Monday Morning Fog Brain


Monday morning fog brain, and I still can’t think of anything brilliant to post.

After four days of dog shows and five days of focusing on good friends and doggy conversations, Monday has arrived as a rude awakening. Back to the real world. Laundry awaits. The floors need vacuuming. More company is arriving on Thursday so I should plan meals and make a grocery list.

But I sit here nursing my coffee, noticing that the promised rain still hasn’t come. There is quietness: smooth and silken dove grey skies, a mosquito pestering the window pane, wisps of wind rippling the treetops.

As I sip, I savour happy brown eyes, and Tony, the celebratory new tiger toy, acquired because

friends groomed and handled

judges acknowledged

and the goal was achieved.

Time to top up the coffee mug and settle in to the day’s writing.

It’s a new week. Are you rejuvenated by or recuperating from your weekend?


19 thoughts on “Monday Morning Fog Brain

  1. Erica Vetsch says:

    Congratultions on a successful weekend!

    You’re entitled to a little rest after such an eventful past few days.

    • Thanks, Erica. We don’t show him very often but he’s done better than any of our previous showdogs in that he’s always been in the ribbons. Other people do the work for me so I shouldn’t be tired when it’s over, but there’s all that adrenalin to deal with. 🙂

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, and you deserve time to savor it. Household chores will always be there and, in my opinion, belong at the bottom of everyone’s list of priorities. Enjoy your coffee and your writing.

    I enjoyed my weekend so have nothing to recover from, but I’m still getting a slow start today. My week is going to be productive in many ways, but I won’t get much writing done. 😦

    • Carol, of course you’re right. Those chores don’t rate very high, although I do have to be ready for more house guests by Thursday. I hope your week goes well, whether you’re writing or not.

  3. Laura Best says:

    Congratulations Carol! This is terrific! You must be very pleased..

  4. karen evans says:

    Wow, I’m impressed! I love to watch dog shows. Have you been showing dogs for a while?

    • Hi, Karen. Yes, I’ve been involved in dog shows for over 35 years. I bred, trained and showed Shelties in conformation and obedience, then took a breather and ran a dog show business for 12 years. Now I’m back to showing with Labs. 🙂

  5. Love the imagery, and looking into those eyes, I would feel safe, warm and fuzzy. Beautiful post.

    Came out of my weekend refreshed and ready to face the world 🙂

    • They’re expressive eyes, all right, and he’s a wonderful companion. People sometimes think show dogs have it rough and don’t get to be ordinary pets, but I think ours have always been more pampered than our kids! LOL. Glad to hear your weekend was a good one, too.

  6. All in all, it sounds like a lovely day, even if you wish for more writerly motivation. 🙂

  7. For not having much to say, your post was a good read. What a beautiful dog! My weekend was delightful, and Monday is almost gone, and it was just right. Blessings to you, Carol…

    • Thanks, Carol Ann. I’m glad to hear you’ve had a good day. Mine has been rather lazy in many respects… lots of things I probably should have done and intended to, but didn’t.

  8. Norma McGuire says:

    congratulations, Tynan!

  9. joylene says:

    I’m feeling overwhelmed because it feels like I haven’t done anything productive in over a week. First I got the stomach flu, then I put my back out, then my Buster got sic, then I missed some deadlines… then…

    I think tomorrow is looking like a good day to wash floors and catch up on laundry. Hope your day’s productive and peaceful, if such a combo is possible.

    • It sounds like you’ve been having a rough time, Joylene. By itself that flu can leave you wiped, so go easy on yourself for a while. If I were you I’d pick just one thing to focus on (and somehow I don’t think the floors would be it!).

  10. Anon says:

    Such a beautiful doggy!

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