Monday, February 23, 2009
Contrary to what you may believe, I did not actually sit behind the computer all day. I did do some useful things such as wash the dishes and pick up hands full of dog hair and empty out ashtrays and dust some table surfaces. I even walked the dog 3 times and washed my hair again to get all the wax out that I had smeared into it in my enthusiasm to look good. I also made cigarettes and watched sports on TV, which was actually kind of boring, but it was something else to do. I also made the bed and watered some plants (not all of them needed to be watered).
Washing my hair is turning out the easiest thing to do. I can do it in three minutes flat. I stick my head under the faucet and wash it with olive soap (for my eczema), rinse it, grab the towel, rub it dry (which it is instantly). My hair stands up straight in the air and I apply hairspray to it and push it into place here and there and, voilá, I am done and look smashing. Easy as pie. No messing with the wax.
Taking a shower should be as easy, but it isn't with the peeling off of all the layers of clothing and the enormous water ballet it ends up being if the shower curtain doesn't hang just so in the right place so the water doesn't escape into the rest of the bathroom. It's a tricky thing and spoils your shower time. I do have a wonderful scrub thing that turns the shower gel into lots of suds and scrubs your whole body clean and pink. So that's the good part.
The Überhund stays well away from the bathroom when I'm taking a shower. I think he's afraid that I'll make him come in. He's there when I do everything else, but not when the shower is running.
Since I don't know anything about the first 7 years of his life, it's always a guess as to why he dislikes some things so much. For instance, when I first got him, he disliked getting hugged and kissed very much and would not give me a kiss if I asked for it. Now he will let me hug and kiss him if I go about it gently, but he still dislikes giving kisses, though he will do it if I really want him to, but I don't push him that far that often. He comes with his instruction booklet too, just like I do. We're two peas in a pod.
It's the middle of the night now, or you could say that it is almost very early in the morning. I don't know why I'm still up. I've taken all of my medication and should be getting sleepy. It's such a bummer if you don't go to bed when you're supposed to because the will to sleep isn't there. I've slept on the sofa, so I did get some sleep, but I woke up at an inopportune moment and was wide awake then.
There is always a large part of me that's so excited about being awake that I have no thought of going to bed then. Maybe I should throw myself into the nightlife at that time. The cafés stay open all night, after all. I have no experience with this so I have no idea what I would be letting myself in for. I'm a babe in the woods, although I know people who stay out until 4:30 in the morning and I could easily join them. Although I'm no party animal and a big crowd and loud music would probably be wasted on me and so would a large number of drinks. I just have to try it some night and see what I think of it. People don't start really going out here until 10 PM, so that is kind of late, but it would fit in with my schedule.
Now I think I will go to bed. I am sufficiently tired. First I am going to eat something good .
Good night, everyone, see you at sunrise.