Thursday -A Little Personal – A Rainy Day

“So here we are. Raining cats and dogs out there.”

“Yup, so you need to find something to do.”

“What are you going to do?”

“I think I will lay down right here and take a nap.”

“Well, that’s fine for you old-timers, but we youngsters need action.”

“Go get your orange ball then. That thing bounces everywhere.”

“That’s a good idea. I love that ball.”

“Maybe we can play with it later. But, in the meantime, you need to stay occupied.”

“I don’t see it over here. This is where I left it.”

“Well, keep looking. You must know where you last had it.”

“No luck. I have looked everywhere.”

“How about that green ball you were so crazy over last week?”

“That green ball has lost its attraction. Humm, I wonder about eel.”

“There you go. A little game of tug’o war with the Boss.”

“See, there’s the problem. Dad is working on his WIP. So he won’t be ready till later.”

“Okay then. Why not think of something you can do by yourself?”

“Thinking by myself is about all I can do by myself. I wish it would stop raining.”

“It will, Little One. You need to have patience.”

“Patience? What’s that?”

“Oh yeah, I forgot who I’m talking to right now.”

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  1. β€œThinking by myself is about all I can do by myself…” πŸ˜‚ Hope the rain stops soon, John. Know you guys needed it, though….

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    1. Yes we did. Thanks, Lori. 😁

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  2. I would suggest Twiggy read “Become What You Are” by Alan Watts but it doesn’t come with a rubber ball.

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    1. A good recommendation, Pilgrim. Thnaks. We got the ball.

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      1. Haha, a happy ending

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  3. Yesterday was a great day to stay inside. I was glad for the much-needed rain, but…

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Joan.

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  4. I’m working on my patience too, Twiggy. Sweet, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😁

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  5. Ha ha ha! I too am unfamiliar with a virtue that is patience. Not on my list.

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    1. 😁 Good one, Pamela.

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  6. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    “Patience? What’s that?” 😁 Great line, John. We all could use more. Stay warm … and dry!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Warm and dry is a good state of nature. 😁

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  7. Twiggy …. have you thought about yoga?

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    1. Maybe hot yoga. Thanks, Frank.

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  8. My mother would classify Twiggy’s behavior as “being itchy.” Ah, the long-suffering Lucy.

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    1. ‘Lucy the Saint’ we call her. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome. She’s certainly earned that title.

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      2. I would say so. We have a photo of Twiggy the puppy hanging off Lucy’s jowl.

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  9. They sound like every kid and parent on a rainy day! The minute a raindrop falls – instant boredom sets in!

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    1. For sure. 😁

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  10. I’m a kindred spirit. Patience eludes me.

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    1. I think we get less and less as time goes on. Thanks, Craig.

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  11. Poor girls … rainy days are no fun, unless you get to splash in the puddles! Good luck with your WIP, John πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. Proceeding slowly on the WIP.😊

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  12. I’m with Twiggy on the patience thing – not much to be found around here, either.

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Teri.

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  13. Nap sounds good. Especially on rainy days.

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  14. There’s nothing better than a nap on a really rainy day, but drizzle makes me impatient, ready to join Twiggy in pleading, “So stop, already!”

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    1. Yes we got two inches. So it was good napping weather.

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  15. They’re so adorable. But that last line says it all. Too funny. Sending them ear scratches.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. 😊

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  16. Green ball orange ball. Rain. Just enough sun to look tempting until that breeze and the temperature send a different message. I will go with Lucy’s plan. Now is an excellent time for a nap. Leave the fretting to youth and Twiggy. The green ball er the rest of the garden clean up will wait until a better day.

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    1. Good idea, John. See you later.

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  17. Our two are exactly the same. Dot just wants to have a nap but little Lia jumps all over her to get her to play. Thankfully we don’t get many rainy days here.

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    1. We don’t either. Makes for a long day.

