Yesterday sort of got away from me, I'd done my boring stuff for the day (Pilates and cleaning) in the morning, we'd had lunch and shopped for house stuff, then Edith and I had a nap. I'd only intended to sleep for half an hour, but it turned into three hours, which really wiped out my plans for the afternoon.I still had time to make dinner (roasted brussel sprouts with pecans and gruyere, I liked it but Doc didn't and who knew that pecans were so ridiculously packed with calories? What are they made from, lard?), so I did that and then went to bed with a raging headache.
I thought I'd feel better this morning, but I really didn't; so I took some advil, slept some more and came in to work a mere three hours late. I stopped briefly on the way to pick up the rocket fuel coffee that caused me to reorganise and clean the office on Friday, but this time I got a medium so hopefully this will be just enough to get me through the rest of the day without the hyperactivity associated with the large cup I had last time.
In other news I am doing really well with my intention to read more books this year, this weekend I polished off a ridiculous murder mystery, "Dorothy and Agatha", which was fun but as light as the Christie and Sayers' mysteries that it was inspired by. Now I'm moving the brows a bit higher with Jeffrey Eugenides "The Virgin Suicides". Last time I tried to read this I only got half-way through, mostly because I wasn't really in the right frame of mind to read about teenage suicide; the other reason was much more prosaic, there are no chapters and my usual method of demolishing a book is to read complete chapters every time I pick up the book until it's finished. This time I will finish it. No book shall defeat me in 2011!
***Post Script*** I tell a lie, "The Virgin Suicides" actually has 5 chapters, it's just the third chapter is much longer than the first two and that's where I got bogged down last time. Clearly I need to just power through those 92 pages, maybe with some Kendall Mint Cake to hand or something.