Sunday, November 01, 2009

Just another Sunday.

I was up during the night doing computer things, and didn't go to bed until early this morning, where I slept until 8:30 am. I got up and made myself a cup of coffee and laid down on the sofa and slept another hour or so. Then I really was awake. I was just fooling myself before that. So I made myself another cup of coffee and turned on the computer, but soon realized that I had to take poor Jesker for a walk, so I did that first, otherwise he had to sit too long with his legs crossed.

I quickly got dressed and with my hair uncombed and my face unmade up, I took him out. It makes no difference if my hair is combed or not, it is supposed to stick out in all directions anyway and I have to wash it and can't do a thing with it right now. Yes, I'm having a bad hair day. Remember those? Because I sleep on my right side, the hair there always gets squashed and never looks attractive, no matter what I do or how much wax I put in it, it's squashed hair.

During the night I went through my inventory of books at LibraryThing and picked out the authors I liked best and then checked to see what was available of theirs at Bookmooch. Not everything was, but my wish list there did grow and I will be notified if a book becomes available. I have sixteen books to send, almost all of them inside Europe. I do make one exception for someone who lives in Japan. I'm staggering sending them over a period of two months to ease the expenses. Soon I will start a third month if the demand keeps up. Right now I am expecting 24 books and I've already filled two spaces in my bookcase with mooched books. I'm working on the third one now. I will have mooched 55 books.

It's going to be cleaning day today, because I'm expecting my friend Lucienne for coffee tomorrow afternoon. I have to vacuum the apartment and clean the bathroom and a cat barfed under the computer desk. That's always a fun job to do. Somehow I have to put my reward system into place again, but I don't know what I'll reward myself with this time. Maybe I'll just allow myself to sit at the dining table with a cigarette and a glas of juice. When I have to clean the apartment for some reason, I'm never as happy about it as when I do it out of my own free will. I rear my head just a bit. I don't like the motivation, cleaning house because someone is coming. It rubs me the wrong way. Of course, I'll do it, but reluctantly.

I have written another six sentences which you can read on my writings blog here.

I got this award from Friend of the Bear some time ago, but then forgot all about it, sorry, Friend of the Bear. Thank you very much!

Then I got this really nice award from Tessa Edwards and I had quite forgotten about it also, so I want to thank Tessa one more time for it.

And finally, what reminded me of these awards, was this award that I got from Gail this morning by email, so thank you very much, Gail.

Feeling very much overwhelmed, I am not capable of handing out these awards right now. I feel I have to be in the proper frame of mind for that, so I'm going to do that at a later time. Probably after I've cleaned the apartment. I do want to give it my proper attention and not forget anyone important. That's the worst thing I could do.

Actually no, I'm going to keep it really simple and hand them out to the first blogs that pop into my head and all of them get all three awards, even if they've already got one of them.

  1. Big Blue Barn West
  2. Friend of the Bear
  3. Minnesota Matron
  4. Nuts in May
  5. The Other Side of Sixty
  6. At the Farm

Okay, that's the end of this post. I've got to clean the apartment now, either that, or take a nap. I think I will take a nap. That sounds like what I need now. Have a great day and enjoy whatever weather you have. It is gloomy here, but cozy inside.



Gail said...

Thank you so much for the awards. I did not give one, to get some. I thought the Atta Girl was for you, since you really do make a difference in my life. Thank you.

Around My Kitchen Table said...

I love that photograph at the top of the post - very atmospheric and slightly eerie and weird. It reminds me of the Gormenghast books.

Maggie May said...

Many thanks Nora. I am absolutely HOPELESS at handing them out though and people must realise that if they award me with anything!
your blog is looking good in that colour I think.

Nuts in May

Wisewebwoman said...

thank you GSW, you are so sweet and thoughtful and you deserve all the awards given to you.
Sometimes, I believe, we deserve applause just for getting out of bed. I know I do when the black dog paces.
You are a treasure and don't you forget it.

The Green Stone Woman said...

Kitchen Table - That is a photo of a bombed out private library in Berlin. I don't know when it was taken, but as you can see, the roof was broken and trees grew in it.

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Nora. Thanks so much for the awards! I didn't like to mention that you hadn't collected it as I thought you must just have other much more important things on your mind.

To think that you recieved 3 awards like that! Your work is obviously very much appreciated by many people.

Lol about Jesker with his legs crossed!

I really hope you got all the cleaning done. It is more pressured when you're doing it primarily for someone else rather than for yourself. But it makes you feel better in the end to get it done anyway.

Hope you've had a good Sunday!
Bearfriend xx

Maureen said...

Congrats on all your awards, so deserved!