Wednesday, July 14, 2010

WNBP: Sleepwalking And Shuffling

Wednesday is once again upon us and it is time for Sheepie to toss out a Wednesday Night Bullet Post.  This is the best I could have done even if it wasn't Wednesday.  I'm barely awake, hardly functioning and giving new meaning to the word, "groggy."  Frankly, I think it best that I stick with the random format!

*Horrific insomnia last night.  Crazy bad.

*Not sure what the problem was.

*Could have been the impending storm.  The air felt all...tense.  

*And the low pressure did very weird things to certain felines who wander about the manse.

*There was much in the way of capering and gamboling well into the wee hours.

*Could also be the fact that I am steadfastly marching my way through The Dresden Files series and sort of got caught up in that.

*I finished Turn Coat: A Novel of the Dresden Files while the rains fell around 3:00 this morning.

*Started Changes (Dresden Files, Book 12) this afternoon.

*Now I need to come up with something else since the next one isn't due out until November.  Thoughts?

*I've really enjoyed reading the saga of Harry Dresden in spite of what I consider to be some questionable editing. (or lack thereof)  The story is strong enough to stand in spite of that, though.

*Deadliest Catch was a real gut wrencher last night.  Suppose that could have kept me awake.

*Capt. Phil's last show.  It was probably one of the best examples of the whole "reality" genre I've ever seen.

*Beautifully done and handled with amazing sensitivity.  

*Capt. Johnathan tweeted earlier in the day that he'd be watching last night.

*That made me sad since he was there when all that was going down.

*I knit a few rounds on the sock while I watched, but had to put it down so I wouldn't miss anything.

*Even if sleep eluded me, I still needed to hoist my sorry self out of bed this morning.

*Back is hurting these days so lying abed is no longer really an option.  

*And I had to visit with the mean Wii Fit lady who says things like, "Be honest.  You put your foot down, didn't you?"

*Heck, yeah I put my foot down!  I am a middle aged woman with a sore back and cats frolicking all around me like it's Mardi Gras!  I can't balance on one leg for days on end like you, Miss High And Mighty!!!!

*I am tired.  Perhaps I went a little too far.  Wii Fit Lady didn't seem to take it to heart so I think we're good.

*Went to the Farmer's Market for the weekly Visit With The Vegetables this morning once all that nonsense was done.

*Picked up some tomatoes, garlic, basil and onions.

*I had a plan.

*Unfortunately, I failed to do the usual weekly photograph to document my purchases because I was so focused on the plan.

*How about I show you what I did with them instead?

Tomato sauce with all sorts of the freshness contained within!

*I have made sauce from scratch, but never before scratched so far below the surface.

*This is "sauce" sauce.  No chunks.  Actual sauce.  There was a sieve involved and everything!

*If you factor in the cost of the veggies, my time and the Advil I took to deal with my aching back after standing over a pot for twelve hours, this is the most expensive sauce in the history of condiments.

*But it is a taste of summer that will last me into the winter.

*Yeah.  That's the spin we're putting on it.  

*Things continue to go well with the Absurdly Gi-normous Kitty and his new brother, the Very Complicated Kitty.

*I woke this morning to find myself contorted around two flabby, furry bodies who were taking advantage of the "extra" bed space.  

*They were probably tired from all the high jinx of the previous evening.  

*The abuse of a felted mousie was involved and it was not pretty.

Wednesday is winding down and soon it will be time to roll off the couch, shuffle my old, haggard self to the kitchen and feed a couple of hungry cats.  It's been almost two hours since their last vet approved snack and I don't know how the poor boys will survive if I don't get on that.  Then, if I can stay awake and find a comfortable enough position, I might even get in a little more sock time.

Or I'll fall asleep in a sufficiently awkward position on the sofa and have to be rescued by paramedics tomorrow morning when I can no longer move independently.  Maybe I can give them some nice sauce as a thank you...



Gracey is not my name.... said...

Oh - I'm very tired myself, but only cuz I've been staying up to the wee hours reading...

Deadliest Catch - absolutely gutwrenching and next week - oy vey!

Anonymous said...

Advil is ibuprofen, right? Did you know that the therapeutic dose of ibuprofen is 800 MILIGRAMS? That's four (4!) tablets. I take that twice a day, and believe me, without it I would be a heap of quivering, whimpering jelly upon the floor.

Aleve (naproxen sodium) is also good for the muscle and joint pain; two (2) tabs at a time. The label on our bottle doesn't give a maximum daily dose, and the warning about it are much more lengthy than any I have seen for ibuprofen, so I don't take it.

Yay for bits of summertime in the winter!

Beth said...

You are going to be so ready for any zombie attack! Not only do you have canned goods, they are delicious and wholesome canned goods.

Kath said...

The LA county library system still hasn't coughed up the first Dresden book for me and I suspect I'll be living in a different county by the time it does. Perhaps I'll have better luck there!

I'm useless on the recommendations right now though. All I want to read lately is historical fiction - lots of scheming royals and great battles.

trek said...

Maybe the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull. Or for your inner and ourter cat lover, the Warrior cat series (and subsequent series) by Erin Hunter. I think there are something on the order of two dozen series books plus a few sideliners.

PS - I'm on book 3 of the second series myself and I saw a guy at least 20 years older than me checking out book 2 of the same series at the library yesterday.

PPS - There is a Clan meeting happening in the living room behind me at this very moment.

Julia G said...

"Beautifully done and handled with amazing sensitivity." I knitted furiously on my current sock all through Deadliest Catch and After the Catch, it was the only way I could get through it. For all the heartbreak, you have to hand it to Capt. Phil for a life well lived. And I loved watching the big, gruff crab boat captain building those elaborate birdhouses -- avian split-level luxury living!

Mmmm, spaghetti sauce!

gayle said...

I take the same dosage of ibuprofen as kmkat - I'd be her quivering, whimpering jelly-twin without it.
Have you read Charles De Lint? Great urban fantasy.

Cursing Mama said...

Had to skip a few because I haven't seen the last Deadliest Catch episode yet. I was bumped from the tv watching schedule by Americas Got Talent.

Anyway - How about John Sanford? The Prey books or the Virgil Flowers offshoot?