How I'm feeling: Today the lung crud was much less pronounced and I was breathing easier except for the fact that the Evil Gut Pain returned with a vengeance. It's like... I get far enough away from it to think I might be over dramatizing and then it comes back and I realize, it's more real than I want it to be. Woke me out of a sound sleep at 6:30 and had me fumbling in the dresser drawer for the good drugs. I still haven't discovered a pattern with this pain but it's legit.
How's the weather? I couldn't tell you. I think the sun came out today but I'm not sure.
Hairstyle of the day: Straight and not as clean as yesterday but cleaner than tomorrow.
Makeup: rockin' the chapstick like your average five year old!
What I watched today: Today has been THE WORST day in tv watching history. I seriously gave up and just watched Fox News all morning. After my blessed double episode marathon of Grey's Anatomy I gave up and watched Katie (who, lets face it, is just as annoying at 3pm as she was at 7am). Tonight I'm planning to watch the new episode of How I Met Your Mother (because I'm sucker enough to still be tied into the story) and then a rousing, exciting documentary on Nancy Reagan on C-Span OR Fashion Police. I haven't decided. The First Ladies series has been really interesting on C-Span but ironically, one of the people who tweet in a question EVERY SINGLE WEEK is named Sheldon Cooper. I'm wondering if it's really a person named Sheldon Cooper or if it's someone (like me) who enjoys both First Lady history AND The Big Bang Theory. And by the way... you have to be more than just a passive tv watcher to catch on to a nuance like the Sheldon Cooper tweet of the week so maybe my tv watching career DOES require me to be more alert than I thought....
I'm counting down the days until the Olympics.
What I'm reading: Today I binge read a blog called Carolina Charm. Binge reading is when you go back and read large portions of a blog in one sitting. I end up doing this at least once a week. It's like reading a biography and I love biographies. This is how I started stalk-reading Camp Patton about a year ago. Today I got an email response from Grace about a comment I made on her blog and it seriously made me smile. I don't know why YOU read blogs but for me, being able to connect with people who live in different parts of the country/world from me, being able to see how "the other half" lives, being able to see how very alike we all are at the end of the day is very entertaining to me. It also really makes my day when you guys comment/email/send facebook messages. I know this is a monologue but I really do enjoy feedback.
What I ate today: breakfast was oatmeal with apples, raisins and walnuts, lunch was carrots with hummus, dinner was Pop's homemade chicken pot pie and seriously, I could have eaten an entire pie by myself. I've been trying to eat smaller meals today because if you have Evil Gut Pain and you get a full belly, it makes things worse. But seriously. I can see myself having a midnight snack of chicken pot pie if I'm still awake at midnight, although every time I go into the kitchen the dogs get all excited because they know I'm a sucker and always give them scraps.
What I drank today: I started with those folgers coffee singles - you know, the ones that are like tea bags. Yuck. I moved on to hot tea
Where I went today: I opened the front door once and let the dogs out. That's about it.
What I did today: I survived. Some days that's the best I've got.
Visitors to the Hollow: Austin's girlfriend Charity then later Austin's friend and his girlfriend. I am apparently running some kind of Xbox/Hookah Lounge in the Whine Cellar. I should charge admission. This is where all the cool kids hang out and I get to LIVE here! They're all decent enough to make polite conversation with me on their way past so at least I talk to someone other than my cat.
Thought for the day: There are 923 words that break the "i before e" rule, only 44 that follow it. Is it more of a rule or a guideline?