10:30pm Today has been a productive and active day. I woke up at 12:47pm and realized I’d slept since about 11am- two hours in a row, yay. I thought, “I feel good enough to go to the post office, and I can get there before they close.” I got up and ready to go out the door when I realized it was 2:47pm and not 12:47pm. But I was up and dressed and feeling pretty good about being vertical, so I headed out. That also meant I’d slept almost 4 hours in a row! I felt very much revitalized.
I dropped mail at the post office and was glad for it to be so close and located in a small shopping center. I went into Beall’s Outlet next door and bought a white ribbon fabric shower curtain, and a set of nifty cameo-looking shower hooks. I’d suddenly had the idea to swap out my former shower curtain, new just last year, to give a new look to the room since I’d be taking more baths now.
After Beall’s, I went next door to Big Lots for a new silver tension rod, then on to The Waterman to refill the 2 five-gallon bottles I’d had in my car for a week. I’d figure out later how to get them out of my car and into the house. Usually I could carry one easily, sometimes both since they have handles, but today I definitely wasn’t at full strength so I wasn’t sure what the plan would be.
I ended up getting the bottles out by using rolling chairs, one to the car trunk, one to the hallway door, and I kinda slid the bottles back and forth between the chairs to get them inside. Not as tough as I thought it might be.
I installed my new silver shower rod and hung up my new white ribbon shower curtain using my new cameo shower hooks. I took all the discarded packaging into the garage; there was a lot of it. It made me glad I don’t often shop; I just don’t like to use paper or plastic unecessarily. I also don’t often buy new things just for a new look. I tend to use things up. My original water heater lasted me 24 years; my original a/c unit and washer and dryer lasted me 20 years. My stove also lasted me 20 years, although I’d 2-3 times replaced the oven element or one of the stovetop burner elements.
7:00pm I felt I was running out of energy, but didn’t want to just lie in bed again. I decided to move onto the living room couch and made myself a cup of Better Than Bouillon vegetable broth, which revived me. It revived me so much that I opened a can of Progresso Italian Wedding Soup and heated it up. I put the meatballs down for Izzy, who wouldn’t eat them. I strained away 3/4 of the pasta and ate the rest of the soup. It felt good to chew. I wanted some romaine lettuce but since it was raw, I wasn’t sure if I should so I didn’t.
So now at 10:30pm, my tummy feels fine and I feel pretty good, although tired. I’m going to sit on the couch awhile, just to be sitting up. I’ll bet by tomorrow I will be good as new. The January Horizons is done on time. I couldn’t ask for much more. Goodnight.