Friday, November 30, 2007

Reflecting on NaBloPoMo

Posted by Lara at 11:32 PM
Well, it's finally over - November, I mean. There were times I thought it would never end. There were also times, however, when it didn't even phase me, this daily posting. More days than not, I actually wasn't struggling for something to write about. I mean, it's not like I don't have things on my mind, or stories to tell, or people to mock. I didn't always feel excited to sit down and write them out, but I forced myself to do it, and I'm glad.

My goal, if you'll recall, for NaBloPoMo was to work on my writing - challenge myself with forced regular writing. Did I succeed? Yes, in the sense that I was able to form better writing habits by knowing I'd have to sit down every day and Use. Words. And while not every post was fantastic, I'm pretty proud of some of the things I wrote over the past 30 days.

Thanks to you all for being here and supporting me through the month. I'm making no guarantees about my posting from now on. Maybe I'll keep it up daily for a while. Maybe I'll just disappear completely without so much as a "See ya!" Maybe I'll find a happy medium somewhere between those two extremes. Who's to say? I'm unpredictable that way.

So here's to NaBloPoMo 2007 - I loved it while it lasted, but I'm loving that it's over.

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Kitten Update: For those who've been wondering, Bertie's getting better. He's home again, which is good, but he still isn't eating as much as he should, and he has lots of medicines to take. Unfortunately, kittens don't "take" medicine unless you force it down their throats, and it's making me feel just awful. Multiple times a day, I have to bundle him up in a blanket (so he can't scratch me or escape) and poke a syringe all around his mouth while he cries and slowly chokes down the vile liquids. He gives me this betrayed look, with huge wet eyes - "Why are you doing this to me?!" I've been teary a few times, and I keep telling him it's only because I love him. But I feel so bad and I just want to snuggle and love him until he forgives me. Still, better to have a healthy kitten who feels betrayed than a sick kitten who's spoiled.

12 comments:

Angela on 8:44 AM said...

Bertie is so cute! I hope he feels better soon. I wouldn't be able to take those sad little kitten eyes either.

jittacatgirl on 8:54 AM said...

hey, i'd be doing half of it if i were there. and i'm glad i took him to the vet when i did. I KNEW i wasn't nuts! people were all, "are you sure you aren't spazzing out over nothing?"

sickness is one of the worst parts of pet ownership. i've been really fortunate with tenny and nora. they haven't gotten sick at all since I've had them, but i've had other cats who haven't been so lucky.

i just hope we're permanently on the mend with bertie.

Wolf Lover Girl on 7:17 PM said...

It is hard giving our babies their medicine... but hopefully it's short lived.

~ Wolf Lover Girl

BB on 5:02 AM said...

Gah, I hated it when my kitten Bundy (he looks a bit like yours, actually) had to go to the vet recently. Don't worry, he'll soon forgive you! :)

Guilty Secret on 12:12 PM said...

Well done, it's been fun :)

Valley Girl on 12:48 PM said...

Just wanted to say "hi" since I love in the Bay Area, too!

Amanda on 2:08 PM said...

You did a smashing job!

I know you can hear me... on 5:24 PM said...

Congrats on finishing NaBloPoMo!

And I'm glad that Bertie is on the mend...hopefully he won't have to take medicine for too much longer!

Seth on 9:03 PM said...

Somebody won a NaBloPoMo prize... congrats! It's been fun following along for the last month.

Lara on 9:10 PM said...

seth - thanks! wow, i had no idea until you brought it to my attention. :-P

Aimee on 8:08 AM said...

Awwwww. Poor kitty who has to take meds. Salem has been taking pills this week and it just breaks my heart. But a few swipes with his comb and a couple of treats and (I hope) he forgets about pills.

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