Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Early in the morning on a Wednesday.

It's early in the morning again and I have been up for a while. I thought I would take the opportunity when I felt rather good and write a post. That is, if my little dog is going to let me. He is playing with Gandhi right now, but wants to involve me in the game also. Oh, he's decided to lie down by my feet now and be quiet. That's good, it helps if he doesn't jump on the keyboard. It does enable better writing, technically speaking.

I didn't sleep well during the night. My stomach was upset and that bothered me quite a bit. I had a slice of salami before I went to bed and that did not sit well. My gastric band wanted to reject it. The best thing to do was to get up and have things settle down there. A vertical position helps, so does drinking something. A cup of coffee works as good as anything, because it isn't about acid, but about mechanics.

I have to clean house today, because my friend Yvonne is coming over tomorrow afternoon for a cup of tea. That's a good motivation to get some things done around here. I'll gladly clean the apartment if a friend is coming over. I can't think of a better reason to. Well yes, if the queen were to come for tea, but she has yet to let me know if she is. Though why that should matter so much is beyond me. I am a republican, after all, and I don't mean that as opposed to a democrat.

I'm also going grocery shopping with my sister tomorrow afternoon, even though I'm not out of supplies yet, having lived very frugally this past week. I don't know how that happened, but it just did and I have made everything last. I do have to buy special puppy food for Tyke, because he's been getting regular dog food now and I'm sure he needs the special nutrients that are in puppy food. He has a fantastic appetite and would eat nonstop if I allowed it and he likes everything. I'm not used to that.

I've not been reading much these past few days and am still stuck in the same book. I'm nearing the end, though, and will try to finish it today. Then comes the hard choice of what to read next, because I have so many unread books to choose from. I'm thinking of trying Anita Shreve next. I have quite a few of her novels. I was thinking of reading "The Pilot's Wife." Does anyone know that one?

Well, I'm going to take my medicines and lie down for a while. I may even eat some breakfast now that my stomach has settled down again. I'll watch the repeat of the news while I do that. It pays to stay informed.

Have a good day!



Babaloo said...

Good morning! I hope your stomach settled a bit. Porridge is always good in that situation. At least for me. Mmm, gets me thinking. I might even have that for breakfast later. Even though I don't have an upset stomach. :)

You're being kept on your toes then by Tyke. That's good. He is a lovely dog and he definitely knows how to get your attention.

I have no idea until what age dogs should get puppy food? Never thought about it. Honey apparently was 9-12 months when we got her and I just gave her adult dog food. But maybe that was wrong. If in doubt - ring the vet!

Have a good Wednesday! xx

Maggie May said...

Have a good day. Don't spend too much!!!
It is sunny here but very cold. Maggie X

Nuts in May

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Bit of a blessing that...Tyke not minding what he eats. Hope your tum has settled down. I have been busy trying to work on my deck. Renovating and painting. work here.

Twain12 said...

Tyke sounds like such a cutie..enjoy your company.

Frances said...

Tyke will be a handful, I think. Lively and active. He will keep you busy. You did the best thing getting him.

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Nora. You have a busy day lined up tomorrow with Yvonne and your sister. Should be plenty of good distractions. And maybe you'll have a good nights sleep after all that activity.

Hope the cleaning isn't too arduous!

Bearfriend xx

Maureen said...

Aw, it's so cute that Tyke wants to play with Gandhi! I am so glad he came into your life just when you needed him the most.

Hope you had a good day (must be evening there now!) I am just off work awaiting hubby to pick me up, as he needed to borrow my van while his truck is repaired... good thing we each have a vehicle at times like this!

Take care of that tum.

Wisewebwoman said...

Delighted that Tyke is keeping you so occupied. I did read The Pilot's Wife. 6 out of 10 if that helps, we can talk about it after you finish, you may give it 10 out of 10, who knows.
Books and sleep and doggie walks the best thing. And shopping with your sister. And Yvonne.

Gail said...

Hope you are feeling better.