Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Girl hijacks the blog once again

Hi to all of our doggy and kitty friends out there! (I don't think we have a hammie friend yet, but if you're out there, let us know!)

We have been receiving holiday cards in packs! E-cards and by snail mail, we are overwhelmed by the community that we are a part of, and feeling so thankful that we stumbled across DWB this past summer!

I fully intend to thank each of you on this blog, and to visit your blogs and get to know you. You'll have noticed that I haven't done that yet, and I'm sorry that it hasn't happened. And our e-card hasn't gone out yet either, but it's coming, too.

I just want to let all of you know how much this outpouring of love means to me. I have chronic depression and generalized anxiety disorder, to the point where I'm on disability. And December is always a very tough month for me. I'm easily overwhelmed at the best of times, and December is almost never the best of times.

But this year, we have a network of friends - canine, feline, and human - from all over the world. And you all have sent your love and good wishes to us. Being part of this community is the best holiday gift I could have asked for, and has made this difficult time of year more bearable.

I thank each and every one of you for your huge hearts, compassion, and support. Dannan and I are truly lucky; first, that we found each other, and second, that we found you all.

I think that I have to start to accept that I will always be "behind". I probably won't ever be (and stay!) caught up on visiting your blogs. But I do always get there eventually, and we read every post, even if we don't always comment. Dannan has awards to post, and I'll do that sometime this week. Sometimes I let things seem to myself like they are more than I can handle, and I let them overwhelm me. When I get behind, I fight with that. And as a recovering perfectionist, I want to do things just right. Most of the time, I listen to myself when I say, "Done is better than perfect", but sometimes I forget.

I wanted to do this post because lately I always seem to be apologizing for falling behind in reading and posting. And I realize that this is probably going to be more the rule than an exception, so I thought that I'd just post about it and let it go. It makes me feel better, even if none of you needed to hear it. LOL.

Thanks for always popping over when you haven't heard from us for a while. Sometimes, I do need a reminder!

Dannan, thank you for letting me hijack the blog today. He has a pink ducky post that he wants to do; it might get done tonight, and then again it might not. Just know that we love you all, and now that you're part of our lives, we can't imagine them without you!!!


Biggie-Z said...

Hey Dannan, psst, did you get your blog back again? Tell your Girl we appreciatez it any time she drops by the bloggie, and she doesn't have to leave comments all the time either, even though we really like it!

And tell your Girl we like her a lot too. And you should give her extra hugs from my Momma and some licks and Anal Torpedoes from me. Really, they ARE a measure of how much I love you all.

Happy holidays!

Love, Biggie

The Thundering Herd said...

There are so many great blogs out there that we have just come to realize that we will not be able to read every post, but we can hit our regulars, scan others, and not worry about replying to every post. Stlll makes me laugh when I see great posts (and Dannan's antics are always amusing). Take care!

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

L and Dannan, y'all never have to apologize. Stuff happens, we all get behind and like you, the faster I go, the behinder I get!! Sooo, then it is time for deeeep breath and realizing it's ok.
(Dunno if I made sense or not..)
OK, MOM, can I talk??????? sheesh-I'm the dog-DWB?????
Ahem Hi Dannan! Go tell your girl to chill. I have to with my mom and looks like you'll have to also...*sigh* humans-so needy.....
Hugs to you both!

Mango said...

Danaan Girl,
Don't stress out over "falling behind." It would take me a couple of hours each day at least to keep up with all of Mango's pals (plus posting time). So I do the best I can and try to get to everybody at least once per week.

For me, getting all those cards has really made this holiday season easier. I have them where I can see them from my favorite chair and I just feel calmer sitting and looking at them.

Your little pup sure seems like a good friend.

Mango Momma

P.S. When my husband saw all the work going into the holiday cards, he told me I was crazy and I said, "yeah, but look at all the other friends I've made who are just as nuts."

Ruby said...

Hi the Girl
Do what you can, tomorrow is another day. We will still be here. Don't let yourself feel guilty about not being able to do everthing. Just take care of yourself & Dannan.
Ruby's mom
Pee S - Tell Dannan Ruby says Hi.

Bobby said...

Do not worry John finds it hard to find time to visit all the post he would like to. Now is a busy time for all.

Poppy said...

Dark and cold times of the year are always hard. But dog blogging is not something to stress about. (although my mom does it too!) It's for funnnnn! And I can tell that you and Dannan have a lot of fun together!


Eduardo said...

Dannan! & The Girl! You don't have to say sorry to me! I loves y'all! I happily wait for y'all's next post. I think it's so cool that your Mommy seen a puggle! My Mommy loves all dogs but she says everyone has 'a breed' (that actually probably doesn't go for everybody, she just talking) but she believes puggles are 'her breed' & says if she ever gets me a sibling she will adopt a puggle!You'd be suprised how many places have puggles to adopt, you would think the breeders just throw away the dogs they don't sell! Anyway, listen to me blabbing on! Dannan make sure to give your Girl a big snuggle from me! Don't worry Girl, we aren't going anywhere so don't push yourself to do anything! Except snuggle!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Anonymous said...

Big hugs from Daisy and Annie !!

Joe Stains said...

We are so glad to be your friend!! We hope we can make your December much less sad.

happypitbull said...

Don't worry about it. You're not alone. There are only so many hours in a day, and who wants to spend every second of their spare time blogging? (Well, I guess some people do, and more power to them.)

I have gradually learned to do the best I can and leave the rest for someone else to take care of. I used to take on waaay more than I could handle, and that just turned me into a stressed-out lunatic. Now, when I'm overwhelmed, I ask myself "so what if I don't do this?" and if the answer is not "duh, the world will explode in a fiery inferno" then I can safely forget about it.

Stella said...

Hi dear Girl and Dannan:

Me and my Mom loves your post and want you to know we are always here for you!

Dannan, you are one of my favorites and I know you know it!

Kisses and Kisses,


Lorenza said...

Hi, Dannan's Girl!
Do what you can and relax. My mom wishes she could visit every blog every day but that its not possible!
You must know you can count with us every time you need it!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza and mom