Ever have one of those days when you just can't seem to concentrate on any one thing? Well, that's the way my day is going today. I think it may be a case of cabin fever or possibly spring fever. Whatever it is, I am restless.
The weather here in Minnesota has warmed up to 30 degrees. There is no snow falling. The winds are calm. March in Minnesota has a reputation of turning mean and has been known to stir up a blizzard in the past. But so far, things are looking good, at least into next week, when temps in the low 40's are predicted.
I walked the half block to our local mom and pop bakery this morning. They have such good wheat bread and now and then I treat myself to a couple of loaves. And a chocolate brownie with mint frosting. I love the fact that even though my town is a suburb of the city, there are still some businesses that are locally owned and have been here as far back as I can remember.
I have been nursing a sick dog. She isn't pukey or poopy sick - just off her feed and she sleeps most of the time. I shouldn't be surprised. She is an old lady now - 12 or 13 years old. The vet said to just keep feeding her the homemade food and if she shows any signs of other problems, to bring her in. She has dropped a little bit of weight, and as she was only 9 lbs. to start with, that's not a good thing. I've been feeding her every three hours or so and adding my canned hamburger or turkey to the meat that is already in the food. She is the Yorkie who has been the Energizer Bunny on Steroids, so it is a bit disconcerting to see her so quiet. She does seem better today, though.
As long as I couldn't seem to settle to doing something constructive, I went for another walk after lunch. This time it was just two doors down from my apartment, to an antique/junk shop. I had seen some old cookie jars in the window and thought it might be fun to give a couple of them, filled with Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies as gifts. But the place was closed. Why would a business owner not open the doors when they advertise their hours? I could understand if they had an emergency or were ill, but this seems to happen on a fairly regular basis. So I wandered off in the other direction and stopped to see my friend in the dog grooming shop, for a bit of a chat.
There is really nothing worthy of a blog post going on here today, so I am about done rambling. I really think I need to get away from the apartment for a while and I may do just that tomorrow. In the meantime, I think maybe a nap is in order.
When all else fails, take a nap.