A storm blew out the electricity two nights ago. I pretty much slept through the storm, but my cell phone awakened me several times. The first message said, “A bad storm is coming, take cover.” As I was under the covers, I could only roll over and curse the university which keeps me connected to their alert system. I have tried several times to cut these ties, but as I am a graduate of said university, they want to keep me in their loop (mostly for raising funds).
The second message read, “Heavy rain, avoid flooding in low-lying areas.” Yeah, right, as if I am going to hop out from under the covers and run for the nearest ditch.
As I had slept badly for three nights in a row, I did the unthinkable yesterday and took a nap on my bed. Being a hyperactive kind of person, I hadn’t taken a nap in 40 years. although once in a while I fell asleep in a meeting or put my head down on my desk at lunch.
David went to the grocery store while I snoozed and the dogs didn’t flick a whisker. I woke up when he returned surprised I had not heard him creep out of the house. He says I slept, I swore I had been awake the whole time. This makes me wonder if sometimes when I am asleep, I dream I am awake.
The pain in my hip has been excruciating, but I finally found a pillow I can wedge between my knees to relieve my suffering when I lay down. The past 24 hours (night and nap) I have been relatively comfortable.
Granddaughter Rita landed a job at her local pet store bathing dogs for the groomers. If she lasts 3 months they will train her to groom dogs. The pay is better than the vet’s office where she did vet tech (dog) work. Rita has a gift for handing dogs so she is very pleased. Meanwhile she is working on her college degree, and her job covers expenses such as car insurance.
The Smithsonian catalogue of upcoming events, seminars, lectures, conducted tours, etc. arrived and am deciding what to do this fall. David won’t go along on any of these activities, but I extracted a promise from him to accompany me when I visit the Bishop’s garden at the National Cathedral. He says if it isn’t raining, we will go on our anniversary.