Saturday, April 30, 2011

Holding down the fort...


It's not much trouble holding down the fort if you share it only with a dog and a cat. The cat barfs and you grumble and clean it up with a paper towel. The dog sneaks in a stick and chews it up all over the place and you grumble a lot and get on your hands and knees and clean all that up. But most of the time, it's not that much work. They are fairly civilized as animals go. So, holding down the fort is not too bad a job. 

That's why I could be lazy today and spend a large portion of it on the sofa, some of it asleep. I slept through the first part of the televised celebration of Queen's Day. I woke up because the phone was ringing, but I was too incoherent to answer it. I first had to eat something and have a cup of coffee and I still sat there bleary eyed after that.

Luckily, the whole royal family was at that point traveling on the royal bus from one town to the other, so I could take my time waking up and I was coherent by the time they arrived and were welcomed by the mayor and the crowd dressed in orange. The festivities commenced and once again it was shown how much they are adored by the public and how informal the royal family is. People addressed the queen without the least bit of hesitation and the rest of the royals as if they were favorite family members.

I'm in need of a cup of coffee now and I just started a new pot. It will be done shortly. I was starting to yawn. No doubt that is because I've been so lazy. All I've done is walk the dog twice. I'm in need of caffeine. 

I've got a cup now and very good it tastes too. That should perk me up a bit. I don't know how quickly the caffeine will work, but I'm typing this slowly so it will catch up with me. I do have to think about what I want to write. I can't write about royalty every day, much as I'd like to. It would be such an easy subject. Instead of writing about myself, I could just tell you what the various members of the royal family had been up to.

I've taken my medicines and should think about taking the dog for another walk. He's lying by my feet pretending to sleep, but in the meantime he's alert to my every move. 

The weather has been beautiful today. There was sunshine all day. We really need rain because of the fire danger, but there's none in the forecast. Whoever said this was a rainy country? 

Have a great evening.

Ciao,
Nora




2 comments:

Gail said...

I will wish for you to have rain...but not as much as we have had.

The skies are darkening again.

You can write about whatever you want to and we will read.

Twain12 said...

the bud's on the trees and lilacs are finally starting to open...everything seems really late this year.Have a good weekend :)