“The word “noise” is derived from the Latin word nausea.”

When I did my errands, the roads were full of cars. I even had to wait a few light cycles. What in the heck are all those people in cars doing? Why are they not at the beach on a perfect beach day? Spending even one sunny day of a vacation on the road seems a monumental waste.

I  got all my errands done because I had strategized my route before I left. Some days I give up and go home in mid-errand. Today wasn’t one of those.

When I left, I didn’t close the back door hoping to keep the house cool and in case Henry wanted out, but when I got home, he and Maddie were asleep.

Henry and Maddie rule the roost which is an odd metaphor as neither roost. I am their housemaid. Maddie wants fresh water every time she takes a drink. She sits by the water dish and meows at me when I go by the bathroom where the dish is. Before I do anything in the morning, including my coffee, I feed both of them. Henry sits and waits by his dishes, and Maddie weaves in and out of my legs, a dangerous maneuver for both of us. Treats are kept here in the den, mostly Maddie’s as she needs bulking being so skinny. Maddie is a slow, gentle eater. Henry gets a chew treat as that takes him a while to eat so Maddie can eat her treats in peace. He is always noisy and a bit messy. For their morning, afternoon and evening naps, Maddie sleeps on a small throw on the table and Henry sleeps on the couch. At bedtime, Maddie stays downstairs, and Henry runs up the stairs ahead of me and is usually waiting on my bed. Thought they don’t speak human, they have taught me how to respond to dog and cat speak. I am their faithful servant.

It has been a noisy morning. When I woke up, the kids were playing in the street, loudly playing in the street. The kids are gone but I can hear machinery, a different sound than a lawn mower. It is coming from somewhere down the street. What has happened to my  usual, quiet morning?

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5 Comments on ““The word “noise” is derived from the Latin word nausea.””

  1. Bob Says:

    Today the temperature on my car thermometer read 109 F degrees Which is 42.7 C when I left work to come home. Tomorrow the forecast is for a high of 110 F degrees. I haven’t tried to fry eggs on the sidewalk but it’s still very, very hot. You know it’s going to be a hot day when the temperature starts out with a low of 85 at seven in the morning. Yesterday the electric grid strained to an all time high usage in the afternoon. Thank goodness for air conditioning!

    • katry Says:

      We have had the most wonderful days for the last few. Today was in the high 70’s with no humidity. Tonight has a cooling breeze. It will be the same until Saturday when it will get humid again anticipating rain on Sunday. I’m not complaining as we need the rain.

      I have doors and windows open, no need for the air conditioner. I’ll sleep well tonight.

  2. splendidone Says:

    We have had it hot here in the Ohio valley. This morning I awoke to thunder, I almost went outside and danced in the rain. It has been so hot and dry, rain is like manna falling from the sky. I love hearing about your day to day Kat. My old cat, Miss Pitty Pat is near 24 and she totally rules this roost. Enjoy your weekend everyone.

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