Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday morning...

I slept nearly 8 hours, so I'm satisfied. I wasn't that tired when I went to bed, so I said to myself, "I'll give myself half an hour to fall asleep and if I'm not, I'll get up again," and, of course, I was asleep within 10 minutes. I woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and repeated the same ritual and was asleep within minutes, maybe a few at most. One or two, maybe. Giving myself half an hour to fall asleep usually works very well, because I'm seldom awake longer than that. And it takes the pressure off, because I can just lie there and not worry about the time for a while.

Not too long ago, I would have gotten up in the middle of the night, but I have gotten over that bad habit and now go back to sleep like any ordinary person. I used to think that was impossible, but that was just a misunderstanding on my part and a fear of not being able to go back to sleep. That grew during my marriage and I hadn't gotten over it yet. So it's about time that I did. Doubtlessly it had to do with a heavily snoring husband or just another body in the bed taking up space. Now that I sleep on my own, a lot of that is much simpler.

I had a cup of coffee and am now drinking a glass of milk for my thirst, but I will have a cup of coffee again next. I need it to wake up properly, but I've already been out to take Tyke for his morning walk. There's a bright blue sky and sunshine, so it looks like it will be a good day. I didn't get to see a forecast, so I have no idea what the weather is supposed to be like, but I'll assume the best. The most I can do is look out the window and see if there are any clouds gathering.

I don't have much on my program today, except that the domestic help is coming and maybe the Exfactor will be by. I have to do the dishes before the domestic help gets here, otherwise she'll feel compelled to do them, which I don't mind, but it makes me look bad. The last thing I want to do is look like a lazy housewife. I try my best to have the place look good before she comes here. Isn't that funny? It's got to look clean enough so all she has to do is clean it properly. It does make sense. I'm not a messy person on my own. The dirt was old and I keep the place pretty clean. The Exfactor was like that character from Charlie Brown, the one who always had a cloud of dust and dirt hanging around him.

Oh, I'm yawning. It's time for that other cup of coffee.

Tyke is refusing to eat the food I gave him. It's something different than what he usually gets, because I'm almost out of that. This other food is really good, but he doesn't appreciate it at all. How do you deal with something like that? Do you take it away and keep offering it? Or do you get the original food? It's a mystery to me. I didn't know that he could be so stubborn.

The cats always get the exact same food and always eat it. They get the store brand fish menu. I never change it and they always like it. They are just dried kibbles, but it satisfies them and they have a great appetite for it. I suppose they aren't finicky cats. I guess I got lucky.

Speaking of food, I know I've lost weight, because I can tell by the way my jeans fit me, but I have no way of telling because of the lack of bathroom scale. I have to get another one as soon as possible, because I'm really curious. I have to hitch up my jeans with a belt and put it on the last hole there is. I'll have to find a smaller belt.

I have to get the show on the road now and decide what to wear. It will be fun to pick out clothes. I've got to put away the ones I've been wearing though, and in neat stacks.

Hope you have a great day!



Maggie May said...

I love this new look of your blog! Best ever.

I was told that if I want to change my rabbit's diet that I must take a week over it gradually mixing in the new food until eventually more of the new food is in the dish than the old.
Maybe a rabbit has a more delicate digestive system but I should imagine you could get a stubborn dog to accept new food this way. Otherwise starve him into eating it!
Have a good day.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Twain12 said...

sounds like you are in for a good day, calling for rain here but it is pretty bright right now.i'm sure Tyke will eat if he gets hungry enough.
have a good week ♥

Gail said...

I would not worry about Tyke, he will eat when he gets hungry.

Sometimes changing their food messes up their system and they need time to adjust.

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Nora. It's strange but experiments show that most people who claim to have trouble going to sleep are actually asleep within 20 mins. It just feels like it takes a lot longer to go to sleep. And those tests were done in a sleep lab as well - I don't think I'd be able to sleep at all under those conditions!

But I find it rather comforting that 20 mins is about the most it takes almost any human being to go to sleep. Because if I get into confident that I'll sleep then I will!

Glad you've got a better sleep pattern now.

Congrats on more weight lost! You'll have fun working out what you can now wear to suit your slimmer frame.

I have award for you over on my blog BTW.

Bearfriend xxxx

Lane said...

You are lucky not to have finicky cats.
Mine will eat something like it's the best food ever for a week or so and then get bored and start leaving it. The dogs on the other hand, are more easily pleased:-)

Glad you're sleeping better.

Bernie said...

Love the new look of your blog Nora, it is great.
Hope you are having a good day and that Tyke is eating now.
.......:-) Hugs