|Today is a national holiday, which means hubby was home and we managed to go out and have some fun instead of spending the entire day in front of computer screens.
I slept late, thanks to the earplugs, and had weird dreams. I had panic room dreams, actually - I was trying to lock myself in the bathroom because there was somebody after me but the lock didn't work and so on. It's the first time I've had this kind of dream since I've moved.
I finally got up and had some breakfast while watching the Nanny. At 1.30PM we went shopping.
The main plan was to buy a wireless antenna because since I moved the computer to another room it doesn't always catch the signal. As would be expected we didn't find it anywhere.
Instead we bought a photography book, the new Prince CD and the new Tori Amos DVD and developed some pictures. Not bad!
I actually didn't know there was a Region 2 version of the Tori dvd and had even asked a friend to try and get it for me from the US, but there it was. I missed it completely, off course. It was Pedro who sppoted it. Thanks sweetie :)
Since I was wearing strappy sandals, my feet started to hurt like hell after a couple of hours so we went home to regroup before leaving again to go to the park. We sat down on the grass, in the shade, by the duck pond. It was really nice and I got to read a bit more of the Potter book. At least until an old couple decided to sit right next to me, because there was nowhere else in the entire GIGANTIC FUCKING PARK! and started speaking loudly, off course, because they were both half deaf. I eventually gave up, gathered my things and moved somewhere else. I tried not to get too pissed off but I really don't get it. People will avoid sitting next to you on the bus but in a huge park wherever you are seems to be just the right spot. Unbelievable!
When we got home I was starved because i only had a mozzarella salad for lunch. But in my usual style I ended up watering the plants and bathing the cats before actually eating anything.
Cat baths. Not one of the most pleasent things in the world. We did it cause Pedro was curious to see how Jones would react. He's 2 years old and never had a bath before. He can be a real sweetheart and he can also kill you in your sleep, depending on how scared he is. In the end it wasn't as bad as he had feared, as long as there's no water running. If we turn on the tap he gets completely freaked out. Apart from that he just whines a bit but doesn't even try to get away much.
The yellow cat was next. It's her second bath this month but since he's been ill she really needed it. The first thing she did was pee in the water. Which meant we had to empty the tub and fill it up again. I guess it ends up being a more efficient revenge than trying to run.
This time she did try to bite a couple of times but didn't get us. Apart from that it went smoothly.
So I finally got to eat, at around 8PM, and watched a bit of the Tori DVD. I still like the older songs best. Can't help myself. And I liked the concerts better before the bass and drums, but it's not too bad because I think over the years they've found a balance and it's not so much 'in your face' as it was at first. But she's gotten a bit too serious and was quite stiff at the beginning of the show. She eventually loosened up, though, and halfway through was being the Tori I've know and loved for years. I particularly liked Take to the Sky. The dress she wears on the DVD, however, is quite dreadful, but she's never been known for being a sharp dresser, I guess. And she's starting to look older (aren't we all?), but she's still quite beautiful.
At about 9PM I decided I had to do something about the wireless connection, so I rearanged the room so that the back of the computer, where the antenna is, is facing away from the wall in order to get a better signal. It seems to have worked but doesn't look that great, so I hope it doesn't have to stay this way for very long.