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June 6

So of course I got sucked into the black hole last night, so I was late and I got up after about 8 hours in bed, which isn't enough. I've been tired and not feeling good all day.

 

So...I set a bunch of alarms on the phone. I decided I want to go back to washing my hair at night. I like the feeling of being clean and a bit damp when I get into bed, so I'm going to go up to the north end around 7:30 and see how that works. If I don't sit around, I should make it into bed by 9:00.

 

I felt so lousy that I didn't do anything.

 

The weather was cool or cold. It only got to 55 and it was a lot cooler than that for most of the day. It was cloudy in the morning, but along about noon the clouds went away and the afternoon has been mostly sunny. There hasn't been much wind. The humidity is quite high, though, in the 70 - 90% range. No wonder my knees ache!

 

The guys slept, mostly. Grayson wanted to sit on me, but he wanted to knead me with those sharp little claws of his, so I finally made him go away. He wouldn't sleep on my lap, but he did curl up under the east windows for a while. He thought he wanted some of my dinner, too, but he didn't get any. I think what he wanted was the alfredo sauce i put on my rice (after all this time, I think I've finally found the kind I like!) but he only tasted it.

 

So it was a very quiet day, and now I'll be off to the north end to get clean and get to bed. However, if I feel as lousy tomorrow as I do today, I'm not going.

 

It's a clear, cool evening in the field.

 

June 5

Of course I was later than I wanted to be last night, but it wasn't too late. I did have to get up after about an hour, but after that, I did fairly well. So I don't know why I'm so tired now. I didn't do anything.

 

The weather was rather unsettled. It was very cloudy this morning and there were a few spritzes of rain, but then between 12:45 and 1:00 it cleared up. it was clear to partly cloudy all afternoon. but the wind was sort of weird. It would get breezy, then go calm and then get breezy from the opposite direction before it went calm again. The high temperature was 72, and the humidity was mostly high, except for a couple of hours this afternoon. I have to say I am thanking God again that I live here. Apparently it's already 95 in Washington and most of the east coast. I lived in Philadelphia for a while, and I don't see how anyone can stand the climate there.

 

The guys had just settled down in bed this morning when i got up, and I had to kick Louie out, because he was right behind my knees. He did get some loving and Grayson sat on my lap for quite a while. They got something they sort of like for breakfast today.

 

So that's all. I got roped into the games a couple of times today, but I deleted one of them and I'm going to be deleting a lot of them. Either they're boring or I get to a spot where I can't solve the puzzle or - and this is the most frustrating thing - the "X" that is supposed to let you go on or go past the ads refuses to work for 30 to  60 seconds, and in order to get it to work, you have to keep pounding on it. I don't have to put up with that, even in a free game. They aren't free anyway. You don't have to pay real money except for "power-ups" but you do have to let the ads run. I understand the problem - the game developers have to live, too - but at the very least they could make sure their games work right. There are a couple I'll keep, but most of them will go and the next time I get the ads for them, I will be writing reviews.

 

So now it's a mostly clear, coolish evening in the field. The moon should be nice tonight.

 

June 4

Oh, I was late last night. One of my favorite Schubert pieces was playing on the Chamber Music Stream and I wanted to hear the whole thing, but then I had to tear myself away because they began a Beethoven piece that I like, too. I slept pretty well until around 9:00, but even though I didn't want to get up, I couldn't get back to sleep. My joints were sore again. So I got up and knitted two rows on the shawl. I tried hard to avoid getting sucked down the black hole of the games, but I was only partly successful.

 

So I was late and I didn't do anything. My plan was to go to choir practice and Bible Study, but by the time I should have left, I felt lousy, so I didn't. Early to bed tonight, for sure.

 

The weather was OK. Thee was some cloudiness in the middle fo the day, but it's clear again now. Again, like yesterday, I know I saw a temperature of 71, but when I checked the history page, it never got nearly that warm until around 6:00 PM - 73. There was almost no wind and it was much less humid than yesterday,, mostly under 60%. The barometer is still low, though.

 

The guys did their thing. I didn't want him to, but Grayson did get to sleep on my lap for a while. Louie is someplace up at the north end.

 

So that was another lost day, and now it's a warmish, calm night in the field and tonight I am going to bed.

