Sunday, July 26, 2009

The best cup of coffee in town...

I bought a bottle of cleaning vinegar and used the whole thing to clean the Senseo machine and I now have the best and strongest, creamiest, most foamy coffee in town and I can't wait to get the next cup, that's how good it is. Boy, did that make a difference! Remind me to do this again on time, because it sure makes for a better cup of coffee. I didn't know what I'd been missing, little by little getting a worse cup of coffee all the time. I must do this once a month, or else...

´t Was a quiet day, well, except for the music that came out of the very good speakers of my computer. I had it tuned to a Deezer radio station and turned up loud enough so that talking on the phone was a little bit difficult. The bass boomed heavily and I had to turn it down both times my sisters called. The radio station is great, except that they don´t announce the artist or the name of the song, so I am in the dark as to what I´m listening to, which is a shame.

Oh, never mind what I just wrote there. I just quite accidentally figured out a way to tell what I´m listening to. It did that by trying to listen to an album they were advertising Mmm...strange! Sometimes I don´t know why things work the way they do. There´s some deep lying logic beneath it all.

So anyway, I went to the store and my new bike bags can hold as many, if not more groceries than the old bike bags. I can stow away quite a few things in there, which is good, because it means less heavy stuff in the bag I carry on my handlebars. I even managed to get two boxes of that good cat food, since the cats are eating it like there´s no tomorrow. I have to restrict their intake, because money still doesn´t grow on trees.

I bought Brie and Camembert, because they had the cheap kind of the latter also, so Jesker and I have been in heaven. Jesker very daintily eats his piece, like a connoisseur or a food critic for the Times. I think eating cheese could be a great hobby of his, except that he seems to be just a tat lactose intolerant. Nothing serious, just a little windy, etc.

I´ve stopped putting antibiotic ointment in his eyes, because it only seems to make them worse and I´m going to go to the herbal medicine shop and get something for his eyes there. The more I think about it, the more I think it is an allergic reaction, maybe even to the ointment itself. I check his eyes three times a day to see if they get any worse and they haven´t yet. The left one is even clearing up. So, keep your fingers crossed.

I had planned to do a lot of chores yesterday, but not much came of it. I did the dishes and cleaned up the kitchen and then took a long nap on the sofa. Then I went to Pen 10 and Six Sentences and read the short stories there and added comments where I felt I had something to add. I also wrote two short stories and you can read those here and here. I just shake them out of my sleeve, as we say here, so don´t expect any great literature, they are mostly exercises to keep me in shape and I feel I have to contribute something after making so many comments. Some improvement could have been made if I had spent more time on them, but that is talking after the fact.

Wait, there is the edit function!

I´m sitting here now in the middle of the night undecided about what to do. I took my sleeping pill, but I don´t notice it at all. I spent all evening asleep on the sofa, but that normally does not deter me from going to my bed to sleep some more. I´ve got my pajamas on, so that´s not the problem. Well, I´m wearing a pair of leggings and a tank top. That´s my nightwear. I do have real pajamas, but they´re too hot to wear right now.

I´m drinking decaf, which is not nearly as exciting as drinking real coffee, but I must be sensible. Don´t you love it how I take at least a little bit of responsibility? I should throw caution to the wind and drink regular coffee like I want to, but there may be some sleep in me yet and I do want to give it the opportunity to present itself.

The Exfactor was here the other day for a flash visit. He needed something from the shed which wasn´t there and he barely took time to drink a cup of coffee. It was as if he had ants in his pants and could hardly sit down to smoke a cigarette. I won´t take any of it personally and just assume he was in a hurry, but sometimes he is hard to figure out. He comes close for friendship and then withdraws again and seems preoccupied. I´m glad the state of my feelings doesn´t depend on him and I´m really serious about that. I forget him when he rides off on his motorcycle and get on with things.

I suppose it´s officially tomorrow now, so it is Sunday. The famous day of rest. The day of the church bells. I have to sweep the floors and take the laundry down from the drying rack. It´s been up there long enough now. Luckily, none of it needs to be ironed. It´s a fold and hang up job and find the matching sock to one single sock. I think I know where it is.

Well, that´s all I have to tell you. I can´t drag it out any longer than this.

Have yourself a terrific Sunday and fill it with all the things you enjoy doing.



Gail said...

Vinegar works wonders! I have even used it to clean a shower by placing a vinegar-filled plastic bag over the shower head.

Wonder news about the eyes, hope he continues to heal.

Today I have done nothing.

Happy Sunday.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

I am so pleased to hear that your emotions don't depend on his and that your feeling much more stable around the ex-factor. Your strength is enviable.(sp?)
Thank you for the award:) I shall set about spreading some warm wishes with well!

Maggie May said...

There's no accounting for what goes on in a man's head! Nor a woman's for that matter. Yes, just a swell you don't rely totally on the Exfactor.
Good about Jesker's eyes.Hope you find a herbal remedy that will work.
Good old vinegar. It is an old fashioned cleaner for all sorts of things including windows and wood.
Have a good day today X

Babaloo said...

Oh, vinegar is a great cure for all sorts of things. Have to try Gail's idea of the vinegar filled bag for the shower head. Now, why didn't I think of that myself?! ;-)

Great news about Jesker's eyes. Keeping my fingers crossed for further improvement.

I did a bit of cooking yesterday, so for today I have lovely stew (with stout!) which I just need to reheat. It's always better the day after it's been cooked. Also had to do a lot of oven cleaning which is one of my pet hates. But, I got it done, so today I can reward myself by doing nothing! Yay Sunday!

Have a nice one yourself. xx

Maureen said...

Isn't it funny how we gradually get used to things, like the ever-weakening coffee, only to realize how different it is when the machine is working properly! I am glad you have creamy goodness coming out now; but your description is making my mouth water! (I just got up on MY lazy Sunday and after feeding the zoo, am taking a few quiet minutes before the rest of the family awakes, so no coffee quite yet).

Wisewebwoman said...

yeah, isn't that vinegar marvellous in the coffee machine?
thanks for the lovely award my dear.
I'm off up to midday dinner with a dear friend, wearing a gorgeous top I bought in Dublin. First time wearing, I was a little shy about it as it is soft chiffon with a pattern that hides the fact there is nothing underneath. I'm feeling very daring today.