Yesterday I was at the monthly dog wash at the Humane Society. It’s a fund raiser for the shelter and is held every third Saturday. We usually have 8 - 10 dogs. Yesterday we had 16!! There was a line up of about 7 already when I arrived at 11:45 and they kept coming. We generally finish at 3 pm, but because people were still waiting, we kept going and finished up instead at about 4:15. Phew! Exhausting work, but we had a total of $310 at the end of it, so it was well worth it. There were a few of our regulars, too, which is always nice to see: Trixie, Scooter, D.O.G.
This morning, however, I am still exhausted. I got three hours sleep last night! I went to bed really early (8:30), read for an hour and was asleep before 10:00. Next thing I know, it’s 1:30 and I’m awake and I’ve been awake since! Needless to say, I’m moving pretty slowly right now. Fortunately, it’s VERY quiet at the hotel today - there are only 5 check-outs left to do today, so I can take it easy, but I can’t for the life of me figure out what woke me up and why I couldn’t get back to sleep.
I’m supposed to be going to a dinner party with friends (a 20-min drive from downtown) that starts later this afternoon, but I doubt I will make it unless I get a really strong second wind at some point. It feels lame to make the excuse “I’m really tired” but I AM! I’ll see how I feel around noon and whether I think I’ll be able to make it or not. I’m more concerned about the actual drive than whether or not I’ll be able to stay awake once I’m there. And if I get a ride with someone else, I’m dependent on them and when they want to leave. It’s a shame as I was looking forward to it. I have let one of the other ladies know that I might not make it, though, so she’ll pass along the message.
I bought some lovely organic bread and hummus, yesterday, ostensibly for the party. Now it seems I’ll have to eat it all on my own! We have a wonderful organic bakery in town that I need to start frequenting more. It’s pricier, but some things are worth it. The owner is always phoning the library with various reference questions about nutrition, so he takes his baking very seriously. You can also sign up to receive organic fruits on a monthly basis (I think it’s around $65). It’s all about sustainability, environmental concern and health.
I also picked up lots of plain yogurt, as my breakfast of choice these days is plain yogurt, Red Mill Apple Strawberry granola and a teaspoon of honey! YUM! The Red Mill stuff is comparatively expensive, but it’s delicious! I particularly like the Apple Cinnamon Granola.
I had my final exam on Thursday night and I’m so relieved my class is over! I didn’t realize how stressed I was until I got home and slept 9 solid hours! The exam was fairly straightforward, although I didn’t finish it. That will hurt my final mark, obviously, but I did well enough throughout the class that I know I passed. I need to learn to summarize better; I think I just write too much. But I admit that at 9:25, with just over a half hour left, my brain shut down, I essentially lost interest and knew that anything else that I wrote would be utter garbage, so I took the hit and handed it in. The final essay that I struggled so much with and thought was going to be my worst, was actually my BEST yet (!) and boosted my average nicely. J Yay!
I had considered taking a German class over the summer, but it’s too far out of my price range right now, so instead I’m going to buy the workbook for the class at the college and use that to study with. Then I can sign up in the fall for the college course.