Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Well, I can sit here staring at the screen until the sun comes up, or I can write something. Actually, I am a bit flabbergasted because I just heard through the social media what happened at the Boston Marathon. The news is very sketchy so far, and very incomplete, so I do not want to be the one that reports anything about it. I am sure that the various news websites can do a better job at that. I do not even know if we are talking about bombs or gas explosions, so at this point, that is anybody's guess.
I am affected only from a humane standpoint, in that I care about what happens to other people at an event where any kind of violence and injury and death is least expected. I do not personally know anyone who ran in this marathon. I do know, however, that I do not want to get caught up in the huge drama that it is being made of in the social media before the facts are gathered. I think by all means that everybody should keep a cool head and I hate to see knee jerk reactions.
That is all I have to say about it for now.
I am not quite completely awake, but am trying to be so with the help of some cups of coffee. I also had a tall glass of lemonade too to help me quench my thirst. I had  two big bowls of vegetable soup last night and no doubt those have made me so thirsty. The soup was from a package and, even though it was a good brand, I think those are always a bit saltier than home made soup. I added extra vermicelli for volume and to help fill my stomach, but I still needed a couple of slices of breakfast cake to really feel full.
I have the bedroom and living room windows open, so Tyke hears every sound outside at night and now he is extra alert. His barking woke me up and I was concerned about going back to sleep in case he did that again. Of course, I can not stay up all night and I hope he will get used to the fact that there are unusual noises now and not worry about them so much. At least he does his job as a guard dog and I am safe.
I want to write: I have miles to go before I sleep, but that is not true. All I have to do is walk from one room to the other and go lie down in bed.


Gail said...

...promises to keep.

I love that poem.

Wisewebwoman said...

I am glad the veggie soup is working for you. Did you tell me what the breakfast cake was made of? I've the feeling you did. Did you bake it yourself?

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Still, Robert Frost is a nice way to end a day.

Maggie May said...

I love veggie soup and it is very nourishing.
The Boston Marathon explosion was sickening. Beyond belief.
Maggie x

Nuts in May