Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A thunderstorm and a cup of coffee...


Thunder and lightning are heaving across the nighttime sky. Rain is pouring down hard. I am sat quite cozily inside and am only a bit worried about the elements that are playing their parts right over the top of the apartment. It is a little bit frightening when you see the sky light up and hear the loud crack of the thunder and how it then continues to rumble across the sky. 

I suppose it makes me feel vulnerable. I'll feel better once the storm has moved on. At least I'm not as bad as my paternal grandmother who, I was told, moved under the dining table when there was a thunderstorm. I can imagine her doing this because she was a small, nervous woman who was easily scared of things. 

A dining table seems like a good place to hide under. They were sturdily built in those days. Nothing like those flimsy things we have now.

I can pretend nothing is the matter and sit here and drink my cup of coffee and for the dog's sake stay very calm because he is a bit scared. The coffee tastes very nice too. It's giving me nerves of steel.

The dog got his vaccinations today. He had not been to the vet in a long time and for some reason he was very much impressed this time. He stuck close to me and eyed the vet suspiciously. He was certainly well behaved and giving him his shot was no problem, but it was funny to see him so very much on guard and subdued. He wanted to make friends with the vet, but wasn't too sure how to go about it.

As soon as we were outside, he was his old self again, but the memory of how he was in there will stay with me for a while. It was a side of him that I had not seen before and in a way it was very endearing and made me love him all the more. He had counted on me for a good outcome. We had ourselves a good bonding ritual when we got home. 

In my present mood, I was a bit bored with the day. I had to stay home because of the domestic help and took a nap while she was here because I didn't know what else to do and the nap was welcome. The domestic help gets to play house while I sleep and she always makes some changes for me to discover. I think that is endearing too because it shows she cares. 

I'm going back to bed now and I hope I sleep for a long time and am not up early like I was yesterday because it makes the day last too long. I don't know what to do with myself so early in the morning. Nobody needs me at that time. The phone better not ring before I'm ready to get up. 

Have a good day.

Ciao,
Nora

4 comments:

Connie Rose said...

I hope you're sleeping peacefully while I write this. So glad your mania has passed, and I sure hope your new med regime keeps it from coming back again for a good while.

I'm ready for a good rain, myself. I love the sun, but I also love having a reason to stay inside, listening to the rain outside and enjoying the cool air coming in through the windows.

Much love.

pinklea said...

We've had a very rainy day here too, though no thunder or lightning. The howling wind woke me up at 6 am, and then the rain began pouring down in buckets. It really was a nice change (and I didn't have to water the flowerpots on my back patio), but I'd be happy if the sun was back tomorrow.

Maggie May said...

I really hope that the storm isn't heading our way .... as I have to go out no matter what.
It is sticky and there is that horrible feeling just before a storm. I expect that is where the saying * a lull before the storm* comes from.

In the last war, when I was born, my mum used to let me sleep under a sturdy table in case of an air raid bringing the house down. it was very sturdy.
I don't think it would make any difference in modern warfare, would it?
It is too horrible to anticipate.

Hope your day goes well and that your little Tyke gets over his ordeal at the vets.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Bernie said...

I love that no matter how Maggie's days are uncomfortable she always takes time to visit her friends and leave a positive note.
Hope you were able to go back to sleep and sleep in. I honestly like a good storm but we have had a few thunder/lightening storms this past year that have woken me up and frightened me.....not good!
Hope you had a great day....:-)Hugs