Limerick: JHolland Update

Not much has been seen on the Preoccupied blog…

I’ve been on travel, then returned to a serious backlog!

Not an appointment slot free

Laundry waiting for me

The past few days have been quite the slog!


While I was gone, I’m happy to say

The Young Love celebrated a very special day!

After a couple of months of regrowth

On not one eyelid, but both

His eyelashes earned him an XBox to play!




Hubby taught his favorite duckling a trick that’s a lark:

He holds up a grasshopper, and the duck leaps like a shark

Hubby proudly dubbed him “Jaws”

As we all dutifully applause

As the duck snatches the treat in an exquisite arc!


Yesterday evening, we had quite the scare…

Mom called crying, and tearing at her hair!

The gate was unlatched

She thought her new puppy was snatched…

And she’d searched with no luck… Despair!


I dutifully posted pics on the local Lost/Found page

On Facebook and Craigslist, and offered my aid…

The news spread fast

Then Mom found her at last

In the yard cowering under bushes, of firecrackers afraid!


I caught up on the two Hannibal episodes I’d missed…

And was pleased by the drubbing Crawford  dealt with his fists!

Just 2 more episodes to go

Before Francis Dolarhyde shows

Can’t help but wonder if the poor ratings will persist!


So I’m glad to be back blogging, but one problem remains:

I don’t have much to blog about; writer’s block to blame!

I hope Richard’s killer debut

Might inspire me anew

So I can finally get back in the game!









  1. Esther · July 6, 2015

    Congratulations to the young love for succeeding on the eyelashes front! And welcome back. 🙂

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    • jholland · July 6, 2015

      Thanks, Esther! Since he didn’t get to go on the Colorado trip with the girls, we thought it would make a nice “consolation” prize!


  2. Helen · July 6, 2015

    What Esther said! 🙂


  3. Servetus · July 6, 2015

    There are some new pix to look at. Glad you’re itching to limerick again!


    • jholland · July 6, 2015

      Oh, yes. And I’ve been looking at one in particular. Boy, have I been looking. LOL

      Liked by 1 person

  4. linnetmoss · July 7, 2015

    Some good news in there to go with the scare 🙂
    Glad to hear that the puppy was recovered, the eyelashes are restored and Jaws is maintaining a hearty appetite!


    • jholland · July 7, 2015

      Yes, all-in-all, a good update! It’s funny how much Hubby enjoys those ducks! (We all do, but they were my idea… had a huge problem with grasshoppers a few years ago… a serious plague eating all my decorative plants on the deck… I researched natural pest control and learned that Muscovy ducks are hell on grasshoppers and mosquito larvae, so I ordered some ducklings… now Hubby has become a serious duck aficionado!) Hardly a day goes by that I don’t receive some sort of text update or duck photo detailing funny duck exploits!

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      • linnetmoss · July 7, 2015

        Love the ducks! And do you get eggs as a bonus?


        • jholland · July 7, 2015

          No, because unlike the chickens, they hide their nests really well, usually under an old farm implement like a brush hog, or other mystery location. We almost never know where the mamas are when they start “setting”… they disappear then reappear about a month later with ducklings! We do gather the chicken eggs, though!

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  5. Hariclea · July 8, 2015

    ah good news 🙂 and glad you’re back, cute duck pic as well 🙂


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