JANUARY 5 2016
I was talking about New Year’s resolutions on the first day of the year. One of my resolutions was to drink less Coca-Cola or Fanta, and try something more natural as Ice Tea. It seemed such a good idea! Till last night.
I normally could drink gallons of coffee, even before going to bed, and I’d sleep without a wink. Well, last night, after drinking three ice teas, I couldn’t sleep at all and I tossed and turned well in the wee hours of the morning.
Of course, that meant a difficult time waking up, even though Rex did everything in his power to let me know that it was time for him to take his morning walk.
I could barely see in front of my eyes and it felt as if all the sand in the world had found a nice and cozy house under my eyelids. Besides that, the entire troupe of River Dance was playing havoc with my brains.
I decided to be pro-active and to solve two things the same time: I went out in the yard with my coffee so that my mutt could run around and solve his business and I could gather my wits long enough to greet the day, and all that, despite the freezing temperature. It’s true I bundled up pretty well, and anyway I was warm enough after a tenacious fight for five minutes to put the coat on the dog. He wriggles like a worm but with much more speed.
Well, I woke up good and so did the neighbors, as a naughty little black squirrel plopped itself on a branch in one of the trees we have in the yard and started chattering furiously at Rex. Obviously, he couldn’t let such insolence go by without answering in kind and for a few minutes there was a concert of barking and mutterings from the squirrel that helped everybody around to greet the day without needing their alarm clocks.
As I said before, my dear mixed pug can turn a deaf ear whenever he feels that he has the right of things and I am in the wrong, so all my orders to make him shut up were completely ignored. In the end, the squirrel gave up and left and that made me wonder. They say the smart one gives in first. I felt insulted on my dog’s behalf.
Whenever I work from home, I spend most of my time around my dog. I rarely see someone or talk to someone, so it is like we live in a very contained bubble.
While I work, he lies down at my feet and whenever I go out on the balcony he wakes up and come as well.
He knows that if he is good and doesn’t bark at everyone passing by, he’ll be rewarded. So every time, when we go inside, he hurries to the spot where he knows he should stay to get his treats.
Now, to be honest, he always has the feeling he’s entitled to the treats, even if he wasn’t good and he looks at me with shocked eyes when I say he doesn’t deserve any. You could read in his eyes frustration in front of the injustice of life.
In the evening, I love going out and stargazing. Next to me, Rex is star-barking (and I don’t care that there is no such word – languages should evolve depending on necessities and I do need such an evolution now).
He fails to understand that the stars are too far to pay any attention to his barking and that for them he is not even a particle of dust.
However, I think it’s interesting there are spots in such a big city where you can see the clear sky and all the stars above. Maybe it is because of the ravines and forest slices that are scattered almost all over the town, especially in the north area.
The nights are lightened by stars and the days invite you to wander in the woods, of course, when the temperature is at least zero, not like now. We tried going into the woods this afternoon but the wind was so harsh, dropping the temperature under minus thirteen, that after not even ten meters, we changed course. We actually shortened our walk considerably. I am all for physical exercise, don’t misunderstand me, but I am much more for not getting a cold. I admit, I am a person that loves a certain personal comfort.
I know, it might be considered quite a pretty boring day, but with surfing the internet – while I was supposed to write the pages I proposed myself to write, reading another novel and wondering about other stereotypes – I will talk about them tomorrow, doing my job – I need a paycheck after all, I think my day was quite full even though it has nothing worth reporting.
Maybe tomorrow, there will be more interesting stuff.
And here is Rex. So that you could have a face with the name.
Born sometime in the past century, living in the 21st century.
Sometimes I have good ideas... (what do you think?)
Sometimes fascinating guests!
(that for sure!)
Sometimes I have to share some of my frustrations,..
(not too tempting, huh!)
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