Friday, July 15, 2011

Feast or famine...


I haven't for the past two nights felt funny anymore and that's, I think, because I wake up prematurely. Tonight I woke up because the cat was licking my head with her rough tongue. It was a strange thing to wake up to, but rather pleasant once I realized what the sensation was. I laid very still so she wouldn't stop. 

Of course, after a while she did and moved on, so I got up and made myself some coffee. I'm waiting for it to put some oomph into my life as I sit here rather listlessly. I'm awake, but not functioning well enough. I'm counting on the caffeine to bring some difference to that.

I didn't have a very rewarding day yesterday. I went back to bed early in the morning without setting the alarm clock and I slept past both my appointments. I didn't wake up until a quarter past noon when it was too late for even the last one. 

At least I got all the sleep I needed and that was a good thing because I was in dire need of it. I had been dragging my butt for a couple of days. In the afternoon I even took a long nap and if the cat hadn't woken me up, I'm sure I would be asleep now. I made sure I set the alarm clock before I went to bed last night because I have a new appointment with my psychiatrist at 11 am. I mustn't miss that one. 

Actually, it wasn't such a very unrewarding day yesterday. It was just a very low key day. It rained for most of it, which didn't bother me too much, except for when I had to walk the dog. We did get a little wet and cold. The rest of the day, at least the part that wasn't spent sleeping, went by quickly. The day was over in no time at all. 

I watched a very satisfying episode of 'A Touch of Frost' and started reading a new book: 'Angels & Insects' by A.S. Byatt. I've always liked her novels and hope to enjoy this one as well. She's a very intelligent writer. The first novel I ever read of her was called 'Possession.' I recommend it for beginners. This novel I have now came from my bookcase from the hoard of books I haven't read yet. It is nice to be in 'possession' of all those books and have my pick.

I need to look through the mail from the last couple of days and see what that's all about, but I'm loathe to do it. I keep putting it off. I'm always afraid that people will want money from me. There's only so much to go around. It's a pain in the neck to get unexpected, official looking mail. You try to determine by the look of the envelope what will be in it, but it is impossible. The only thing to do is to be brave and open it up. 

For one day today the weather is actually going to be nice, but it is an exception. The sun will be shining and there will be no rain. The temperatures will be decent and there will be no cold wind like there was yesterday. After that there will be rain again. 

It is a very strange summer and we've had no hot weather to speak of since May. People are booking last minute vacations like crazy. Double the amount that they were last year.

I need to go back to bed to sleep for a few more hours. Not that I'm now sleepy or anything. I may get so once I'm under the duvet. 

Have a great day.

Ciao,
Nora

6 comments:

Maggie May said...

It is a warm/hot summers day here.

Glad you are getting on OK and that you're finding things to do and feeling a tad better.
Hope it continues.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Twain12 said...

I finally picked up a Book myself yesterday..."A Clash of Kings" by George R. R. Martin. It is fantasy and not the books i normally read. But i started to watch the TV series Game of Thrones and decided to read the books (it is a series of Books)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Song_of_Ice_and_Fire
I love fantasy and SyFy movies , so i figure i might like the books too. Have a good weekend ♥

Milla said...

Possession is just wonderful, also, I think, her best. I did a run of disappointing early ones, The Game and Virgin in the Garden but they were too wordy whereas Possession was sublime. So I left her for a decade or 2 and then really enjoyed The Children's Book though it wouldn't be for everyone.

I loved, in a horror-show way, your cat licking your HEAD! and you LIKED it?! OK. I can hear it from here, that rasp.
Good luck with psych. Don't tell 'em about the cat ...

Verna Wilder said...

I loved The Children's Book. Glad to hear you're reading A.S. Byatt. Reminds me I have others of hers on the shelves of unread books. It took me three times to get into Possession, but when I did, I was hooked! Enjoyed reading this sweet post. Hope you got some sleep!

Wisewebwoman said...

I'm with you on A.S. both of those I loved and you have to see the movie rendition of Angels, the colours alone are extraordinary. Good luck with the psych and I love the cat licking your head, could be the gel.
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VioletSky said...

it is very hot and humid here this weekend. (38C) and we could do with some of that rain were were drowning in back in May!

My cat used to like to like my hair after it had been washed. I kept changing the shampoo, but maybe she just like clean hair. the sound would drive me nuts, though!