It’s Poetry Time…

Hey y’all.

This semester (my last and final semester of my degree 0__0!) I’m in an advanced poetry class so I’ve been trying to write for that mostly but it’s a lot easier said than done. So, in an effort to help myself, I signed up for Blogging University’s Writing 101 on Poetry! That said, I thought I’d share with you my first little poem… I just had some fun πŸ™‚

(Jersey is my new puppy by the way…)

Feb. 16 Limerick

“Jersey’s a super cute pup

especially when she’s looking up

at my face filled with love

she’s a gift from above

and sweeter than tea in a cup!”

πŸ˜‰

For my more serious poetry please head over toΒ http://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poems-by/Bowtruckled/ !

Thanks guys – hope you’re staying warm

-Shell

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Writer’s Block…?

I’m stuck.

(“On what…? You never post anything anyways…”)

Well see, I’m in an advanced poetry class in school and two months in and I’ve got nothing.

(“Couldn’t you always put a few lines together, make them rhyme and call it a day?”)

No!?

https://prezi.com/0-vpcf0cnkmn/william-carlos-williams/ <– I made this two years ago.

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What’s new in my New Year!

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a decent start to your new year so far. Where I live it’s been snowing which both my husband and I really enjoy. Our maltipoo Bailey loves it as well! However, she’s been spending a lot of time in the house recently because … we got another puppy!!!

I believe I mentioned this before but just in case: we used to have another Maltese mix puppy (14 years old) but she passed away in November due to breast cancer. Bailey (5 years old) was her granddaughter and they had a close mother-daughter type relationship so the loss was quite hard on her. She’s a really playful pup and so we thought it would be a good idea to get another playmate for her!

After browsing through adoption ads and our local humane society we found a cockapoo litter with a female pup and 3 males. One of the males was a lovely peach/chocolate color and my husband decided that it would be his first choice. I agreed that he was adorable (but what puppy isn’t?!?) but we also knew Bailey would get along better with a female. So we decided that if the male was taken then we would inquire about the female.

The male was taken but the girl was still available and so she has become the newest addition to our little family!

Jersey the CockapooMeet Jersey πŸ™‚

She is a huge cuddler follows me around the house, sitting on my feet while I cook in the kitchen (and as I type). Bailey was so excited when we brought her home and has been really accepting (which is significant because typically Bailey doesn’t get along with many other dogs).

Of course the potty training has been tiresome and getting up every 3 hours in the night to let her out is draining me, but she’s been peeing outside about 80% of the time which is amazing.

We feel so blessed!!

Anyways, thought I’d just give an update.

Take care,

Shelley

PS: the breeder is Homestead KennelsΒ if you’re interested. They are lovely people. Good luck on your resolutions!

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Nearly New Year

Well…I’ve been pretty M.I.A. lately. But I’ve been busy. It was Christmas after all! Exams of course took up quite a bit of time and energy and any free time I had was spent working out and working.

However, I’m on holidays now until the 8th so I don’t have any excuses… So here I am!

I hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas and if you didn’t – well I know how that is… Depression is a bitch.

Anyways, I’m really excited right now because firstly, I’m drinking one of the many teas I received! I only got those small sample-sized ones from David’s Tea but I got around 15 different kinds. That brings the total amount of different teas I own to somewhere around 30! Now I just have to resist the temptation to buy tea for over a year so that my tea cupboard doesn’t explode, which it kind of is. But that’s okay πŸ™‚

The second reason I’m excited is because today I purchased Fitness Blender’s 8 Week Fat Loss Program (#5) and my husband has agreed to do it with me starting Jan. 1, 2015. I’ve been using Fitness BlenderΒ for around 1 year andΒ loved it but had never tried their programs. I lost 20lbs when I first started using their workouts, which was fabulous (because those 20lbs happened after I got married). I weigh more now but that’s simply because I’ve gained muscle! If you’re looking to workout at home with little to no equipment, I seriously recommend you check them out. Also, I’ll let you guys know how the program goes.

The last thing that has me really excited is… Β …we are getting another puppy!!! SHE is a black and white cockapoo and we get to pick her up on the 7th! We trained our current pup, Bailey, so we aren’t too worried about training this one. Our only concern is Bailey’s bossy and bitchy tendencies she learned from Cody (her grandma) who passed away a couple months ago.Β However, she loves to play and has been a bit lonely since losing Cody so we’re hoping she enjoys her new BFF. I’ll post pictures once we get her!!

As always, thanks for reading! I hope to be more active in my writing throughout the holidays and always appreciate the comments you guys leave.

Have any New Year’s Resolutions yet? πŸ˜‰

Cheers,

Shell

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Addicted

… I’m just gonna cut right to the chase here – I purposely slit my wrists today with a razor and broke my 2 year streak. It’s not even that I was I feeling down or upset – I was at work! And it just felt good… But of course, now I feel guilty and I’m worrying about how to tell my husband.

Why can’t I stop?!

As a Psychology student I’m already aware of the endorphins and the addictive nature of the opioid system – but seriously!

Is it ignorant of me to wish I was a smoker and not a cutter? At least smoking is socially acceptable.

I’m not looking for sympathy. I’m just frustrated and fed up with cutting. “Then why did you do it?” you might ask… Well, why does someone trying to lose weight give in to a binge? Or a smoker trying to quit give in to a smoke? Because it feels good. That’s why. But I’m sick having a habit that I have to hide and that makes people think I’m suicidal or whatnot (which I’m definitely not!).

Am I just weak?

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Yeah…

I suck at blogging. But in my defence I’ve been crazy busy!

Started school again, work when I’m not at school, moved into our new house, and one of our pups has breast cancer. So I haven’t really remembered to write anything. Ironically, I have had so much I’d like to write (i.e. rant) about.

Anyways, I haven’t disappeared. If anyone was wondering.

I’ll be back soon, I promise.

-Shell

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Tonight

It is late
and I am alone;
the house is still,
and growing cold.
A light turns on –
even though
I have not moved.
I almost missed
the flicker of shadow
across the hall;

silence.

I wait in the cold
while the chill
sweeps up my back.
My breath is paused;
perhaps it was nothing
…

Suddenly, the light is off;
I sneak a breath,
stifle a shiver.
The house is quiet
and the cold is lingering.

Β© Shell 2013

Note: This poem is based on a person experience I had.

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