“doing nothing often leads to the very best of something”

Just as I woke up, the rain started but fell for only about five minutes. It left the morning damp, dark and still. I haven’t turned on any lights. The dark house is comforting in a strange way. The dogs ran the yard. Nala ran the perimeter. Henry ran to the brush, squatted then ran back again. My kitchen floor is filled with wet, dirty paw prints.

Today will be warm, 76˚. The low will be in the 60’s. All the windows are open. I can feel the dampness.

Last night was a wonderful evening. The first part was spent with catching up and grazing at the charcuterie board. I thought the board was artistic. My friend thought it beautiful; of course, I didn’t think to take a picture. The board was groaning, filled as it was with meat and cheese, spreads, cinnamon bread, cashews, crackers and gherkins. I rolled all the meat and cheese and covered watermelon with prosciutto. I used my new little bowls, well new last winter, and their bright colors enhanced the food and the board.

Next came the Christmas carols and presents. I was delighted with my presents. I will look through them again today. That is part of the fun of presents. Nala was delighted with the paper. She thought it a toy. We decided on Thai food for dinner, and it was scrumptious. We ate all of it except the beef dish which Nala pulled off the counter and finished. I think she liked the veggies.

The wonderful part of last night was spending it with friends. The evening felt so normal just to sit there and laugh and joke with each other. Henry was on his best behavior. Jay could not believe how changed he is from when they last saw him. He stayed in the room with us. Nala wasn’t on her best behavior. She was a puppy. She tried to sit on laps, grab the food on the table and beg a bit. She enjoyed the company.

Last night, I didn’t sleep well. The pain in my eye woke me up several times. I think all the shopping and preparing were at fault. This morning, though, my eye was easy to open, not as gunky (sorry for the graphic description). I think it is on the mend. Today I’ll help it along by doing nothing. I excel at doing nothing.

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6 Comments on ““doing nothing often leads to the very best of something””

  1. Hedley Says:

    And so I have made my way to Denver for a long weekend, in wonder of my one year grand daughter. I had enough gifts from me and Mrs MDH to entertain her. I am trying my best to see her not less frequently than every 6 weeks, and will be here through Tuesday.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      Your granddaughter is beautiful. I can only imagine the trunkful of gifts to entertain her. She will soon look forward to all your visits.

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Glad to hear that your eye seems to be healing. I pray for a quick recovery. Yes, there’s nothing like having friends together physically and your dinner sounded terrific. Am not a fan of Thai food, but I would have found something to eat.

    This morning I had an interesting chat with one of our instructors. He had been in the hospital for over six weeks and on a ventilator earlier this year with Covid-19. Since then he has been fully vaccinated. Last Saturday he came down sick with 102° fever, chills, body aches and felt terrible. He went to the emergency room and he tested positive for the Covid-19 again but this time with the Delta strain of the virus. They sent him home and he stayed in bed and self medicated with Advil. He said by Tuesday it was all over and he felt terrific. Had he not been vaccinated the doctor said he might have been admitted to the hospital and put in ICU. This pandemic is not over and not getting vaccinated is stupid. I’m continuing to wear my mask in the common areas here at the office even though I’ve been fully vaccinated. Our company policy is if you are fully vaccinated you don’t have to wear a mask. It’s the honor system. In Texas it’s illegal to inquire a person’s vaccination status. Several people I know haven’t been vaccinated and aren’t wearing masks. Also, we get pilots from all over the world to train here and no one knows their vaccination status.

    It’s another sunny day with a highs in the mid 90s.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      This morning my eye is even better despite the night I had. I know not to move my eye quickly to the left as that is the last place which hurts quite a bit. The meal was so very good. Thai is not like Chinese food though some of the appetizers are alike. The coconut shrimp is to die for!

      I have to think we need trust in the vaccines. Let the unvaccinated put themselves at risk by not wearing masks and hiding their status. Most of the places I visit, other than medical, do not require masks. I believe my vaccine has made me safe. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t had the vaccine. We are over 70% here.

      My nephew and my brother got Covid. My nephew admitted he hadn’t worn a mask, thought them silly. He changed his tune given how sick he got. I suspect my brother didn’t wear one either. He prides himself on being contrary. Neither one had my sympathy.

      We have no law about inquiring of people about their vaccination status, but I haven’t ever heard complaints of being asked. As with you, masks are required ion you are not vaccination. That is taken on trust. If people lie and get away with no masks, I would not sympathize if they got Covid, especially the Delta deviation.

  3. Christer. Says:

    The last 30 hgours have been horrible, pain eveywhere and high fever. I guess it is worth it in the long run but I’m not sure I’m willing to take a third shot if they think that is necessary.

    Albin tries his best to make Nova play and sometimes she does but I’m pretty sure he will be happy to once again have a friend with just as much energy as he has 🙂 Only two more weeks 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      I’m sorry you had to be one of the victims of the second shot. I had the one, J&J., which was fine. One of my sisters had a fever and a few aches but that was all. I think it is well worth the pain to know you’ll not get infected with Covid. I feel so much relief every day.

      These two dogs drive me crazy. They chase each tother up and down the hall but jump on the couch in between runs. I sit on the couch and get a dog or two whack me on the way by. They are good together.

      It is so close, two weeks. I bet you can hardly wait.

      Have a wonderful Sunday.

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