Monday, June 29, 2009

No Dawdling.

If I don't dawdle I can very quickly write a post before I have to get my act together. I am sitting here in the early morning and have been up for awhile, because I went to sleep early last night. It was wonderful, I couldn't keep my eyes open and laid down in the bed like the Lady of Shallot and drifted off to sleep and dreamed intricate symbolic dreams that were very meaningful to me and give me food for thought.

It is creative therapy day and I'm looking forward to it very much. I will be working on that circular doodle that I'm coloring with ink as I go along. I'm hoping it will turn out even better than the other three, because there will be much less black in it. You learn as you go along and you learn from you probable errors, even if they are little ones. I don't mind that, as long as there is headway.

I've forgotten to put out the trash, because I went to sleep so early and just now the trash man came by. It was too late for me to run out half dressed to put my bag out. Well, it isn't the first time I have forgotten and I will just have double the trash next week. I pay per bag, so it's no big deal.

You must have all noticed that my mood has become "normal" again. It has for a few days now, but I didn't want to mention it in case it was just a freak occurrence and I'd start cycling again, but I'm pretty sure it's over now. This is a great relief to me, because there is nothing nicer than knowing in what sort of mood you will be all day long and to have it be mostly upbeat is a nice bonus.

The things to do are, eat on time, drink something nutritious regularly, get away from the computer on time, rest every once in a while and go to sleep on time, no matter what time that is. Oh yes, and take breaks from whatever you do. In my case I get to walk the dog and make cigarettes and sit by the dining table for a while and look out the window and contemplate my navel, which is highly underrated. You must contemplate your navel regularly.

I got up this morning and had to give the cats fresh milk and kibbles and the dog clean water. There's always so much to keep your eye on and the cats will give off signals, but the dog doesn't let on anything. He'd go thirsty all day if I didn't pay attention. Sometimes I feel like a mother hen, busy clucking over her chicks, making sure my brood is safe and sound.

I suppose that's very similar to motherhood, if I think back on it, except that having animals is easier, because you don't constantly have to pick them up and reassure them that you love them. They come to you to be petted, but if you don't have time, they aren't traumatized and they just wait for the next opportunity. They also don't cry when they fall over, because they don't, having four feet to stand on. They also eat everything in their dish and go to sleep without making a fuss.

I have to decide what I'm going to wear. It's going to be a hot day today with lots of sunshine. I think T-shirt and denim skirt day, but not the mini one, because I'll have bare legs and I don't want to show too much of them to the world. I think I'm past the age of showing a lot of leg. Maybe Tina Turner can do that, but she's got a nice pair.

Right, I'll get the show on the road now. I've got to do all my morning chores in a hurry.

Have a terrific day, hope the weather treats you nice.



Gail said...

Have a wondefula= day, sounds like it has begun well.

Stinking Billy said...

Irene, I was sat back in this chair and quietly enjoying your post - until you mentioned Tina Turner's legs and commented that she has a nice pair. I'm afraid I have to disagree, sweetheart, and I am sure that yours must be better. Get the mini-skirt on, woman! ;-) x x

Anonymous said...

I've forgotten to do the bins once or twice too! And you're right about the animals. It's a wonderful thing to have children but just as wonderful to have animals.

CJ xx

Maggie May said...

It would be a tragedy if I forgot the bins as they are only emptied fortnightly and they will not take anything that isn't in the bin with the lid pressed down.

I love that picture on your header! The Lady Of Shalot.

Frances said...

reading sinking billy - stinking sorry, I forgot what I was going to say.
You got in control of this one. You seem to have a way of doing it. Behavioural therapy applied to yourself when you catch yourself out in time.
legs. I wouldn't mind having Tina's - at least they are nice and brown and not too wobbly.... LOLLL maybe my standards are lower than Stinking's?

Maureen said...

Ha! Yes, Tina Turner certainly has a great set of legs! I rarely wear skirts or dresses... my legs are past the point of showing off, sadly.