Now I feel like I should be doing all the stuff I thought I had plenty of time to do back when a week and a half off seemed like a very, very long time.
I guess I should look on the bright side. Vacation is vacation, after all. And I'm certainly grateful to have the time off. Besides, it's Wednesday and I'm always thrilled to have a chance to do a Wednesday Night Bullet Post! There's time for that, even in these ever-dwindling hours...
*The cats have finally gotten to a place where they are willing to let me sleep in the morning.
*Why, I have found myself snoozing until the crack of 5:30!
*I am waking up now in self-defense because I honestly believe they are lurking beside the bed and ready to pounce. Even if they're not.
*I figure I'll have this sleep thing worked out just in time to go back to work...
*I have been eating a great deal of chocolate lately.
*This isn't overindulging. It is housekeeping.
*We simply MUST have this stuff cleaned up by January 1st!
*I'm nothing if not dedicated to good health and a tidy home.
*I watched a bunch of those shows on Hoarders yesterday.
*That also helps in motivating a person to clean up a few things.
*Filled two trash bags during the commercials...
*I knit a sock.
|There is little in this world more strange looking than a ribbed sock off the foot...|
*This is significant because I have been lugging this sock around since September. Maybe even August.
*It is one sock. It needs to be two socks to really mean anything in this crazy, mixed-up world.
*I estimate that, based on current progress, I will have a pair in time to pack them away for the summer.
*I have been trying to get a picture of the cats playing with their new toys.
*They play with them a lot.
*But, every time the camera comes out, they suddenly cease all frivolity and begin scratching their ears.
*Or poking their noses at the lens.
*Or suddenly discovering the need to wash their hindquarters.
*I'm still working on it.
*I re-read Fear Nothing. I love that book. Planning on reading the sequel again soon. (Seize the Night)
*I have it. Can't find it. Had to download it to the ereader. Now I will always know where it is!
*While I was looking, I read From the Corner of His Eye. I have had this book for a long time.
*Can't recall ever reading it. Hadn't a clue what the ending might be...
*Which is a shame, because Koontz did a rather amazing job with this one. Clever biblical parallels that I didn't twig to until well into the book.
*He writes dialogue better than most authors, although he tends to use a similar tone in most of his books.
*Also has a thing against dialogue tags but that really keeps the pace moving, I think.
*Frankly, I'd like to go visit him at home and see if he and his wife talk the same way. I'll bet it's a fun place to be with lots of snappy patter!
*Did I mention that it snowed the other day? I can't remember if I told you that.
*It snowed the other day. A lot. With a side of wind. Big wind.
*Now we have winter out there. Lots of winter.
*There were snowplows involved, just like in those movies where it snows!
*I have a plan to shampoo the carpets before this week is out.
*Any bets on whether that gets done?
*Intentions are good, will to use the time remaining in this vacation for such chores is not.
*Plus, the cats have been very good about helping me with the daily naps and I hate to let them down.
Well, there's mid-week for you. I'm heading into the down turn, vacation-wise. Sad...but true. It's like it was done with in an eye blink, for heaven's sake! I'm looking to get a few more things done and a few more naps under my belt but I suppose I should also make sure I do the grocery shopping. Before I know it, I'll be back in the routine and I'm probably going to need something a little healthier for lunches.
Not many calories are burned with eye blinking and I'd like to be able to fit into something for work...