Dragged out of bed by a frantic Ginger Dog needing to lay some dog eggs I’m now bleary and dishevelled and doing my best not to simply just crawl back under the duvet again. Mmmm snuggly duvet.
I’m at home this morning looking after the dogs and hopefully Bill will be back for lunch and to whisk me away to the office with him this afternoon.
We got Genghis back from the vets on Saturday morning and he’s doing okay. He was a lot more disorientated, confused and groggy when we picked him up this time. Two days later he’s a bit more focussed but still an anxious dog. He isn’t being as huggy as before and prefers to sit to attention instead of making himself comfortable. His appetite is still voracious though so that’s a good sign. Poor Genghis. He’s back to having to spend most of his time alone in the bedroom and is pretty miserable. I wish he could understand.
Yesterday Bill and I went over to the rec centre and played some ping pong. George was there and no sooner had we walked in through the door he had his eye on me, thrusting me towards me the robo pong he had me in training. Had quite a frustrating time because I could never get myself to do what George was telling me to do. I could visualise what I should be doing, but felt like a complete lemon when time and time again my body refused to get it right. Felt even more like an alien. Got more upset than I should have because it just feels that I’m not good for anything at the moment. Bleargh.
Bill had gone to play ping pong Saturday afternoon too. They have league play then and he came home fairly happy having beaten two out of three opponents. He wasn’t so happy when he checked the league table on the net though. The organiser had him down as only winning one and losing two. Cue an email to the guy to get that amended!
While Bill was out getting sweaty I was out in the front yard with our new hoe, attacking the weeds and transplanting my sunflower seedlings to their new home. Drat that was a bad move. We had terrific thunder storms that night and when I came out to play in the morning my little sunflowers were gone. All that was left were a few battered stalks. Gah!
After ping pong I annoyed myself by finding my new packets of seeds on the porch ledge. I know I’d picked them up and was going to stow them in my bag on Saturday, I must have got distracted and put them down. This is a pain because when the heavens opened this weekend my nice seed packets were drenched. Grrrr.
Read The Face from cover to cover in the bookstore when Bill and I went to browse magazines last night. Then I came home and got seriously into making some veggie sushi. Hoorah! Bill fell asleep on the couch and when he awoke I had a whole mound of pretty little mouthfuls waiting for him. We gobbled a lot of it up last night but have plenty more for our lunch today. I used cucumber (european variety), peppers, mixed sprouts (alfalfa, radish etc), carrot and even whipped up an omelette for the fillings. Curses to myself afterwards though when I remembered that I’d bought a packet of baked terriyaki tofu especially to use in the sushi. Rats.
Oh, and speaking of delicious food, Bill took me to the Farmer’s Market again on Saturday evening. We stopped and ate tea there in the canteen and then did our shopping. I found a tin of Ambrosia Devon Custard which I couldn’t resist, had to go with my tummy on this one and ignore the price tag. *gulp*
We also discovered where to get cheese ends from. When we had bumped into Jim there the other day he had had a basket full of bags containing the offcuts from the cheese deli. This time I could quell my curiosity no more and Bill sourced me a big bag of Muenster offcuts (the type of cheese inside the bags is pretty random). Hoorah! Decent cheeses at an affordable price! I also bought a packet of British style crackers and when we got home gorged on cheese, crackers and Branston Pickle. Eeek. I’m almost out of that already!
Other things to report include our hike up Stone Mountain and seeing New Model Army play at the StarBar (brilliant) but for that I will need my camera and USB cable which are unfortunately sat about a quarter of an hour away from each other at the moment. Later.