I went to work today but when I stood outside on the sidewalk and rang the door bell, the building sounded empty and no one came to open the door. I rang a few more times just to make sure the door bell worked but it was all in vain. I waited on the sidewalk for a while and watched the boats go by on the river of which the water was choppy. There were birds swimming against the current not getting anywhere.
After I waited for what I thought was a long enough time, I called my boss on my mobile phone and found out that she was at home and had assumed that I would not show up today because we have a meeting tomorrow which is officially my day off. I do think she assumed too much and does not know about my loyalty yet because I always show up when I say I will.
I rode my bike home again and found out that my gloves are not warm enough and when I got there and inside, I warmed my hands on Tyke's cuddly body. It is that winter is almost over or I would bother to get better gloves but I think I do not need to now. Going to my job is the furthest distance I travel and I will survive that. Or maybe I can get some mittens to wear over my gloves.
I have decided, while petting Tyke today, that I am also going to call him "Madelief" which is really a girl's name and what we call a daisy. The second part of the name (lief) means "dear" or "sweet." I do call him "liefje" all the time. He thinks the endearments I call him are all names for him and he reacts to all of them and becomes immediately very docile and mellow and ready to be petted.
I made a pan of vegetable soup today and ate it while it was still almost too hot to. It was the kindest thing for my stomach that I had eaten in a long time, which goes to show you that I do best if I stay away from proteins. If my stomach is happy, I am happy. It is as simple as that. Yesterday I blew it by letting my eyes be bigger tham my stomach and eating two quesedillas. I was so uncomfortable afterwards that it was not even funny and I had to go to bed with a stomachache.
I have got to drink two enormous glasses of ice water to quench my thirst. No doubt that is from eating the soup. The cups of coffee I had probably did not help much either although they did put me in a chipper mood. It is so nice to feel cheerful. I do not ever take that for granted.