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One-Liner Wednesday/JusJoJan the 29th, 2020 – Doggy Boo-Boo

Winston is rocking the pink bandage the vet put on him today after pulling out an ingrown dew claw.

Winston, the beagle-Basset, laying on the couch looking pretty miserable, actually.


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#JusJoJan 28/20 – TV Time

Thanks very much to Barbara! She provided us with our prompt word of the day, “television.” You can find Barbara’s Just Jot it January post here.  Go visit her and say hi, and give her a follow, if you’re not already!

Okay, you’re going to think this is weird.

You might even laugh.

But get this …

You ready?

No, I’m not going to say I don’t have a TV–I do. And it’s on during Alex’s every waking moment.

The strange thing?

You sure you’re ready?

Are you sitting down?

Because you should be sitting down.

Okay. Here we go.

You know, after all this build up it’s probably going to be a big let down.

But in for a penny

in for a pound.


Okay. Here it is.

My big confession.

Watching TV is …

on my to-do list.

That’s it.

Because I really want to do it, and there are so many things I want to watch, but I just don’t have time.

And NOT watching TV, I think, is detrimental.

To my creativity.

I spend so much time on the Internet, or alone, or in my head …

And the only face-to-face human contact I have, sometimes for weeks on end …

is with my kids.

I forget, sometimes, how regular people–adult people, who aren’t family and aren’t disembodied voices that I read on my screen–interact with each other.

I’m forgetting how to relationship.

(Yeah, I just turned relationship into a verb.

Sue me.)

And that sucks, because I write relationship books.

Which is what romance novels are, after all.

So, yeah. I need to get around to watching TV.

Just one of the thousand things on my to-do list.


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