of late,  am now using my son's tower,  since he has a laptop.  He put a hard drive in it that was clean,  took care of all the stuff,  like anti-virus, fire-wall,  Windows...I'll just have to get a new computer soon and have him do the transferring of things. 

Guess that's about it,  so little to write of my neighbors died day before yesterday....leaves one feeling rather empty and devoid of thoughts.  I DO want to wish a

Happy New Year to all of the former and new folks here at JU,  may your New Year bring all of you happiness, and good health


on Dec 30, 2011

Good seeing your post, Trudy. The scooter sounds like the just the thing. I can imagine you racing it around, beeping the horn for people to get out of your way

The dog sounds like great company for you.

Good luck on the book, I know what you mean about how difficult it can be. Been working on one for years now. Keep after it as you'll have days when you feel inspired and it will make it's way to the pages. I look forward to reading it some day.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

on Dec 31, 2011

Happy New Year to you too!  I haven't written a book myself but I was present for the writing of my hubby's and it is on my bucket list.  I know very well that it is far more difficult than you'd think.  Good luck!

on Feb 26, 2012

HEY MASON!  great to see ya !  I do pop in from time to time to see what you've been up 

to and how you are doing.    

I suppose those rotten gas prices are hitting your profession pretty hard?  If it keeps getting worse

( higher)  can you stay with it?  

Thanks for the well wishes  I think keeping a notepad with me and jotting down thoughts would

help with the attempt to write a book..

Hi to you too Jill!  Stay with the bucket list,  they are fun to if only to cross things off of!

Later guys,  enjoy the year


on Mar 05, 2012

You're right about the notepad. I use voice recording myself. When I get an idea I just record it. Listening to it later sometimes it makes sense, sometimes not, but it helps.