Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lemonade and coffee.

When I first got up just now, I drank a glass of lemonade, which was great for my thirst, but didn't do a thing for my brain cell activity, and I sat here in a little stupor trying to get my head together and my thinking processes going. It was as if I had cobwebs in my head that prevented me from thinking properly and that made everything kind of hazy and lethargic.

Then I made myself a mug of coffee and as quick as a shot, everything woke up and started to jump into action and all the synapses started to fire and the neurons did whatever they were supposed to do, which is yet unclear to me, but I know they play a role. They carried whatever messages they were supposed to carry from one braincell to the other, I guess. I've read how this all happens, but I always forget in my inability to quite picture it.

How the caffeine works in it, I don't know, but I know it helps in stimulating the whole lot. I think it's quite a need trick and very reliable. See there the manipulation of my thought processes by the consumption of a hot beverage.

The first hour or so of my awake time is taken up reassuring Tyke that I like him very much and that, because I sit behind the computer, I doesn't mean that I'm neglecting him, so I have to spend some time petting him and rubbing his belly until he is satisfied and he goes to sleep at my feet. If I don't do this, he will find other less pleasant ways to get my attention, and it usually involves molesting a cat.

Now, if he even thinks of it, all I have to do is softly say, "Come here, Tyke, " and he comes right over and gets ready for a belly rub and calms right down and forgets every evil deed that was in his head. It's as though every time I get up, or do something that takes my attention away from him, we have to reestablish the order of things and re-bond with each other.

At least this way I don't have to get angry with him and I understand what drives him and it is easily taken care of. It does require some patience, but nobody said that pet ownership was easy and I assume he will become more secure as he gets older. Anyway, that's what all the naughty behavior in the past has been about.

I assume today is going to be a good day. The Exfactor is coming by in the morning and I'm going to ask him to do the groceries for me, which he said he would always do, but I do have to check my bank balance before he goes. I haven't dome that in a while. Time to check if there is any money left. It would be very embarrassing for him to stand at the check out and not be able to pay with my bank card.

My psychiatrist is going to call me at noon and I only have better news for him, except for my sleepless nights, which I make up for in the morning, so I suppose that's not much of a problem. It would be if it affected my mood negatively, but I have no such problem and I feel fine, although I still have a problem with going places that are busy and complicated and make me feel insecure.

After that I have to go see my SPN and on the way home stop by the pharmacy and pick up medicines.

I need to do more laundry and fold and put away the dry stuff. That's always such a joy. Especially when I have to put things away in my closet, because my stacks of clothes are all mixed up now and need sorting out.

I did manage to put together an outfit for today and hopefully it's warm enough for the temperature it's going to be. I will be layered and wear summer shoes, but a leather jacket over the outfit. I may wear my black one, though, which is just a little more spring like. Things are good when I start to care about how I look and don't just wear the same old thing. At least I have the mental energy to make an effort.

With my hair cut the way it is, I don't use wax in it and hardly any hairspray. I just let it sit however. Since I've also stopped wearing make up, I'm not much of a consumer of beauty products anymore. The only things I still use regularly are body lotion and face cream, but I think a good shower gel does the job too.

I do want to get some shampoo especially for blond hair, since I have the shampoo for brown hair from when I had dyed my hair brown. I'm not going to dye my hair again since I'm happy with the color it is now, but I would like to lighten it up just a bit. Add a bit of a spark to it, which I hope the shampoo will do. So that will necessitate a trip to the drugstore, coming up one of these days.

I'm reading "Walking Across Egypt" by Clyde Edgerton. I read it a long time ago and had forgotten nearly everything about it and it's good fun the second time around. Sometimes having a not so good memory is a good thing.



Bernie said...

Does your medication cause you to be so thirsty? Thankfully you can quench it with lemonade and cold milk, I know how much you love your coffee.

How is your weather...it is very hot here now, time for the air conditioning and I am pleased to feel the sun on my face.

Did you manage everything today, like your appointments and groceries. So pleased that the exfactor does some things to help you.....I know you appreciate it.

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday Nora, I am busy housecleaning, should of started a couple of weeks ago, it will be nice to have have all my curtains starched and ironed.

Big Hugs.......:-)

Anonymous said...

I used to love a good cup of coffee, especially in the morning. Now I only drink decaf tea and drink no caffeine at all. It gave me headaches, and I heard it isn't good for epilepsy either. Whether that's true or not I don't know, but I'm not willing to risk it.

Take care,
CJ xx

Twain12 said...

sounds like a productive day ahead for you . It is suppose to go up to 26C today. At the moment it is only 6C. It never ceases to amaze me how much the temperatures fluctuate. Have a good day and give tyke an extra cuddle from me ♥

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Nora. I start to worry that Tyke is a little spoilt these days!

Great to assume that there's a good day ahead! And a busy one too by the sounds of it. Hope everything goes according to plan.

Yes, I know what you mean about the mental energy to put an outfit together. I used to find it took me ages, when I could get into my nice clothes, to decide what to wear.

I'm doing housework as well today. Washing and hoovering.

Bearfriend xx

Wisewebwoman said...

I'm delighted Tyke is happy with the attention.
Sounds like you're in good space, my friend!

Frances said...

Hope the day went well including the SPN session and you found money for the shopping!

Maggie May said...

I didn't know you had given up makeup! I wonder if it caused allergies?
Hope you enjoyed a warmer day, as we did here.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Lane said...

I'm addled until I've had my first coffee. Literally can't walk in a straight line:-)

Sounds like you had a peaceful morning. Hope the rest of the day went well too.