Meet Meatball Hayse…


Hi y’all! Things have been a bit chaotic lately with Nikkers and her new job and John and I as new parents!
This is Meatball. A handful of the cutest prickly pear on the planet. She huffs and puffs and sticks that little black nose wherever it can fit… Including places that John prefers she did not. Under the dryer… In a pocket… Up a pant leg. I think you get the idea.

On a personal note, John and I are also focusing on spending more time together. Between the losses I experience with my job, and his absence due to work and training, when we do see one another, we are too tired to really enjoy each other. It is affecting my writing and the blog as well. John has been giving so much of himself to so many of his subbies that he has not had the time to post, let alone work with me on our own projects. I am not the jealous type, but when he could not get time away to go on out dance date, I had to ask him to take a break from training and refocus on me. Seriously, it has been a month since my last session!

I will do my best to answer emails during my work hours, but John promised to take a hiatus for a month from the computer and concentrate on us and our personal and professional commitments. This includes recording our Christmas CD, his book and the book we are working on together.

I hope you all understand and will give him, and me, your support in this break. I miss the man, okay? Plus, Nik is never home to do my laundry, let alone work on the blog anymore, so I need his help. Thanks for everything! I love you!


14 thoughts on “Meet Meatball Hayse…

  1. Meatball is SO cute! A ball full of LOVE. I have always wanted a hedgehog of my own, but have promised Sir that I would cut back on the pets. Seeing her cute little face makes me want to plead my case for a new pet.

    I agree that you and John need time to be together. Relax, enjoy each others company. Snuggle with Meatball. But please keep writing! I do so love your books!

  2. Lol Gigi.
    Glad your taking a break your only human, anyone who doesn’t like it can shut it. To many people ignore things like time with your spouse. My parents recently found that out and they are much happier now. So take all the time you need and have fun :p
    Washing machine sounds interesting hehe

    And I totally want a little meatball now!!

  3. It’s been fun. Gonna miss SJ’s pithy little comments on my behavior. I hope you get to enjoy lots of sessions. Just a little FYI – an out of balance washing machine can be a lot of fun. Try to enjoy the laundry.

  4. Thanks so much for the willing support, you guys. To understand and give that without return demands is a mark of true friendship , maturity and understanding. Not everyone has been this accepting of the change, sad to say… But it showed me some truths that I needed to see. I wonder if I can write a DS verson of Fatal Attraction? Hmmmm…… We could throw in a Pinhead character for Isa!

  5. Meatball is cute as a button! I`ve been host-mama for 2 hedgehogs myself last year – could never tell who was who so I carefully put a little nail polish on their prickles to keep track of the boys – blue for “Isaac” and red for “Newton”… they always tried to bend the laws of physics;)

    I want to say a heartfelt “thank you” to the Hayse` family for the help with my research-project (and to Gigi and Lily;), for the chance to get some insights and the personal experiences I could make in the last months. Time is the most precious gift one can give to another person. It´s a good decision to focus on that, it´s your time together that ranks first! Relax and enjoy, I´m looking forward to whatever posts and books are coming in the future;)

  6. What can I say about meatball???? Absolutely the cutest thing ever! Gotta get me one……lol

    I think that you and John need to do whatever is necessary to give yourselves some relaxation and time together.

    And get to writing more books for us!!! We are a selfish group ya know. We’d like a book a week please! Lol.

    Luv u lots!!!!!!

  7. OMG meatball is sooooo cute…like a lil burr stuck to your shoelaces cute!!

    I think it absolutely wonderful you two are going to spend more time together and concentrate on each other. You have such an amazing relationship. I cant believe how many things you have in the works! Do you sleep?? I also think anything that makes you have a pause in writing needs to stop…cause if I don’t get game plan 3 soon (hint…hint…BIG hint) I’m gonna throw a hissy! Hehe love you guys!!

  8. Awww Meatball is the cutest thing ever. Congrats!! Also a whole month AND you have to do your own laundry?!? That sucks balls!

    On a more serious note, I’m sure everyone will miss his contributions and help immensely but in the end your relationship is the MOST important thing and you have to do anything and everything you can to carve out that time for you just you two. So get busy on your break, you guys deserve it 😉

  9. We love you guys and you if all people deserve to take a special time out! Rest, enjoy each other and get yourselves a much needed breather! Luvs C

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