Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Affectionately yours...

It's not so early in the morning for a change, because I actually managed to sleep a little later than usual. How I did this, I don't know. I'm surprised myself, but I do feel well rested now and I won't have to go back to bed to sleep some more. I won't have a chance for that anyway, because my Wednesday personal helper is going to be here this morning and I do have to be dressed and ready before she gets here. 

I'm having my coffee now and have just about used up the last of the milk. The Exfactor didn't make it over here yesterday to do the groceries because of the weather, but he will be here today instead. The conditions have grown somewhat milder and the snow is even melting a bit. 

I've had to make things last and was down to the last of the milk and out of juice and completely out of rawhide bones for Tyke, which he always gets at night when we go to bed. They keep him occupied and out of trouble. At least, they are supposed to. It doesn't always work. Sometimes he devours them in a hurry and has spare time left to go look for ways to entertain himself. 

Luckily, I had lemonade left, so when I was really thirsty, as I am so often, I could drink tall glasses of that, but I miss drinking cold milk and can't wait to have that in the refrigerator again. I have it set on the coldest temperature so the milk will be extra cold.

I went on the bathroom scale this morning and had lost another 2 kilos and am now just about the weight I'm supposed to be. I'm one kilo over, but I'm sure I'll lose that too. Especially now that I've cut back on the anti-psychotics, because that's the medication that makes you gain weight, no matter how well you watch what you eat. You can eat like a bird and still gain weight. It's very frustrating. 

I have to call the hairdresser today and make an appointment to get my hair cut. It's gotten completely unruly and only looks good when I've just washed it. It's about time that I go to the hairdresser. It's a treat I enjoy and I haven't been for a while. I've been short of money and had to wait for the right opportunity. It's presented itself now. It will be nice to have my hair cut into a decent style again. Something I can easily manage and that is back into shape in no time after I've washed it. You do have to maintain your short haircut. You can't neglect it. That's the one drawback of having short hair. 

I have to get dressed. It's time to get the day started. Several chores await me. It will be nice to get some things done before my personal helper gets here. I'm terribly thirsty and need to drink several glasses of ice cold lemonade before my thirst is quenched. Off I go. 

Have a nice day.



Gail said...

You are sounding chipper today.

I have missed how the spn visit went...making looking in the wrong place, hope it did go well.

More weight lost and I have found it. Congrautlations, you shall have nothing to wear!!

You choice of art to display is delightful. I look forward to seeing your own art when you rejoin the creative classes.

Have a wondeful day, may your snow melt and may you always be blessed with cold milk.

Twain12 said...

congrats on the weight loss, enjoy your haircut

Bev said...

Congratulations on the weight loss.

Scamp likes those hide bones too and hides them in the garden.x

Bernie said...

Good for you, I love how you keep your weight under control.
Enjoy your hair cut Nora, I had mine cut and streaked yesterday. It looks good but it is expensive isn't it.
Hope your day was wonderful and you now have lots of milk in your refrigerator.......:-)Hugs

Maggie May said...

Wonderful about the weight loss. I have a way to go! I think I eat more in this cold weather to try and stay warm.
Have a good night!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

John M. Mora said...

Merry Christmas, Irene - all my very best, my friend.....take care.

The kids want a dog - talk me out of it.

Wisewebwoman said...

Goodonya with the weight gone. What causes this thirst have you mentioned to doc? Is it excessive?
Here I go worrying about you again.
Good luck with the hair, my last cut and colour was disastrous, I'm trying to grow it out.

Jocelyn said...

Do you ever make ice? Some people even put it in their milk! And do you drink lots of water? Just thinking...

A haircut as one of Life's Treats is so true--maybe this is the season to let yourself feel that joy.

Jocelyn said...

Do you ever make ice? Some people even put it in their milk! And do you drink lots of water? Just thinking...

A haircut as one of Life's Treats is so true--maybe this is the season to let yourself feel that joy.