July 2nd, 2005

bundled up, walkabout, snow

Awake for the day

Critter had it right yesterday: vacation is when we get to do nothing. Summer is when we get to do nothing after we feed the dogs.

Flood is helping me with my goal of not oversleeping, now that I'm home. In bed by 12:45, I kept my alarm for 9am, and turned off the light shortly after 1am. Louis was on the radio giving advice about lilies, and I was picking brown-eyed susans in my dreams, when Flood starting up with the "I'm desperate to pee" barking. She settled down on the couch with me a bit after her first out, but then actually went to the door and whined to go out. Understand, the scotties have *never* figured out this much about manipulating the humans in their house. ;)

All three dogs are outside now, investigating Important Smells™. I've breakfasted on Golden Crisp, read my email, caught up on LJ, and now I get to figure out how to spend my day.

My trip to the doctor's office to get a shot was unsuccessful yesterday. On their books, it's been 5 weeks since my last shot, which means I need paperwork from my allergist before they'll do it at the doctor's office. My last shot was actually on the 7th, which makes this 3 and half weeks and counting. The plan was for my mom's nurse friend to teach me to give myself my shots, but Mom needed a 'scrip for needles from her doctor friend, which she never got around to getting for me. Her home-care friend got hold of one needle to give the one shot that I got on the 7th. And my allergies have been kicking back in since Orlando.

The point is that I can't sleep in, because the longer I sleep, the more PND I seem to accumulate. Now that I've been up awhile, I feel the congestion in my ear, but my throat feels fine.

Which leaves me to figure out Useful Occupations for My Time™.

I think I'll start with the unpacking that I haven't done yet.
Renata reading book, Bookworm

Summer reading

Finished the Merry Gentry series -- will she ever make it to Christmas?
Read a collection of writing scooped off of Douglas' harddrives -- I'd only recommend this to Adams completists, and now I'm immersed in the clever Bookworld series again.

22 The Well of Lost Plots, by Jasper Fforde
21 The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time, by Douglas Adams
20 A Stroke of Midnight, by Laurell K. Hamilton
19 Seduced by Moonlight, by Laurell K. Hamilton
18 A Caress of Twilight, by Laurell K. Hamilton
17 A Kiss of Shadows, by Laurell K. Hamilton
16 Knight Life, by Peter David
15 Derik's Bane, by Mary Janice Davidson
14 The Third Option, by Vince Flynn
13 Jack the Bodiless, by Julian May
12 Isaac Asimov presents The Great SF Stories 22 (1960), edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
11 Grantville Gazette, edited by Eric Flint
10 State of Fear, by Michael Crichton
9 The Dragon Queen: The Tales of Guinevere, by Alice Borchardt
8 Sahara, by Clive Cussler
7 Lost in a Good Book, by Jasper Fforde
6 Cravings, by Laurell K. Hamilton, MaryJanice Davidson, Eileen Wilks and Rebecca York
5 Ring of Fire, edited by Eric Flint
4 Dolly and the Starry Bird, by Dorothy Dunnett
3 Dolly and the Nanny Bird, by Dorothy Dunnett
2 The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel, by Jasper Fforde
1 Incubus Dreams: An Anita Blake Novel, by Laurel K. Hamilton
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Renata reading book, Bookworm

Or, I could just sit and read all day...

Never underestimate the draw of a good story. :)

According to Fanastic Fiction, there's a fifth book due out this year....

23 Something Rotten, by Jasper Fforde
22 The Well of Lost Plots, by Jasper Fforde
21 The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time, by Douglas Adams
20 A Stroke of Midnight, by Laurell K. Hamilton
19 Seduced by Moonlight, by Laurell K. Hamilton
18 A Caress of Twilight, by Laurell K. Hamilton
17 A Kiss of Shadows, by Laurell K. Hamilton
16 Knight Life, by Peter David
15 Derik's Bane, by Mary Janice Davidson
14 The Third Option, by Vince Flynn
13 Jack the Bodiless, by Julian May
12 Isaac Asimov presents The Great SF Stories 22 (1960), edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
11 Grantville Gazette, edited by Eric Flint
10 State of Fear, by Michael Crichton
9 The Dragon Queen: The Tales of Guinevere, by Alice Borchardt
8 Sahara, by Clive Cussler
7 Lost in a Good Book, by Jasper Fforde
6 Cravings, by Laurell K. Hamilton, MaryJanice Davidson, Eileen Wilks and Rebecca York
5 Ring of Fire, edited by Eric Flint
4 Dolly and the Starry Bird, by Dorothy Dunnett
3 Dolly and the Nanny Bird, by Dorothy Dunnett
2 The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel, by Jasper Fforde
1 Incubus Dreams: An Anita Blake Novel, by Laurel K. Hamilton
  • Current Mood
    lazy lazy
bundled up, walkabout, snow

After all, it is technically a holiday weekend

I did get one suitcase unpacked. But I haven't tackled either the mail or the laundry yet.

My excuse is the dreadful sinus headache I was battling for most of the day. Which I've licked via sudafed, guaifenesin. diphenhydramine and ibuprofin. Now that I've whiled the day away on a Good Book™, my headache has deserted me, but left a dry mouth to stand guard.

Think I'll empty another suitcase, and good to bed early.

The dogs have had a lazy day, as well. They spend a good deal of it laying about, either inside near me, or outside in the sun. Flar mentioned increased interesting wildlife starting at dusk, so I took care to end their last outside stint before it got dark.

Flood hasn't thumped the back door once since I got home. I wonder if the accident and consequent convalescence took the thump out of her?
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