Monday, October 19, 2009

a breath of fresh air…

Current work: Modern Heat
Listening to: Debussy
Reading: Kelly Hunter, Revealed: a Prince and a Pregnancy (Kelly’s books never disappoint – enjoyed this thoroughly)

Fresh air was something desperately needed in our house over the weekend. All I’ll say in explanation is that daughter got son’s bug on Saturday, and we had to buy a new rug on Sunday. (Sadly, one is indeed a correlation of the other.)

Both kids are on the mend now. I am hoping that the dog doesn’t get it next...

As for my deadline…. My little girl was white-faced, tearful and asking for a cuddle to help make her feel better – no way was I going to tell her I was too busy. I’ll catch up later this week.

And I’ve worked out another reason why the book was stuck. My heroine needs a dog.

When is a Springer not a Springer? When it’s a Brittany. The puppy pics I found on the net look so much like my boy as a baby. Hmm. Is this enough of an excuse to post puppy pics? Yeah, I think so. This is Kleptodog at eight weeks. Enough to melt anyone’s heart.

(I should perhaps add that my heroine is after a rescue dog. Doesn’t happen. And it’s not fair to get a puppy before the busiest time on the vineyard, so… my hero is going to do something really nice. And said puppy is going to bounce through the second book in the duo, too. I have a name, too: Beau. Perfect for a French dog, non? )

10 comments:

Lacey Devlin said...

You didn't like the old rug anyway right?

I'm glad everyone's on the mend!

Yay to the puppy! I love animals I always get a kick out of pets in books :D

ninaharrington said...

Poor kidlets - poor mum and dad!
Hope you are all on the mend soon.

Donna Alward said...

Oh Kate- GROSS. And many many hugs to kidlets. I hope you escaped unscathed.

Our good friends have a Brittany. She is personality plus.

Shirley Wells said...

Oh dear. Hope everyone's on the mend now. And hey, at least you got a nice new rug...

A lovely, lovely pic. I am so broody for a puppy. Mine you, I expect the next dog to wander through this door will be another rescue dog.

Caroline Storer said...

Puppy is soooooo cute. I want one! Hope the lurgy is well and truly gone. Your comment about a "breath of fresh air" made me think of the old times when people were sent off to a sanatorium in the country to take in fresh air to rid them of illness (TB usually). Thankfully those times are long gone! Take care. Caroline x

Kate Hardy said...

Lacey - LOL, that's what we're trying to tell ourselves.

(And dog spent today throwing up. Uhhh.)

Kate Hardy said...

Nina - thanks.

Kate Hardy said...

Donna - it became more gross when I saw what the dog had left me today in the kitchen. (Dog, why don't you bark to say you're feeling poorly and need attention? Why do you think I can read your mind?)

Thanks for the tip on the Brittany. I thought they'd be springer-like!

Kate Hardy said...

Shirley - bless. I'm broody for a pup, too, but DH is remaining firm on the subject.

Kate Hardy said...

Caroline - thanks. And he wasn't cute today when he threw up everywhere! (Poor boy - couldn't help it.)

Smiled at your TB comment. Guess where the first TB sanatorium was built in the UK? Yup, Norfolk! Researched that last year for the Norfolk Miscellany. They had lots of little huts that could be turned round to shelter the inmates from the wind but still gave them fresh air.