Sunday, January 25, 2009
I just woke up from a nap and I was so hungry for something good to eat, that I ate 7 slices off the Überhund's farmer's sausage meat and it tasted delicious. Now, this is coming from a vegetarian of all people, mind you. I never thought I would say those words, but it was simply delicious.
Maybe, just maybe, I miss eating meat after all. I am going to have to give this a long hard think and see if there is room in my diet for maybe something like chicken or beef, but not pork, no, no, because I don't like the way pigs are raised and transported. And it would have to be lunch meat, because I can't eat regular meat, it is too chunky for my gastric band. Look, a whole other source of potential vitamins and minerals is opening up for me. I'll let you know what I decide.
Yesterday I cleaned house, so I thought that today I would take it easy. It was my intention to watch many good programs on television, but I fell asleep instead. Not that it's a bad thing, of course, but I do have to save some sleep for the nighttime. I can't think of a better way to keep me awake than writing a post.
I swept all the floors with a broom and then swept the area rug in front of the sofa very briskly with the broom also and it worked very well, because much dirt came out of it. Then I treated the Überhund for fleas and washed his bedding. I still need to tackle the cats, but I need an extra pair of hands for that, so I'll wait until the Exfactor is here again some day.
I changed the bed and did two loads of laundry and cleaned the bathroom floor on my knees. Much dog and cat hair collects there and gets stuck to the tiles. I cleaned the wash basin and the toilet and I would like to say that everything sparkles, but it is only clean. There is no sparkle like there is on the TV commercials.
I still need to dust everywhere really well, but I was not in the mood for it and will do that on another day when I am much inspired. There are also cobwebs to be gotten rid off. Those suckers seem to appear overnight, because I suddenly discover them all one day and realize how many of them there are. I have a special sort of broom to get rid of them, but I can't figure out how to get the cobwebs out of the broom. It is better to vacuum them. That's a very satisfying job, especially when you get the spider to go with it. Don't 'oh, poor spider' me.
My sister vacuums her dog and he likes it very much, but I doubt that the Überhund would allow me to do that. I have never tried it, but I have a feeling that he would become very indignant. He is not scared of the vacuum cleaner and only reluctantly moves out of the way, but still. I may give it a try some day, we'll see.
My funky cats are indoor cats all winter. They only go outside to do their thing, while there is a litter box inside that they never use. I don't mind that, of course. No schlepping around bags of cat litter. The three of them hang out inside constantly, trying to find interesting things to do. Sometimes they have the crazy 30 minutes and they all chase each other around the apartment.
The best thing is to leave empty boxes and bags sitting around, so they can crawl inside of them and scare each other half to death by suddenly jumping out of them. I have one chair with a slipcover to the ground and it's an excellent place for one cat to ambush another cat that happens to innocently walk by. The Überhund always intervenes in these skirmishes, because he thinks they are misbehaving and he tries to separate them and looks at me helplessly when it doesn't work. Sometimes Toby hits him over the head when he gets in the way too much.
I don't know what I would do without the animals. They are a constant source of amusement to me. Their presence in the apartment makes the place feel alive. I will always have pets, but never a gerbil in a cage or a canary in a bird cage. Too confining. Trapped animals make me nervous.
Well, that about does it for me. I hope you had a nice Sunday and that you didn't waste it quite the way I did, although there's something to be said for complete peace and quiet also. Very low stress, for one thing.