Miss Lucy Dawg Is Getting Old (and So Am I)

+JMJ+ Those who follow me on Twitter may have seen that Miss Lucy Dawg (my little miniature Chocolate Dapple Dachshund who I inherited when my father passed away in 2013) had some trouble with her back legs this past weekend. Well, of course it’s more involved than that. We went to the vet (and that is part of a saga in itself, a story for another time) Friday and got a bunch of new meds for her. Previously she was only on something for her liver. She’s got more than that now! Good thing we traded pill organizers a while back because she needs way more room than I do in one of those.  

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Oh, I’m just sitting here writing a post

+JMJ+ I’m just sitting here writing a post, or trying to, and running late because everything that can go bonkers has gone bonkers. Seriously, it’s been crazy. And a moment I go I hit an update button when I meant to hit go away and I’ll update when I’m good and dadgum ready, but, oh, well. So while I wait to get back in and continue writing my post, I thought I’d drop in here to say, AAAAAAAAA! Er, ahem, I mean, I’ll be back soon with a post. I hope. If I don’t stumble into another update of an endless loop of one kind or another. Oy. See ya soon! +JMJ

Image: animated GIF from https://gifer.com/en/2uG0.

Gone Fishin’ for the Summer

Gone Fishing sign

+JMJ+ That’s right, I’m taking off for the summer. (I almost wrote “School’s out for summer!” And now I can’t get that song out of my head.)

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Monday, Monday

+JMJ+ Thanks for checking in as I continue to recover from, well, lemme just say: one should not let oneself run out of Prednisone for more than a couple of days if one has been on said Pred for years. That’s part of the problem. I’ve got my meds and now I’m beginning to feel like a human being again, but I’m still weak and fatigued, more than my sarcoidosis–an invisible disease–usual, I suspect I had a mild adrenal crisis. Ack! So I’m taking the night off and going back to sleep.

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Monday and migraine, not a good combination

+JMJ+ Due to having a migraine affecting, among other things, my vision, Monday’s post will not appear tonight but hopefully will return next Monday. Even posting this brief update has been a struggle. (Hopefully Thursday’s post will proceed as planned.) So I can’t even read, much less write. Argh. At least I’m not experiencing the usual numbness in my fingers or the language difficulty (not much, anyway) that so often accompany my migraines. Prayers appreciated! Thank you! Below is a video that shows something like what I see during a migraine. Not exactly but similar. 

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Fall Giveaway 2021 has ended, Winner announcement soon

+JMJ+ The Fall Giveaway 2021 has now ended. I’ll be selecting a winner (how I choose the winner, scroll down the page) and making the announcement here on the blog on the Giveaway page and in a separate blog post which will also go out in email to subscribers, on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest on November 6, 2021, at 8 pm CDT. I’ll have a photo of the Rosary and tin soon and will share it. Now I want one of these sets for myself.

Thanks for visiting the blog and reading. May we stay holy and virtuous, and help each other to become who the Lord intends us to be: SAINTS. God bless you and may His Peace be always with you. +JMJ+ 

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Will post tomorrow


Well, there it is, another Monday post to be posted on Tuesday. It’s true! I’ll post the next installment of our Book of the Month tomorrow, Tuesday, in the late evening between 10pm and midnight, earlier if I can. Our current book is Sanctity Through the Rosary. While you’re here, don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a beautiful handmade rosary with matching tin. I’ll try to post a photo soon of the set Anna is making just for us.

Okay, See you tomorrow. Until then, may the Lord bless you and keep you, and may His peace be always with you.

St. Luke the Evangelist, it’s your feast day. Pray for us!


In the image: St. Luke paints the Virgin and Child. By Giorgio Vasari. Via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

Monday post coming Tuesday

+JMJ+ Yes, it’s true, tonight’s post will be posted tomorrow, Tuesday. Friends are coming over tonight, Monday, to bring dinner (Greek or Mediterranean!) and take home some old, old chairs that my mom recovered before I went off on my college adventure back in the days of the dinosaurs. OLD chairs. Prehistoric chairs. I dunno what they’re gonna do with ’em, but I’ll be sorry, not sorry to see ’em go. (The chairs, not my friends.) But I need the space and that’s that.

I’ll post tomorrow and guess what: I’ve picked out a book of the month. Yes, I realize the month is almost half over. But, hey, it’s only half over, so there. ;) See ya tomorrow! +JMJ+

PS: While you’re here, don’t forget to enter the Fall Giveaway for 2021.

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Personal projects pre-empted my post

+JMJ+ I missed my self-imposed deadline for posting tonight, well, last night now. I got carried away with a couple of projects I’ve been working on. These projects required outside help so I’ve had to work on them when they could come over and we could get some stuff done. Stuff like:


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Time for another giveaway!

+JMJ+ Howdy, ya’ll! I’m recovering from having a prayer answered, a wish come true, a dream of mine for many years now. I finally hired some help and got one of my bedrooms converted into a simple and inexpensive studio. I can use it for writing and music. And with this set up I can work on actually learning how to play some of the stuff I have. And some of the stuff I hear in my head.

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Now that the rough draft is finished

On writing

+JMJ+ Warning: this post skips around a lot because that’s how my brain is working (or not working, depends on how you look at it).

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Part 19 will be posted on Tuesday

+JMJ+ Greetings, y’all! Hope you had a good Fourth of July. I’m still dealing with a cold and a sleepless night after the fireworks, and the reaction to them by Miss Lucy Dawg who is ordinarily unruffled by such things. This time they got to her, though, and she had a bout with a condition that led to a situation just as I was finally headed to bed. A trip to the vet and one hundred and sixty dollars later, she’s snoring away and I’m exhausted.

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