Saturday, March 07, 2009

Because it's Saturday.

Because it is Saturday, I am postponing the start of the day again. Well, I am famous for that, aren’t I? If there is one thing that I’m very good at, it is postponement.

I am sitting here in my bathrobe with my second mug of coffee and the dog is laying by my feet. He has completely given up on me. I think there was some hope when I got up to answer the phone, but he then realized that it was a false alarm and he just had to lie down again.

I am finding it difficult to write a post. I have been writing in six sentences and now it is hard to write in more. I keep wanting to make my point after I have written five.

I had my hair cut shorter on Thursday afternoon. A very nice girl who had never cut my hair did it and she did a good job. She agreed that it had not been cut short enough the first time and then refused to charge me for the job she did. What service! Now I have a very good haircut and a new hairdresser who does a good job on my hair. I am not made up and dressed yet, so I can’t take a picture, but I will do that later today and show you what I look like.

I met a friend in town yesterday afternoon and we sat on the heated terrace of Café Monopole. I had a cappuccino and a glass of dry white wine and she had a tea. I ate her chocolate and her cookie as well as my own. She is watching her weight. I am too, watching it, I am.

We walked into town and I bought a very nice long sweater on sale for 5 Euros. That’s like giving it away, isn’t it? I paid for it with all the change that I had in my wallet, so it wasn’t even real money. Real money is when it is paper and not coins and 20 cent pieces.

I caught the bus home and immediately tried on the sweater with my mini skirt and a pair of gray leggings and my not so tough boots. It al looked great and I was happy. See how easy it is to make me happy these days? All it takes is 5 Euros. I paid more for my cappuccino and white wine.

The Exfactor was here yesterday to do his laundry. I left him when the machine was in its spin cycle. He also walked the dog for me and it was very funny to observe them walking down the street together, because the Überhund was definitely taking advantage of the situation and dragging the Exfactor along with him. He can be such a bad dog.

I am as good as over my dip. I am not jubilating and shouting off the roof tops, but I am also not staring down a dark hole. I feel very quiet, as if I don’t have a lot to say and all my words have been swallowed up. I put much effort into making conversation so as to not seem unkind, but I was awfully quiet at creative therapy, which maybe is not that surprising considering everything.

People very quickly think you’re in a bad mood when you’re quiet, so you have to reassure them that you’re not. Sometimes I just have no idea what to talk about and idle chit chat seems impossible. I’m always glad when there is someone there who is a talker, so I can listen and just nod and say, “Yes, no, I see, you’re right, etc.”

Well, now I really do have to get the day started. The poor dog needs to eat and go for his walk. I am such a bad person for prolonging it so.

Have a great day, all of you. Enjoy your Saturday.



Maggie May said...

I hate it when you feel compelled to talk all the time. Mind you I CAN talk when I get onto a pet subject but I do quite like an easy silence if both people are comfortable with it.
Glad to hear that you are over your worst part of your blip.I think it is the fear of never coming out of it that is the worst part of the whole thing.
Enjoy your afternoon/ evening, Irene.X

aims said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the new haircut.

I know the state you are in - just go with it.

Wisewebwoman said...

I know what you mean, Irene, 5 euro can make me over the moon, happier than even a new car purchase.
I've some lovely music on now, it spills through the whole house and I'm planning on cooking a lovely roast for friends. the simple things in life.

Maureen said...

I read your work on 6 Sentences... not surprising that I found it wonderful! You are so creative, I can see why you enjoy it there so.

I desperately want a long sweater as well; something I can throw on at work when my office is cold (which can be in either winter or summer!).

I love what you said about 'real money', and I have to agree... we have dollar and two dollar coins in Canada, so when I can pay for something from my change purse, it seems like nothing! Sometimes it can add up to quite a bit and it almost seems like found money.

Hope the rest of your day was terrific in your boots!

jeannette stgermain said...

Hi Irene,
by now it's late in the evening at your place. I can't see why you can't write a short post... Many do a short post of two paragraphs, or one if they have a pic! I do long post, because I keep adding 5 of 20 times haha - have a nice Sunday in your new long sweater- is that is fashion now in Holl.?

laurie said...

good job on the sweater! i liked this post. it felt content.

Grit said...

absolutely with the coinage! if i can scoop up all those pennies and save the note, then it is a BARGAIN and DESTINY was there!