I not only managed to stay awake long enough to get the wheelie bin out to the street this morning, but never got back to sleep all day and now it's all I can do to keep my eyes open. That's what happened yesterday. If I fall asleep early again tonight and wake up at two o'clock in the morning again tomorrow I'm going to be very annoyed.
But I did manage to arrange another trip to the store today, and finally got the bargain kitty litter they've been out of the last two times I went. I also got four cans of almonds which should make getting through the gray and wet days a head a bit easier. The almond is a cheery nut, and I feel warmer just thinking about them. Brazil nuts would be even better, but nobody sells cans of nothing but Brazil nuts, and I haven't seen any in bulk in any of the local stores. They probably have some at Safeway, but their nut counter is in an out-of-the-way corner of the store and I always forget to check it.
I hope they have some dates on sale after Christmas this year. Last year they sold out just about everything at the full price and never had a sale. Dates are pretty expensive— like prime rib expensive— so I only buy them if they knock the price down quite a bit. Luckily I can't eat very many of them before I get tired of them for another year, so a one pound package will usually be enough.
For now the almonds will do, and crunching them briefly drowns out the sound of rain which, I must admit, is beginning to get on my nerves just a bit. I think I might prefer to have it get cold enough to snow, just so it will be quiet for a while.