Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday Mishmash 11/28/16


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Nursing Hadley Back To Health  After my dog collided with a rock wall, she needed stitches and has wounds on her mouth, cheek, and shoulder. She wants to scratch all the time, which opens those wounds again. We can't cone her because the cone would lay on the wounds, so we have to watch her every second. Needless to say I'm not sleeping or able to leave the house.
  2. Editing  I have a small break in edits (off until Thursday), which is good considering Hadley is taking most of my time and attention these days.
  3. Cover Design  This weekend I designed the cover for Lies We Tell, my first adult book! It's a suspense and will release in April 2017.
  4. Drafting  With the death of my grandfather and Hadley's injury, I had to stop drafting. I just couldn't. I'm taking a break from writing to get my thoughts together and come to terms with things.
  5. Book Signing  On Saturday, my daughter and I will be signing together at Middle Smithfield Elementary school for their local vendor event.

    That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

15 comments:

  1. Aww, poor Hadley! It's awful when our pets get injuries like that. My bulldog had her ear bitten off and we had to have it stitched back on. It was a nightmare to keep her from scratching at the stitches. I feel your pain, Kelly! Hang in there.

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    1. Thanks, Diane. Dogs are such loving creatures. It's awful to see her in pain.

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  2. I don't really know much about dogs or being a pet owner. But are there anything like little soft booties you can buy and put on your dog's feet so it's harder for her to scratch the wounds but still be able to move about. I'm not sure if there is but that's the only thing I can come up with. Sorry about your dog and grandfather. Take the break you need Kelly. Also congrats on going to a book signing with your daughter. What a pair! :)

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    1. The vet suggested putting a T-shirt on her when I have to go out so if she does scratch, she's not scratching the actual wound. Wish me luck! Lol

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  3. My prayers are with you, Kelly, in the loss of your grandfather. It seems like everything happens at once. I hope Hadley is better soon. You're such a good nurse. The signing with you and your daughter sounds like fun. Have a good week and take care of yourself.

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    1. So many people I know lost their dogs last week and this week, so I'm just grateful mine is going to be okay. I keep reminding myself that when I wake up in the middle of the night to move her because she's on her stitches or her shoulder wound, which couldn't be stitched. Yes, I'm exhausted, but this could have been a lot worse.

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  4. Thinking of Hadley and her family... It's not unlike when our kids were infants and toddlers, and ran a fever or had stitches (mine managed not to experience the latter) and you can't explain to them what they must do... Courage!

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    1. It is very difficult to get her to understand what she can't do. She might be half German shepherd (a very intelligent breed) but her other half is Greyhound, which is known for being very sweet and cuddly but not very intelligent. She's a challenge, but she's the sweetest dog ever and I love her.

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    2. It is very difficult to get her to understand what she can't do. She might be half German shepherd (a very intelligent breed) but her other half is Greyhound, which is known for being very sweet and cuddly but not very intelligent. She's a challenge, but she's the sweetest dog ever and I love her.

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  5. I think it's the coolest thing ever that you and your daughter get to sign together!!! So sorry about Hadley, and it sucks that you have to watch her 24/7! I hope she heals quickly so you can get some sleep.

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  6. Gosh, I'm sorry to learn about your grandfather's passing, Kelly. Please take care and be gentle with yourself. Hope Hadley recovers well soon.

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