Monday, February 21, 2011

Whatever feels right...

I've slept enough and I feel that I'm ready to face the day. I don't feel any dread because today is Monday. I'm excited about it, as a matter of fact. Not that there is anything in particular to be excited about. Nothing special is going to happen, except that the sun is going to shine today, although it will be cold, but that's a small price to pay for sunshine. 

It's been so dreary lately that I'll more than welcome the sun. I've seen enough gray skies for a while, even if no rain falls out of them. Some rain would have been nice, there would have been a purpose to all the clouds that covered the sky, although it's a good thing that the wintry showers that were predicted for yesterday didn't materialize. Snow and rain would not have been welcome. It's a good thing that the predictions turn out wrong so often. 

I visited my sister yesterday and had two cappuccinos and two Italian cookies that made me burp even though I dunked them, which made them very easy to eat. It's very hard to indulge in something good. It's best done when on my own, but I never have cookies in the apartment, especially not Italian ones. It does make me eat very little of something sinful. I don't need to worry about gaining weight because I'm over indulging. 

It was cold on my bike and I wore a scarf and gloves. There was a cold wind blowing. I pedaled as quickly as I could to get out of the cold.  Luckily, because it was Sunday, there was not a lot of traffic and I could go fast and not worry about getting into an accident. I hardly hit the brakes. All that exercise is good for my knee and the more I use it, the less it hurts. It's when I sit and do nothing that it starts to bother me. 

My nephew had borrowed some English language novels from me to read for his English class and he had settled on Beloved from Toni Morrison, which I think is an excellent book to read. I hope he enjoys it as much as I did and that he gets a good grade on it. It was not the book that I thought he was going to choose. I thought it was going to be too difficult for him to read. I put it in the selection because I thought it was a challenge. He took me up on it.

Tyke was very happy to see me when I came home. He wagged his whole body and we had quite a welcoming ceremony. Poor Gandhi didn't stand a chance. She had to be greeted later when things had calmed down and she could sit on my lap. The animals aren't alone much because I'm not gone very often, so it's a big deal when I have been. They act like abandoned children. 

I think I will go do some chores. I didn't do much yesterday on account of it being Sunday. Things do accumulate. 

Have a nice day.



Maggie May said...

It is lovely when pets greet you after a long absence!
That happened to me yesterday after a day by the sea and my rabbits were waiting in their run, getting very excited when they saw me come in. Of course, they knew that food wasn't very far away. I think thats what you call cupboard love!

It is very dull but dry today.... so far. But rain is forecast unfortunately.
It is a dull month February, I think. March offers much more hope!

Hope your nephew gets a good grade with your book.Then you will feel you have contributed to his success!
Enjoy your sunshine!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Gail said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a Sunday.

Bev said...

As for the cookies, a little bit of what you fancy does you good! You are very disciplined not to have any temptations in your house.

Sounds like you really enjoyed your day. x

Nora said...

Bev, it's best not to have any temptations in the apartment, I would just eat them all slowly but surely. I would find a way.


Twain12 said...

it was sunny here too but the wind was bitter. I also hate those gray days that don't do anything...i rather have it raining than just being dreary. sounds like you had a nice visit and i'm glad your knee is doing a little better