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  18. Twiggy is an energetic youngster who needs to expend that energy somehow… Yoga would not work for her for now, methinks… Somebody find her her ball! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Yes she needs a ball. (She has three in motion even as we speak)

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      1. Haha! Sounds like my aunt’s Labradoodle Mojo.

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      2. πŸ™‚

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  19. Adorable! Rainy days are not fun for little energetic canines like Twiggy. Love the dialogue!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Yes rain is the curse of rambunctiousness. 😁

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  20. It used to be called ‘ants in our pants’…I feel for Twiggy. And Lucy, who is so patient. Much ❀ to you and your girls, John. Xxx

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    1. Thank you, Jane. Love back to you as well.

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  21. Twiggy is twitchy, Lucy is wise. Do they ever play tug of war with the eel by themselves? be careful of those balls – our house is littered with them and I tend to step on them!

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    1. They do not play tug of war together. Just Twiggy and me.

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  22. β€œI think I will lay down right here and take a nap.”

    VERY sensible! πŸ˜‰

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    1. I hope you aren’t driving the car.

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      1. Nope! πŸ˜‰

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  23. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Rainy day here too. Loving every drop. Cute pictures!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. 😊

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  24. They’ll get it straightened out.

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    1. Yes they will. Sooner or later. Thanks, Tim

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  25. Mr. Eel! What a joy & what a surprise, dear John! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ What a pleasant & warm company for a dull rainy day! Some mulled wine & grilled sausages are also good to survive this nasty chilly weather! 🍷🌭🌭🌭

    PS: It seems to me that the relationship between Twiggy & Mr. Eel might be called a sort of loyal one. She returns back to him.

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    1. Yes, Twiggy loved Mr. Eel. She plays with him every day. I can smell those sausages from here. 😁 🍰πŸ₯‚

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  26. So, I’m to understand that teaching them to entertain themselves isn’t a one-time deal, right?? Thanks for the lesson, John. Looks like Twiggy needs a pal like Monkey so they’d both wear off some energy!

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    1. Yes not a onetime thing. Over and over. Twiggy does need a high energy pal.

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  27. “Thinking by myself is about all I can do by myself.” Poor Twiggy. Such a Winnie-the-Pooh sort of line. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Diana. It was.

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  28. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    That darn WIP! We also have every colored ball in the universe either inside or outside our house.

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Pete. 😁

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  29. Patience is a four letter word to a young un. πŸ˜‰

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    1. That is for sure. 😊

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  30. I don’t think we’ll want the rain to stop for a very long time around here, but I hope it does so Twiggy can expel some energy. πŸ™‚

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    1. It was cloudy today but no rain. Energy all displaced.

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  31. β€œI think I will lay down right here and take a nap.” I have to say, I like that approach.

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    1. Hahahahaha. Thanks, Dan. I do too.

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  32. I love these two!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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  33. Twiggy is a dog after my own heart, John. I don’t have any patience either.

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    1. Not many high performance people do. 😊

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  34. LOL!
    Twiggy is right! Orange balls are the best.
    Now, let me see, where did I put mine? πŸ˜€

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    1. You are sitting on it I believe, my lady.😊

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      1. Ohhh… Kay!
        Now, how do I look under me?

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      2. I think the first step is to get up. Then turn around. Of course I’m just guessing. 😊

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      3. I FOUND A PIECE OF PAPER!!!!!!

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      4. $100.00 bill? If not what’s on the paper?

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      5. A grocery list in green ink.

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      6. And everything’s green right?

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      7. …but of course! I’m a veggie!

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      8. That does make sense. I think. 😳

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      9. There you go, thinking again! πŸ˜€

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      10. I try to avoid that at all costs. 😊

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      11. Lot of good that’s doing you!
        Still, you write some fun stuff!
        Is your book only available on Amazon?
        I’ve been boycotting them for 6 years.
        I’m using Kobo right now. Still not thrilled, but it’s working. ❦

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      12. I have them available in paperback at https://www.b4r.store/john-w-howell.aspx The e-book versions are only available on Amazon.

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      13. I took a look. Will check it out more later!

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  35. You have to feel for them…

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