I had yesterday off. It was Columbus Day and the library was closed. I had big plans for yesterday. I was going to:
- Take Riley for a nice long walk.
- Watch a bunch of shows I have on my DVR that The Spouse doesn’t watch.
- Update my blog.
- Play several rounds of Word Twist.
- Take Riley to the vet to get ointment for his eye (more on that in a minute).
- Decide whether or not to drop my distant network signals and go with local networks in HD.
- Make red beans and rice.
I got two of the 7 things accomplished. What a slacker! Actually, I have a good excuse. Riley was sick the night before last. He was up half a dozen times, which meant I was up half a dozen times. I don’t know if it was the fact that he licked The Spouse’s plate after dinner or what, but he was not doing well. I had made a creamy chicken basil pasta dinner. It had lots of garlic and basil in it. Maybe it was too herby for him. He was in a lot of distress. After The Spouse left for work, Riley and I went back to bed. But his up and down routine continued for another hour or so. Finally, he slept, and so did I, for about an hour or so. When I did get up, I logged onto Facebook. Riley curled up next to me. He slept like a rock for another 90 minutes. He was one sick puppy.
I spent half the morning trying to figure out how to get a Picasa tab on my Facebook profile. The app doesn’t seem to work. Since I was adding a Picasa tab, I was in my Picasa web albums. That prompted me to start adding captions to my photos. That involved finding the location of some of the photos on Google maps so I could be very specific and accurate when I captioned them. That took hours, during which I was not updating my blog, was not watching my shows on DVR, not playing Word Twist. Before I knew it, The Spouse was home for lunch. Another hour lost.
After The Spouse left, I took Riley to the vet. Not for his upset stomach. He had been rubbing his right eye for the past few days, and the tissue around his eye was really red. I couldn’t find the eye ointment I had gotten from the vet last year when he’d gotten a hair down under his eyelid. We went in to get more ointment and have the vet double check his eye to make sure it wasn’t scratched or anything. Fortunately, it wasn’t. By the time we got home, I had about an hour before The Spouse would be home, and the red beans weren’t even cooking yet. Oh, I’d soaked them and boiled them for a bit, but they needed a good hour of cooking before they’d be edible. I needed to get with the program. I also needed an backup plan. I started cooking a sort of kung pao pork stir fry kind of dish. When it was time for dinner, I presented The Spouse with both options, the beans being mostly read, albeit a teensy bit “firm”. He opted for the beans. He’s not a big fan of Asian.
So, that was my day. Pretty much unproductive, save captioning the photos, making the beans, and taking Riley to the vet. Today is a new day. I have to go to work. I have gray roots to dye before I go and laundry to put away. Oh, and red beans to freeze. I am catching up on some of my DVR watching as I type, and I’m obviously updating my blog. I still can’t decide on dropping the distant network signals or not, and I am not sure if I’ll get any rounds of Word Twist played or not. I’m going to try.