Sunday, November 15, 2009

Very early in the morning.


Well, I'm up and about again while J. sleeps in the bedroom in my little single bed. I slept on the sofa again, as usual, because it's just impossible for two people to sleep in that little bed together. One of them will fall out during the night and J. is too tall to sleep on the sofa and I'm used to it. I think I may have to get a double bed at the recycle store.

I did a massive cleaning job in an hour's worth of time yesterday afternoon. I worked my butt off and didn't get everything quite done before J. got here. I thought, "Oh, what the heck," and just left undone whatever I didn't get around to. The major stuff got done and I finished some small things while he was already here, like watering the plants and drying the dishes. I mopped the bathroom floor, but the other floors didn't get done, although they really needed it too.

Of course, J. doesn't come here to check if I'm a good housewife, but I do have enough sense of pride that I want the place to look halfway decent. He's known me for so long now that I don't have to make a big impression on him. I think we've been friends now for at least 7 years. That's a long time, isn't it, to get to know each other well?

Toby and Gandhi have decided that they like him very much and both laid on his lap together and would have stayed there all day and night if we had let them. They were so happy. That's because J. doesn't have a bad bone in his body and the animals sense that. It is the same way with Jesker who is always happy to see him and not the least bit insecure. He just accepts J. as someone who belongs here.

Yes, what the heart is full of, the mouth flows over with. That's an old Dutch saying that applies well now.

Anyway, yesterday was a very blustery day and the wind just about whipped the clothes of your body, although it was not cold. Every time I walked Jesker, I geared myself for some strong gusts of wind and I didn't bother about my hair, because it blew any which way, which was alright, because it was easy to fix with a few rubs over my head with both my hands. Sometimes short hair is very umcomplicated, especially if it's cut right and you don't have a lot of wax and hairspray in it, which I don't have now since I colored it.

Oh, by the way, I used that shampoo and conditioner I bought and it's great stuff. You know how normally when you wash your colored hair it gets that dull look? Well, it didn't this time. You have to leave the conditioner in your hair for two minutes and then rinse it out well and your hair comes out looking great. They should ask me to advertise that stuff. I could be their spokeswoman. And get paid for it, yeah! I should be so lucky. I would be happy if they gave me free products. Do you hear me Andrelon?

The animals are awake and are expecting unknown things of me. They all sit in my close vicinity and I'm supposed to figure it out. I will have to do a quick inspection of all the food bowls and turn the cold water faucet on for Toby. It seems that running water is the only kind of water he wants to drink.

Well, that's all I've got to report without going into the details, really. I hope you'll all have a wonderful Sunday with loudly chiming church bells and lots of sunshine. It's going to rain here, but they said that yesterday too and it hardly did.

Ciao,
Nora

12 comments:

Babaloo said...

Glad you had a good Saturday. May the rest of your weekend continue that way! xxx

Leslie said...

I'm also up early Sunday morning, and somehow found your blog and left a long comment on your October 31st post about Compulsion and writing. If you can, would you check it out so I don't have to redo it here? That's pretty nervy, isn't it? I don't know how I ended up at an October 31 post, and even commented that you must not have posted for a couple of weeks!

Bearfriend has encouraged me to visit your blog, which I finally did for the first time an hour ago. It sounds like we have a lot in common - dogs (many of whom are my favorite people), other animals, writing, and seeking our truest selves...peppered with negotiating occasional demons from within.

I look forward to reading back through your archive, and checking out your writings. Again, if you have time, would you read my 10/31 comment? Thank you so much - your intelligence and thoughtful are evident in every sentence.

powdergirl said...

Isn't it cool when your animals like the same people you like?

Wisewebwoman said...

It sounds like you and Joost and the gang are settled in for some quality time.
Have a lovely Sunday!
XO
WWW

Gail said...

Animals know a good person when they meet one.

Maggie May said...

Well..... its evening now and certainly no Church bells. Even this morning there weren't any ....... not like when I was a child and bells went off everywhere.
You had a good weekend by the sound of it. That is good.
I have just made two red Indian outfits for my granddaughters' stage appearance in a few weeks. They had to have them ready for a dress rehearsal on Friday.
Have a good night, Nora. X
Nuts in May

aims said...

I absolutely LOVE your hair!

What colour is it?

I'm thinking we almost have the same colour now - except I permed mine and I actually like it now.

Wowza!

So glad Joost has come for a visit. Tell me what the double bed is all about in an email - okay?

And you are lovely for mentioning Maggie. Are hearts are with her and I find myself thinking of her so many times during the day.

xoxoxo
me

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Nora. Glad you spanked the cleaning (as the Americans say). It's amazing what we can get through when we are really fired up.

Sounds like you and Joost are very much at ease with one another. That's such a rare thing. I'm happy you have such a friend.

Great that your hair is working out so well. I find that dying it does massively improve the texture of my hair. Also I've found the secret of prolonging the dye is to wash only in luke warm water (crucial) - as well as using products specially for dyed hair.

No rain here today but it has still seemed quite damp. I suppose it will take a little while to dry out after all the rain of the previous 48 hours!

Best wishes,
Bearfriend xx

Stacie said...

My whole house is decorated in recycled store style. It's the latest thing!

I love company!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I love to spread out in bed and very often sleep alone for want of space!!

I know exactly what you mean about hair colour and it going dull. Mine is desperately in need of being done at the hairdressers.

CJ xx

Breakfast in California said...

Hope you had a good weekend. It's turned cold here, down to 47 degrees! Stay well!

VioletSky said...

Well. So, I wrote a lovely comment. About many things, after catching up with your posts... then forgot to use the word verification thingy. So it is lost. And I am not rewriting it. Just know that I said wonderful things.

Hope you are enjoying your visit with Joost.