Sunday, June 21, 2009

One day later

This is another use for a kilt. I've had the kilt for at least 7 years so it's a bit faded in spots, but it's 100% wool so wears like cast iron. I do need a new kilt pin. That's the mechanism that keeps the kilt closed in the front. Clan Thompson doesn't have an official crest yet as the clan has been without a chief for 350+ years. The Society is trying to resurrect the clan as an organization and then we can look for someone willing to do the research and all the steps to be recognized by Lord Lyon as our chief. First, we have to be an organization for 3 years. Then we can work on step two, if Lyon approves us as an organization.

My nose is radish colored today. I've been slathering it in this "After Sun" stuff from Clinique. It does work very nicely to prevent peeling and take the sting out of the burn. I'm waiting for my herpes to kick in and give me a cold sore the size of Des Moines, which is generally what happens when I sunburn my face. Keeping my lips moist seems to help prevent that so I have my fingers crossed.

I slept 8 hours today, which I desperately needed. I did get up at 6:50 to feed les chats and then went back to bed. I didn't haul it out until 10:40 a.m. I needed just to sleep and, miracle of miracle, the ladies let me.

I have swept and washed the kitchen floor. Betsy is such a messy eater that I need to do this about every other week. I sorted clean clothes and put those away. I had a raccoon go through the garbage can last night. I heard him as I was going to bed but I was too tired to swing a broom in his general direction, so, I had to clean up his leavings. He dragged a bag of something up onto the deck and made a mess there so I had to clean that off. I used the dirty kitchen floor water to wash the deck a bit. I unloaded the car but haven't sorted the things in the bins. I need to reorganize so I have things where I can find them. I actually gave Betsy fluids this afternoon. My first attempt on Thursday resulted in about 150cc. Today, she was less tolerant and I only got 100cc in her before she got up and struggled to get away, causing the needle to pop out and Ringers to squirt all over the bathroom rug. I will wait now until Tuesday and see if I can keep her calm and get 175cc into her. And, I have nearly finished a load of dishes. I'm feeling rather productive.

The side effect of all this rain is apparent; mosquitoes. I was set upon as I unpacked the car. It's cloudy with spotty showers and in the upper 80's. It's slated to be upper 80's and into the 90's next week. I'm thinking almost no amount of repellent is going to protect me. I so wanted warmER weather to dry out my sinuses. File this under "Be careful what you ask for".

And one of my best friends, Patt, provided the aphroism about sharing sorrows:
A joy that's shared is a joy made double

A sorrow shared is half the trouble.
That's the one I couldn't find. Truth is, the one quote site I checked had 200+ aphorisms for trouble and I really didn't want to wade through all of them.

I would give this weekend 3 out of 5 stars. Tomorrow begins another work week. We are getting calls about small jobs which need us for, roughly a week, a month, 6 weeks, 2 months. But, in this economy, we will take them.

And, at noon, I called the name of the guy the dating service sent me. I got a voice mail. It's been almost a month and he hasn't called me. I give him a week and I'll call again. After that, forget it. Time to finish dishes.

Beverage: water


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