Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Nice to have the windows open

The weather has been rainy/drizzly and cool, but yet perfect to have the windows open. A nice gentle breeze that is not too cold and not too damp blows through. The cats are enjoying it - albeit from the comfort of the feather bed atop a fluffy comforter ROFL. And Ruby too. She keeps insisting on going outside, where she sits on the step and watches the world go by. She likes to doze on the patio, but I don't like her to do that because I feel that the neighbours are walking by and wondering why a poor wittle wooby is stranded outside all alone, sad and squishy. DD and I watched some curious little birds from her bedroom window, scuttling around in the garden. Funny little things. They would hop from plant to plant, shaking a branch here and there. When they were out of sight under things you still knew where they were, if you watched for a waving flower or leaves rustling on a waving twig. I do believe they were flushing out bugs! Shaking branch by branch to get them to fly out. Very interesting. Smaller than a sparrow with a perky little tail and saffron coloured breast. We also saw a squirrel (odd around here) high-tailing it out of the garden area with a green tomato. So that explains where they all went! Then it was time for her to leave for school, so nature watch was over LOL. I am still feeling poorly, although the sinus involvement is less intense. Every joint in my body is stiff and aches. No fever or anything, which I take to be a good sign. Still sneezing like the dickens. Got out a couple of good ones, the kind that come up quickly and are quite boisterous. The better to scare the wits out of those around you ;). On the work front, I have a final FINAL last day. October 26th. With two travel dates in between. To be frank, I am glad for a bit of a rest to regroup and catch up on some personal things. The house needs a major overhaul. We need to get going on getting our passports. My car needs to be cleaned inside, badly. Like, really. As in, it smells. Not as bad as the rental van that smelled like crotch (and not even MY crotch, as I dead-panned before and shocked the heck out of a few people since I don't normally speak that way ROFL), but bad enough. The carpet in there needs shampooing and the windows are gunky on the inside. The seats need vacuuming, and why not shampoo those too? And while the car-detail guys do all that, I will sit and get some knitting done on one of the overdue projects I have going - tee hee! What, you didn't think I was going to clean the car MYSELF do you? You must be new. The aquarium needs to be cleaned, and so far I haven't found an aquarium-detailing place so I guess that one is up to me. I have a set of curtain panels to sew, and a few other home-decorating projects that I would like to do but never had the time. Wait a minute. Facing all that, maybe I can convince them to keep me longer to postpone it a while more! Eh, maybe not.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Chicken or the egg kind of thing

This morning I had a dream that I was gagging on something and spitting it out. It was sort of like mushy paper or gritty bread or something and it was filling my mouth and my throat. I woke up dry heaving. Do you think that having the gross dream triggered the gagging? Or was I gagging in my sleep and my dream sort of accomodated it? Have you ever wondered that? I know my dreams can "assimilate" things like my alarm going off into new noises that fit what is going on at the time in dreamland. Sometimes it is a siren or a person wailing, or when it is the radio alarm that song plays in the background of the dream. Like muzac in an eleveator or dressing room LOL. But did the dream conjure up the siren first then my alarm happened to go off and the two converged as I awoke? Interesting. Or maybe just interesting for us nerdy types. Last week I was in Mississauga for 3 days. My last day was a long one, and the drive back seemed like it took forever. So when I was feeling achy and tired and stuff the next day I just figured it was the effects of that and the crappy vehicle I got from the rental company this time. Just a note - I HATE Uplanders. Poor handling, bad mileage, mirrors are poorly placed, gutless yet hulking. If you have one and like it, then goodie for you. I hate them. This is the third time I've gotten one, and so I feel I can confirm that it IS the vehicle and not just chance that I feel like a truck - or a minivan at least - hit me after driving it. It is so poorly designed it makes you physically sore to drive it. Anyhoo. By the middle of the day Friday the swelling of the fire hole I called my throat forced me to realize it was not ALL the vehicles fault. Sinus cold. Ugh. I don't think the drive and the drizzly weather has helped much (and some other TMI that causes one to feel like hibernating and eating chocolate). So now I am sitting here sniffling and being a big baby about it LOL. Actually, it makes me dizzy. I hate being dizzy. Blech. No wonder I woke up dry heaving. Speaking of ears (okay, we weren't. But who cares?) Ruby's are doing well. The drops really seem to be making a difference. She hasn't used my face as an ear scratcher in the middle of the night since a day or two after starting them. No redness. No brown smelly gunk. But just a few more days of drops. I wonder how long it will last after that? I have been wiping out her nose roll at the same time. I figure, she hates having the drops put in and she hates having her nose roll cleaned, why not combine it into one large hunk of annoyance? Make her work for that cheerio LOL. And she needs it done. Talk about stinky. Phee-ewwww! Stinky cheesy nose roll face. I think I might start putting vaseline on her nose so she licks it less (maybe it will feel less dry, you know?) - that might help with the stinky pug face. Or not. So now I will work a bit more then take a break to drink some hot tea and sniffle and stuff.