Monday, October 22, 2012

Drinking coffee is a pleasant distraction too.

It has been a nice enough day and I have been able to go outside only in my jeans jacket and not been a bit cold. The autumn sun was not very bright, and oh so gentle, but it was cheerful enough anyway. Tyke and I scrunch through the fallen, dried leaves and bring them home on the bottom of our feet unintentionally. I have to get a better doormat and remember to wipe my feet when I come inside. It will save me all that work of getting on my knees and picking up the leaves one by one from the area rug. 

As is usual, I had a replacement domestic help and I never have the same one twice. The Green Cross seems to have an endless supply of them. I really do not mind it and it is always a surprise to see who is going to show up. Usually, it is someone nice enough and as a rule I get along with all of them. 

Today, however, they sent a woman who must have gotten out of bed on the wrong side. She was not very approachable when she came in and decided that she was going to find something to bitch about and establish her position before she was going to be at least a little bit kind to me. Luckily, I realized what she was doing and did not take it personally, so when she bitched, I just ignored it. I thought to myself, "At least she got that over and done with."

But I was glad when she was done and that she left when she did and I hope to never see her again because she was just a plain unpleasant person and obviously not the right woman for the job. I think she was kind of pissed off because she could not figure out why I neeeded the help and she could not peg me down. I did catch her looking through my file to see if she could find any information about me. Nosy tart!

I am looking forward to my walk with Tyke and making dinner. These are pleasant activities to enter into the evening with and like I said before, they both have meditative qualities. I think the walk is going to be especially nice because the sun is low on the horizon and the light is very pretty right now. It is also shining straight into the kitchen window making the place by the counter a pleasant spot to be in. Timing is everything in life!

I have just discovered, quite by chance, that the bread I have been eating these past two days has corn meal in it. I was wondering why my stomach got so upset. I thought I couldn't eat bread anymore. I'll give the rest of it to Tyke to eat. It seems to agree with him okay.  Him and his liverwurst!


Rob-bear said...

Sorry you got such unhappy help. That kind of person can really bring one down.

Corn bread? Who knew? Obviously not you. I hope you're feeling better. I'd watch how much Tyke takes, though. It may be a problem for him in the longer run. Unless he gets lots of liverwurst and a little bread.

VioletSky said...

I don't think I would like to keep getting a different person each time. A bit of consistency would be nice.

Haddock said...

I would leave those leaves in the house as it is. Nothing like having a bit of nature indoors :-)

Rudee said...

Nothing like an ornery person to put a glitch in the day. I'm glad you were able to tolerate her and hope she doesn't come back.

I love autumn, too.