Working In Cupcakes – Rockin’ Friends

by Sherry Riter in Bella {a dog's story}  

Bella and Cupcake Pajamas

Most of my days consists of working in one form or the other.

I have a full time job outside of the home, three jobs while at home and a twenty-four hour a day job as a mother. Of course, I like the last one the most. Obviously, I have very little free, fun time.

Alyssa is very engaged in completing school and starting a career as well as all the other activities with friends, family or work. She isn’t home nearly as much as she used to and so I miss her often.

However, I’m never alone.

No matter how many hours I sit in my cupcake pajamas at the computer while working at home, I have a constant companion.


Sometimes she curls into a little ball and other times she stretches out on my lap. She refuses to go to bed until I do each night, so even now she is sound asleep and softly snoring. Not only is she very warm like my own little heating blanket, but I find her presence very comforting.

It’s almost unfathomable that a tiny animal can calm the chaos in my mind and the pain in my heart, but she does daily. So while you read all the posts I type, you can imagine the scene around me…

Bella on my lap softly snoring.

Turtle’s tank is making a flowing water sound as the pump keeps the water moving and clean.

The tippity tap of the keys can be heard as I type.

Sometimes there is soft music in the background, but most of the time it is just peaceful silence.

It is quiet unless someone knocks at the front door and then Bella wakes up, leaps off my lap and starts barking like a crazed animal gone wild!

Of course, that always gives me the opportunity to get up, stretch while I walk to the kitchen and eat a real cupcake instead of just looking at them on my pajamas.

“Dogs are our link to paradise.
They don’t know evil
or jealousy
or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside
on a glorious afternoon
is to be back in Eden,
where doing nothing
was not boring–it was peace.”

~Milan Kundera~

Rockin' Friends Spotlight of the Week

This is the weekly post where I spotlight my Rockin’ Friends who are the Top Nine active participants and loyal followers in my community! If you want to be mentioned here next week, then all it takes is to come in and start chatting with everyone in my community.

With a big thank you for their participation and friendship, here are the Rockin’ Friends this week in order of most participation:

I’m so glad that I’ve been able to become friends with these lovely ladies who are so active in my community. I encourage you to add their blogs to your blogroll, but also come over and chat with us in my community.

For everyone mentioned in the top nine this week, feel free to grab the Rockin’ Friend badge below and thank you for your participation!!

Rockin' Friend

Until the spotlight next week…Happy Chatting Rockin’ Friends!

Don’t forget to add your blog URL to the Linky at Woo Us To Your Blog and learn blogging tips that will help you have a polished blog and to increase your traffic! This week it is all about getting those images and photos to load quickly! Do you know the secrets?

Until next week…Kiss your family, hug your friends and don’t forget to be the friend you would like to have around.

The Redhead Riter


This post was written by...

Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lori March 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I miss having a dog. Prince was our family collie and Goldie was my dog I rescued in college from The Dumb Friends League. Now we have 4 cats and I love them all, but there's something special about having a dog as a family member. Your Bella is just beautiful!

Congrats to all the Rockin' Friends! Hope it's a great week fro everyone!


2 bluecottonmemory March 7, 2011 at 7:18 pm

I will be checking them out. I so love PJ and Katlupe:)


3 Jenny March 8, 2011 at 4:56 am

my companion is a cat! I have a pair of fluffy pink pj pants that I love to wear.


4 Bev March 9, 2011 at 3:03 am

Thanks Red, you rock too! Hope your week gets better.


Leave a Comment

"How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment
when we realize we have discovered a friend."

~William E. Rothschild~

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.
I respond back to all comments.


Previous post:

Next post: