I sleep until I wake up naturally. It's wonderful not to live life according to a clock. Looks like a chilly day on tap, but sunny.
Sleepyhead me in my sheep pajamas.
Cloudwalker makes loud demands to be fed.
I accommodate him and his brother Fletcher.
I get ready for the day. Am sparing you the photos of ablutions, but here are the clothes for the day laid out. Since it's a cold day I am wearing Cuddlduds underneath.
Time for coffee and the daily vitamins/supplements.
And breakfast. I'm just coming off a visit from my son and daughter-in-law, who ate me out of house and home. Barely enough coffee to make a small pot, and the last of the eggs for breakfast! No bread for toast, either.
While enjoying my breakfast, I catch up on some news. As you can see, Cloudwalker also appreciates being well informed.
And then I catch up with my friends on LiveJournal and also post about the visit with the kids.
Time to tidy up!
Since I'm short on some essentials, I make a quick run to the Publix grocery store. It's pricey but close to my home so I generally only use it for small purchases in 'emergency' situations, like this morning.
Ugh, there's frost on the ground! Glad I finally got my garage doors replaced so I don't have to scrape frost off the car windows.
The store was pretty empty and the trip was quick. Thankfully everyone was wearing masks inside. Back home to put away my small haul of food. I got coffee, eggs and bread, and also got a couple jars of ready-made gravy to use with leftovers. And some chicken tenders that were on sale, for later use.
By now it's past 11 am and it is beautifully sunny and warming up. I'm ready to go to the library and get new books. So far this year I've read 7 books. I wasn't reading at all for pleasure the last few years of work, so this is such a wonderful re-discovery! Having the time to read whenever I want is one of the best things about retirement.
I take the charming, peaceful back road to town.
Until I get close to town. They are extending a divided highway on this side of town, and it intersects with my peaceful back road that I've driven for more than 30 years. It makes me sad to know the traffic is going to snarl up here soon. They're putting in a roundabout here.
Here's our lovely new library. I wish I'd thought to take pictures inside - so spacious and pretty. I had to go through a checkpoint where they took my temperature and asked me questions before letting me in. We are limited to 75 people in the library and a maximum visit of one hour. That's kind of tough on students trying to do research for papers!
However, I quickly find four suitable books and am back on my way. I'm working my way through the Agatha Christie novels and find two I haven't read. Plus I pick up two classic apocalyptic books to read. I have a big weakness for apocalyptic/dystopian fiction.
Now that I'm back home, I decide to tackle one of my retirement 'projects', and that is to inventory my fanzines and re-read them. I am not likely to get rid of them, but they've been tucked away in boxes in a closet for several years and I'd like to refresh my memory and enjoy them again.
So, here are some of my zines. These are only Man from UNCLE zines and mostly slash. There's a lot more to go that I haven't unpacked yet. Yeah, I've been in fandom for a while.
Oops, time gets away from me! Fletcher has a 3 pm appointment at the vet, because he's been sneezing and his eyes are all watery and I'm worried he's getting a respiratory infection. So I load him up in the carrier and off we go. He is NOT a happy camper.
At the vet they don't let people in. You call when you arrive and someone comes out to get your pet for treatment. Then, you just sit and wait. And wait. And wait. They were very busy this afternoon. But I'm happy to wait, I've been going to this vet for over 30 years and they are fantastic. The original vet was lauded as one of the best veterinarians in the country and his younger partner is also very good. I trust them with my babies' health.
The news is good. Fletcher is fine. The symptoms are probably either allergies or stress-induced (he was very stressed while 'strangers' were in his home for days on end). We go back home.
By now it's 4 pm and I'm hungry. I feed the cats first and then make a tossed salad and a hot roast beef sandwich using leftover roast beef from the other night. It's tasty and comforting on a chilly afternoon.
And now that my tummy is full and the light is waning, it's time to settle in for a relaxing evening. I turn on the fireplace and get comfy in the recliner chair. Fletcher normally curls up in the basket on the hearth but not tonight. He still hasn't forgiven me. Clow got in my lap, and it's time to read one of my new books!
And that's the end of my pictures. I read for an hour or two then turned on the TV and watched The Rachel Maddow Show and after that I kinda sorta nodded off. I woke up around midnight and took myself to bed at that point.