 

June 3

I wasn't as late last night, but I didn't get a lot of sleep. I woke up around 6:00 or so, I think, and when I got back to bed, my left leg - hip, thigh, knee, calf and toe - were so sore I couldn't go back to sleep. So eventually I got up  

 

I knitted two rows on the shawl and I finally finished the repeat I started three months ago. I'm finding this a very difficult project for any number of reasons. Then I played games for a while and then I took a bath so my afternoon was very truncated and I don't feel good. I'm headachy and I had indigestion for most of the afternoon. I must be more careful of what I eat for breakfast tomorrow, although I had the indigestion before I ate. And now it's late again. Sigh.

 

I finally opened the last package I got from Walmart, and instead of four boxes of tea, there was one box, so I just finished talking to them and getting that straight. Sheesh. I've had much more trouble with Walmart than I have with Amazon, but Amazon seems to have ceded a lot of household goods - like tea, TP and laundry products - to Walmart.

 

The weather was nice but sort of weird. Well, that's weird. I know I saw temperatures of 71 for a couple of hours this afternoon, but looking at the history, it says the high for the day was only 63. Whatever. There wasn't much wind, and it was clear all day. My problem, I think, is that the humidity is high and the barometer is low - not good for my joints.

 

The guys slept. They got canned food today but they didn't like it. Grayson got to sleep on my lap this afternoon because I forgot what I was supposed to be doing. Louie is up at the north end, I think, probably in my bed, which is where I found him last night.

 

So that was a lost day, and now it's a clear, cool night in the field and the moon is shining brightly in the south windows. And I can't go to bed now, because they're playing some of my favorite Schubert.

 

June 2

Oh, I was stupidly late last night. I downloaded a bunch of new games (well - new to me) and they are all addictive. And it felt like I didn't sleep all that deeply until after about 6:00 AM. So I'm tired and I will be in bed earlier tonight.

 

The task of the day was the bulletin, which I should have done yesterday, but oh, well. I got it out and there were only a few mistakes. It was difficult because we're using service #5, which is long anyway, and confessing the Athanasian Creed. which is very long, in three parts, but I used my shoehorn and changed type sizes and managed to get everything in. I think service #5 is thought to be closest to Martin Luther's German Mass, with hymns used for the sung parts of the service. I don't like "Isaiah, Mighty Seer" and that's the only hymn in the hymnal that replaces the Sanctus. It's also a very long service - I'm afraid we'll be there for a couple of hours, even if Pastor's sermon is short. But it's Trinity Sunday and we have to celebrate it. Then we'll hae umpteen Sundays after Pentecost and those are mostly easier to do. I will say, though, that the challenge of fitting everything into three pages (and not forgetting anything, which I did today) is part of the reason I like doing this exercise.

 

I also had a terrible accident, but I was expecting it, because I've been slacking off on my fiber for the past couple of days. Just eating more psyllium doesn't do it, I found.

 

The weather was rather  nice, and I have the south window open. The temperature went from about 58 at 2:00 PM to 81 at 6:00. It's dropped back to 70@ now, and it's supposed to get quite cool overnight. The humidity was mostly under 50% and there was only a light wind from the north. It was mostly cloudy for most of hte day, so the house didn't heat up too much.

 

The guys slept. Grayson was disappointed because he didn't get to sit on my lap, so he almost kicked one of the pill dispensers on the floor. I think he spent most of the afternoon under the east windows, although at one point he thought about moving onto the cart, where my travel bag was. I haven't seen Louie since this morning. I don't know where he's spending his time these days.

 

So it was another quiet, truncated day. I like this much better than last week Now it's a fairly warm, cloudy night in the field and it's bedtime.

 

June 1

This will be short, because I went into zombie mode again and it's late.

 

the weather wasn't bad. The high temperature was 71, but it was cloudy so it didn't get too warm in here and I didn't open the windows. I guess it's supposed to be warmer tomorrow.  There was a bit of a southwest wind, with gusts up to 21 mph. It was mostly cloudy but not very dark. The humidity was low until around 4:00 PM - under 50% - and then in the next hour it went up to 81%. No wonder I had such a hard time getting up.

 

The cats slept. Grayson did not get to monopolize my lap, and I think Louie spent the entire day in the bathroom.

 

So it's a cloudy warmish night in the field and I really must go to bed.

 

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