I woke up yesterday, or maybe the day before, feeling better than I had in a long time.
This morning, Teddy and I got up too early, so it’s hard to know exactly how I feel compared to yesterday. It was my fault: I visited the bathroom at 3 am, tried to be quiet, but you can’t fool those keen dog ears.
I can tell you that I’m bloody sick of political news. Republican complaints about Biden’s Executive Orders are already mounting, and it’s same old/same old.
Misstatements abound. For example, stopping the Keystone Pipeline would result in the loss of 1,000 permanent full-time jobs and about four months of temporary jobs, not one million. Hardly a blip on the country’s growing rate of unemployment.
The deluge of made-up “facts” continues, too. A right-wing bimbo was forced to recant her absurd claim that a $15 minimum wage would result in a $38 burrito. In the real world, Taco Bell told PolitiFact, “at our company-owned restaurants in New York City, where the minimum wage is $15 an hour, our Bean Burrito is $1.89 plus tax.”
I heard both Romney and Rubio on Chris Wallace’s show yesterday. It was striking to note how the former came across as an adult and the latter as a juvenile whiner. Maybe Ivanka would be a better choice for Senator after all.
Meanwhile, I’ve lost or misplaced a slipper and a face mask accessory. It wouldn’t be a surprise if they were buried under paperwork somewhere.
We brought Teddy home yesterday. He’s done the circuit around the house a couple of times and had no problem negotiating the deck stairs.
Ron took him out last night. I did the 3:30 am shift this morning. 20 degrees but no wind.
He was very restless. I gave him his anti-anxiety med.
Right now he’s panting at the top of the stairs, and I’m hoping to lure him with cheese to visit me in my den.
I was out with him yesterday afternoon and grateful for our house, our yard, for Ron and for Teddy.
Update: he made it down the stairs! Good dog!
He was lying in the den but started getting restless. In spite of cheese, we had to carry him back up stairs: not easy for Ron so early in the day. He wasn’t pleased but he didn’t bite us. Some carpentry needed before he comes downstairs again, I think.
Brought him outside again around 6 am. Fed him.
Took him out a couple more times, in the yard and the field. Ron walked him twice in the field. We all got a fair amount of outdoor time today. Teddy’s not bothered by other dogs in the neighborhood.
Yesterday I cleared a path from the dog run to the field and loaded about a barrelful of branches on the truck. We did an easy transfer station run. Looks like a rainy one today.
A neighbor’s mail had been delivered to us by mistake, so we walked over to re-deliver it.
Ron’s back was feeling okay, so we extended the walk and stopped to chat with a neighbor who is a stone cutter. He gave us a tour of his work area, including two winches and a giant trailer he’d built over an eight-year period.
Received Em’s birth certificate – great service from the Lowell City Clerk’s Office!