Friday, August 14, 2009


My friend Gail says she is stuck to her computer chair with Velcro and that she so dislikes the sound of it coming undone that she doesn't move at all. So you see I'm not the only one who is very attached to her PC, and I have it from good sources that there are more of us. Given the choice between doing dull household chores or blogging, the last one wins hands down.

I fell asleep on the sofa while watching TV last night, although that was not at all in the planning, and when I woke up, I immediately moved my area of operation to the bedroom, where I slept until the alarm clock went off at 7 am. I wanted to ignore it, but it is very insistent and I stumbled out of bed, trying to not step on the dog who was laying there oblivious of everything.

My first cup of coffee was too cold, because I had poured in too much milk straight from the refrigerator, but I drank it anyway. It was caffeine, after all. My second cup of coffee was better. At first I thought there was something wrong with the Senseo machine and I envisioned a future without coffee in it and having to drink only tea, but luckily I was spared that. Although I don't dislike tea at all. I just don't know if it will wake me up in the morning.

I was staying with people once who only drank decaf, but I didn't know that, and I wondered why I had such a hard time getting my act together in the morning and why I was hanging all over the furniture like a wrung out dishcloth.

I took the dog for a long walk yesterday evening. We walked in streets that we had never been in before and he enjoyed it very much, anticipating at each corner where we would go. He did very well and it is so easy to make a dog happy. Just give him a new environment and he is full of curiosity. We made a big circle outside our usual territory and when we got back to familiar terrain, he knew just when to cross the street to get back on his regular route.

He was worn out when we got home, but after about 15 minutes he wanted to eat and barked at the cats to keep them away from his bowl while I filled it. He is so assertive! His appetite is very good lately and he eats with a great deal of hunger until his bowl is completely empty. He leaves nothing for the cats to their great dismay. He handled the distance just fine, though, and wasn't shaking on his legs like he sometimes does, so that is encouraging.

Today is housecleaning day and go to the tobacco shop day. I'm slightly discouraged about the house cleaning. Somehow I'm not really in the mood for it. I know I have to do it, but it is such a unpleasant activity that not one bone in my body is getting excited about it. I think if I dust and vacuum first, that will make a great deal of difference and it won't make me feel like I'm up against an impossible job. I wouldn't mind so much if I knew that tomorrow it would still be as clean and I wouldn't have to do it all over again.

Oh shoot, I'm suffering from the housewife blues and that is not allowable. I have to get over that in the shortest amount of time possible. The best thing to do is to dig right in and to not think about it too much. Too much thought spent ahead of time only makes it worse. I think I will eat something first and then get the show on the road. It's easier to work on a full stomach.

Have a terrific day. We're partly cloudy here.



Casdok said...

A future without coffee - unthinkable!!
Housework is never ending, I too just get on with it rather than thinking to much about it!

Babaloo said...

I like tea, but for some strange reason I just can't stomach it first thing in the morning. Tea is for afternoon breaks. :)

As much as I love my coffee, I noticed that when I wasn't drinking anything with caffeine in it (not even black tea) I had tons more energy and waking up in the morning was easier, too. It's just the first 2 or 3 days that are hard but after that it's fantastic! My only problem is that I just love the taste and smell of coffee too much to go without it. I tried Caro (do you have that in the Netherlands or is it typically German?) and while I like it and it reminds me of my childhood it just isn't the same in the morning as a nice mug of coffee.

aims said...

My brother has a terrible time with housework and we found that if we put on some good music and loud enough to hear over the vacuum that the cleaning flew by because of all the fun of the music.

I'm with Babaloo - tea in the afternoon and evening. I like a cup of decaf tea at night with my popcorn as I'm reading in bed.

Maggie May said...

Here's another one stuck to the driver seat! Bound by velcro and unable to keep away from the blasted computer! Hopeless addict.
have a good night Irene X

Maureen said...

Ha! Yes, a lot of us would Rather Be Blogging... why do you think I named my blog that? ;)

I have to clean this weekend as well, as Sunday daughter and I are off to the States for a few days again... so I must make sure I don't leave a mess behind.

We have had terrible storms overnight; I hope it's not too rainy on our drive down. Take care... and don't worry; I'll still be online during the trip (of course!)

Gail said...

I bet Irene enjoyed the news sights as much as the dog!

psychiceveryday said...

You may well be attached to your PC, but stuck like glue am I to my Mac!

As for housework - after several days of housework, I would like to wave a magic wand to keep any new dust from settling into my temporarily clean home. I've decided to like housework by convincing myself that it is a good vigorous workout!

Wisewebwoman said...

Oh I'm with you Irene, I hate housework, I never see the point as it all has to be redone just about immediately. I view it as a waste of time. I'm very very lucky in that I find these saints who do it for me for a pittance.

Cheryl said...

Must keep the coffee Irene! Good, hot coffee does a body good.

I hate housework too. I especially hate that I have 4 other family members who no matter how hard I try or what consequences I put in place, don't really help.

When I returned from vacation yesterday, instead of unpacking and cleaning, I could not get away from the computer and catching up. It was much more enjoyable. Now today, I must face the music!

First up for me today, is to take my dogs out for a nice long walk. they deserve that and I think it would do my body good.

Have a great weekend.