“I like it where it gets dark at night, and if you want noise, you have to make it yourself.”

The only snow not yet melted by today’s warmth is in piles left by the plows from last week’s storm. The rain hasn’t started yet but is on its way. It will rain here most of the day, sometimes heavily. The wind is strong. My feeders are spinning like a carnival ride, the swings maybe, the sort of rides which always make me sick. The birds, though, don’t seem to mind and hold on when the feeders are being thrown about by the wind, by the strong wind. That dump run I didn’t make yesterday is on the dance card for today if the rain holds off long enough.

Gracie woke me up this morning by ringing her doggie bells. Yesterday she had an upset stomach so I figured she was going out to graze. Eating grass or my spider plants make her feel better. When she came inside, Gracie wanted a treat, and I obliged. She, however, turned her nose up at everything I offered until I gave her a piece of chicken meat from the deli. Once that was finished she ate all the rest of the treats: the cheese slice, the beef tidbit and the dog biscuit. I figure she was holding out for the best she could get. She knows the treats escalate in quality because I worry when she doesn’t want her usual.

Winter is a lazy time for me. I am content to stay inside. Hanging around the house doesn’t usually get boring as I have books and movies and the occasional dusting chore to keep me busy. I venture out only when I have a list of errands or I need animal food, coffee or cream, essentials in this house. I avoid main roads, supermarkets and parking lots. Rainy days are the best days for errands as people choose to stay home. I don’t care if I get wet. It is easy to get dry.

My house is quiet. I can hear only Gracie’s deep breathing as she sleeps beside me on the couch and Fern’s quiet snores from the pillow behind me where she sleeps. The lamp here is lit staving off the gloom of the morning. I like today.

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4 Comments on ““I like it where it gets dark at night, and if you want noise, you have to make it yourself.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    My life would be much like Yours if I didn’t need to go to work. Stay at home, reading books and travel once in a while.

    Most of the snow that fell is gone now, the night and today was much warmer than predicted. More will come tonight and tomorrow unfortunately but I hope it will be just a dustíng.

    I’m just about to order some books and it will be the latest from Stephen King but I’m not sure yet what other books I’ll order. Probably more horror books though. I’m always a bit skittish after reading horror books, especially if I need to go outside in the dark all by myself, the bog is a bit too close those times 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      I worked 45-50 hours a week and was at work at 6:30 in the morning. I figure I deserve a lazy life having paid my dues for all those years.

      It will be in the 50’s today and raining so I figure the snow will disappear quickly.

      I don’t get afraid from books knowing they come from some author’s imagination, but who knows about steps behind me in the dark!

      Enjoy your Saturday!

  2. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I just came back from errands. I drove through varying amounts of falling rain from piddling to pouring.
    It’s very dingy up here. Every light in my downstairs is lit today, except the dining room because I don’t have to be in there at all. But everywhere I use is lit. I even have an Ott light on the living room side table in front of the window because it makes me believe that there is sunshine outside.
    That 57ºF temperature doesn’t seem quite so warm with wind gusts that we are having but I’ll take it. Better than -57º any day. 🙂
    I was tired of being inside today so I went out and bought myself a new telephoto lens. I’m going back out to play with it and maybe get myself some chips and dip for the evening.
    Enjoy the quiet.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I took nap and when I woke up, it was poring-no dump yet!

      I have only this light in the den on because my candle lights keep the rest of the house light enough.

      I went out and filled the cat feeders and thought the same as you-it wasn’t as warm as I expected. I think it was both the wind and the dampness.

      Funny-I had chips and dip for lunch!

      Have a great evening!

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