FOWC with Fandango — Verbose

So this morning, when Bonnie went into her barkathon, I knew one more night of no sleep was going to knock me off the ledge into a deep, pit. I would be in a coma from which I’d never wake up. Garry actually got up and went to sleep in the living room and I got to sleep.

I’m really grateful. I also feel guilty, but I don’t feel like I’m falling apart. It’s the first time in weeks I haven’t felt on the edge of collapse. Most of my parts don’t hurt (much) either. Golly whizzaker!

But I also don’t have anything to say. I’m all spoke out. I’ve been chatting it up for weeks and months and years and I don’t seem — at least for now — to have any chat left. I’m sure it will come back, but right now, I’m SO happy to be sitting here, coffee on the left, Garry on the right, dogs soundly asleep on the sofa.

Why can’t they do that in the morning when I’m trying to sleep? Is this one of those Murphy Laws?

Have a great day! I’ll be fully ready to chat tomorrow. Or maybe the next day. Hard to tell.

Categories: #FOWC, Daily Prompt, Fandango's One Word Challenge

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12 replies

  1. I know the dreadful feeling of being unable to cope one more minute – and Bonnie’s clearly on her last leg, although the expression is badly chosen. On her last barkathon? Love your creation. I tell you frankly that I couldn’t handle that either. YOUR health is more important than a few days/weeks/months of Bonnie is. I absolutely hated having had to make the decision to get our dog put to sleep, but there comes a moment where nothing else will do.
    Wishing you long lasting peaceful, quiet, serene and quite happy moments with Garry and (any) dog at your side, a mug of coffee nearby and many good, happy thoughts driving through your mind. Maybe a few hours of sleep too!


  2. Just take it easy Marilyn, catch up on some sleep and maybe Bonnie will feel better too and you can delay that conversation a bit longer.


  3. I’d wrap up a gravol in some liverwurst and give to Bonnie when she starts her racket. She’ll be zonked in no time.


  4. Time for anti-bark classes!

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    • The problem is that she is beginning to suffer from doggie dementia. Gibbs is the same age and he’s going deaf, but he’s not demented. Bonnie has forgotten how to stop barking. She’s beginning to forget who we are and how to be “our” dog. It is sad and I don’t know how long we can continue this way. She needs a lot of work done on her teeth — close to $900 — and she’s deaf and going blind … so for obvious reasons, decisions need to be made.

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  5. Marilyn, remind them of the times, when neighbors spoke daily, and there was a slow pace of life while there was more life in the people, have a great week, may your story continue on…amen

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    • I just realized that I didn’t have anything to say this morning. I’ve been writing daily — more than once daily — for seven years and that’s just on THIS blog. There were others that have closed down. I think I’m allowed a day off and this is one. There may be more. Maybe I’ll start to feel better if I take some of the pressure off.

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