Monday, April 06, 2009
Another good Monday.
I am very merrily sitting here behind the computer with my mug of decaf and my cigarettes, The Überhund has had his dinner and been for a walk, so the evening is mine to do with as I please. I've opened the mail that had been laying there since Friday and it turned out not to be anything important. So that's load of my mind, because I was kind of hesitant to open it, expecting something complicated. Now my mind is at ease. Some envelopes have such an imposing look about them and are so hefty that you expect all sorts of complicated forms to fill out that are going to determine the rest of your life, but nothing could have been further from this truth,
So I sit here with my mind at ease for now, knowing that at least for this evening, everything is according to the status quo and the sky is not falling. I don't need to be chicken little and go around shouting my head off. What a relief and on top of that, there was no new mail at all today, which happens very often on Monday and that is always a nice thing in my book. No mail means no bills to subtract from my dwindling bank account. Fourteen days until payday, I always eke out those days.
I spent 70 minutes this morning drinking coffee and waking up from my long deep sleep. I petted the impatient Überhund, who was more than ready to go out, but I just couldn't get a move on. Then, finally, I got up and did everything in a hurry, because I realized I was going to be late for creative therapy if I didn't get the show on the road.
I dressed as fast as I could in my lacy tights, because the weather was going to be nice, slapped some make up on, fixed my hair and took the dog out for a mini walk. Then I still had time for a final mug of coffee and to make some cigarettes and hop on my bike, to get there with room to spare. I had an espresso in the smoking room and socialized with the other smokers until it was time to start our activities.
I put the finishing touches to my latest sculpture and when I was done with it after an hour's worth of work, we realized that it sort of had collapsed upon itself, because the clay was kind of soft. The group therapist was able to fix the problem with pieces of cloth and wood to jimmy it back up and now it is sitting under a piece of plastic gathering strength until it is ready to dry. Oh yes, I also have to hollow it out before it dries. This to prevent it from shattering in the oven.
I've started on something new, but I don't now if my heart is really into it, and I may start over again from scratch and make something entirely different. It's not something that I'm really getting excited about and I do require a certain amount of that to make a good start of it.
Unfortunately, soon enough, it was time to go home and I rode my bike home in the beautiful weather and walked the Überhund when I got there without wearing a jacket. It was lovely outside and the sun was shining all over the place.
Then I had to make a shopping list and go to the supermarket where I stocked up on everything and rode my heavily loaded bike home without getting into an accident, although at times I was riding in the middle of the road, due to lack of coordination. The shopping bag on my handlebar was very heavy. I had to make two trips to get all the groceries inside and then I ate lunch and took a nap on the sofa, of which I was rudely awakened by the telephone and I was not very coherent. Seeing as though it was the Exfactor, this was not much of a problem.
I never did fully recuperate from my interrupted nap and even now I am still yawning, so it promises to be an early evening, unless I nap again and wake up later and have to start the whole thing over again. I have been known to do that. I have an appointment at 9:45 AM with my new psychiatrist, so I do have to get up at a decent hour and put myself together well to make a good impression. My SPN will be there too, so I won't feel quite so lonely and intimidated.
The Exfactor has been going on daily bike rides when the weather permits and he takes photographs and sends me the good ones to put on my blog, so I will put the ones he sent today on here. It will give you an idea of how things look here right now.
That's all I have to tell you, so here are the photographs.