||[Jan. 8th, 2015|09:08 pm]
The roofing will continue for a third day, but I sincerely hope not for a fourth. Once again I was unable to wake up early enough to get the feral cats fed before the roofers arrived. Two of the cats have decided that the roofers can be tolerated, so they turned up around lunch time, but the other two hid out until evening, after the guys had been gone for a couple of hours. None of the cats are in danger of starving. I probably overfeed them anyway, so it might be good for them to miss a few meals.|
I've arranged transportation for a shopping trip tomorrow, but I hope to make it as early in the morning as possible. Some of the stuff that's on sale is stuff that is likely to be sold out by afternoon, and Safeway doesn't give rain checks on their Friday specials. I figure I'm going to be awake anyway, what with all the racket, so I might as well do something in the morning, and it will be nice to get a break from the noise.
It was not quite as balmy today as it has been, thanks to some clouds that interrupted the flow of sunlight now and then. Tomorrow is expected to be more of the same. It's been a nice break from winter, but I'm ready for the chill to return. Wednesday could bring more rain, but probably not enough to give the new roof a real workout. The following Saturday is promising, though, and about damned time. It's looking more and more like last year, when most of the rain fell in November and December and the rest of the winter was mostly dry. I'm sure I could get used to such a pattern should it become permanent, but the state's agriculture certainly couldn't.
There was Chinese food tonight, and I'm feeling decidedly logy. Too bad that half hour and you're hungry again thing is a crock. At the moment I feel as though I'll never be hungry again. Don't envy me, Scarlett. This is very uncomfortable.
I don't know where that old saw came from about Chinese food. Get some General Tso's in ya and yes, it'll stick around for a while! Mmm, General Tso's...
Hope they finish up that roofing today so you and the kitties can get back on schedule!
Fried rice and chow mein noodles are pretty persistent.
The roof is done! Today was a half day, but I spent so long at the store that I don't dare take an afternoon nap.
Oh, good! I'm glad to hear it!
I just had leftover Thai red curry for supper. Too many tough bamboo shoots, but the curry sauce was good over reheated rice. (Bamboo shoots can veer way too close to eating chopsticks.)
I don't think curry agrees with me. I had it but once, and while it was not bad while I was eating it, I was tasting it for several days after and it seemed to get stronger and stronger (and more and more unpleasant) before finally fading away.
As a rule I like spicy food (my parents both had Mexican friends and relatives and even when very young I always enjoyed the tacos and burritos and tamales we used to get at the little Mexican delicatessens in nearby San Gabriel and other barrios around Los Angeles) but there's something in curry that just repulses me. I'm glad I grew up in California and not England.