Cats and Reading

Poppy loves the fight scenes.

Poppy loves the fight scenes.

Why is it that every time I want to read, I have to fight for the right?  Whether I’m using my Nook or a paper copy, some cat—in this case, Poppy—has to snuggle.

Alone or Lonely? Huge Difference!

Writing Challenge

Writing Challenge


Today’s writing challenge question: Do you enjoy being alone? What do you do when you’re by yourself?

I love easy questions. I enjoy and savor solitude. I can usually be found with my nose in a book if I have spare time.

Many people confuse being alone with being lonely. I know the difference. It’s possible to feel lonely in a crowded room. It’s about the connections between people. If I am not emotionally connected to the people in the crowded room, I could feel lonely. (Admittedly, I rarely put myself in the position of being in crowds since I prefer being at home.)

I think I’m lucky because I enjoy my time alone. My own company is just fine with me. With pets in the home, it’s never lonely anyway. I consider them family members. Some people never learn that being alone is preferable to keeping bad company.