I took a very long nap this morning and got woken up, barely, by the door bell. It just penetrated my subconscious and Jesker didn't react to it at all. It was the Exfactor, whom I had asked to come over to take the dog for a walk. I first made us some coffee and he managed to cheer me up a bit with his stories about his family, whom he had visited over the weekend. They had had a get together in honor of a sister who was visiting from Egypt. I know these get togethers very well and I could picture all the scenes as the Exfactor told me the different things that were done and said. I don't miss them one bit, as things always become complicated and different male members want to dominate the conversation. So, it was amusing for me to listen to the Exfactor telling me about it and knowing that from now on the Paramount has to deal with it, though I am not mean enough to wish the worst of it on her and I hope she gets along well with the female members of the family. They are a fine bunch of people.
The Exfactor took Jesker for a walk and when they got back, Jesker was panting heavily, because it is hot outside. This has not prevented him from just eating his second meal, however, with much appetite.
After the Exfactor left, I started reading blogs until Google kept telling me that every blog I tried to open was suspicious and would not let me open them. I'm sure there's a glitch somewhere in the system and that it will be ironed out. I will try again in a while. I was about to read a very interesting blog and felt very frustrated.
I sleep on the sofa whenever I am in the least bit tired and feel much better when I wake up. When I get tired and sleepy, I start feeling worse again and it is very important that I go back to sleep, it seems to be what saves me now and it is the best medicine. It certainly isn't going out there in the hot sun and getting exhausted by the heat. The back of the apartment is very cool and by keeping the back door open, I am managing to keep it pleasant in here. Even the cats are staying inside. They are smart animals. Jesker sticks to the cool places in the apartment. He isn't seeking out the sun like he was the other day.
I am trying to finish reading a book that I find only mildly interesting and I only manage to read a few pages in it at night before I go to sleep. I am not allowed to order another book until I am almost done with this one, so I have to hurry up and finish it, which means I will have to start reading it during the day, which I can do when I lie on the sofa. Every few pages helps to get me to the end. Sometimes you have a book in which you identify closely with the main character and I'm not doing that in this book, although he is sympathetic. I just don't care enough about what happens to him and the outcome of the book is completely indifferent to me.
I've got an enormous long wish list of books over at Bol.com and it will take me a lifetime to order and read all those books, though if I just make it a habit to read during the day again, I'll go through the list a bit faster. I try to get all the books I'm interested in in the paperback edition, as I don't want to pay the money for the hard cover one. I am very greedy about books and love owning them, though I'm not super careful with them and do break their backs and sometimes get cookie crumbs in them, though I try to avoid that.
Some of my books are very old and fall apart and I have to replace them with newer editions, but I think that's such a waste of money, so I hope to run into them in the second hand bookstore. I want to get all of Thomas Hardy's books second hand, although I can order them at Bol.com for 3 Euros plus shipping and handling, which is not bad. Are you greedy about books too? Do you collect them like rare objects?
Well, I think I will try to read some more blogs. If it doesn't work, I'm going to lie down on the sofa with that book and maybe fall asleep again. That wouldn't be such a bad thing.