today’s tumblr is short, but it’s sweet. elaine4queen.tumblr.com/day/2012/04/26 containing, as it does, lots of hearts. and a surprise. or more than one surprise if you weren’t expecting to see human hearts. DOH! dammit…
also, you never know when you might need to remove a heart from a body, so there’s that. forewarned is forearmed.
today i had an exhausting outing, but ten came with me and walked the dog afterwards, and then i went back to bed with tea because on a day where i don’t do everything in the right order i like to go back to bed and start again. and by ‘doing everything in the right order’ i mean spending a while immersed in the internet. tom wolfe opens the painted word by quoting marshall mcluhan which, i believe, was a very fashion forward thing to do in 1974, since mcluhan has only become a really go-to theorist in the age of multimedia, as far as i know – though perhaps for film/tv students somewhat earlier. but, naturally, i digress. what mcluhan had said was that people don’t read the morning paper, they slip into it like a warm bath. we needn’t worry ourselves about what wolfe wrote next, though i liked the painted word and i liked from bauhaus to our house too, for that matter. but isn’t that lovely? i will have read the painted word at some time in the early 80’s, when i was at art school, so THIRTY (for god’s sake) years ago, but that image of immersion has stuck with me all this time.
anyway, back to ME. i wake up early, take my first tranche of medications, make a VERY LARGE mug of tea. and when i say ‘very large’ i mean it. the mug i use that time of the morning is just shy of a pint pot. plain white bone china. just the job.
i put some breakfast out for poppet, who often likes to eat and then go under the covers for a snooze. the dog is hardly chronically underslept, but who am i to argue with her logic?
i get back to bed with the laptop and, like a lady of the victorian era, i attend to my communications. this takes a while, and is an essential part of my morning, breaking the day gently in with words and pictures and TEA.
after this is done it is time to walk the dog, have breakfast and a bath. if all of this is achieved in a timely manner then all is well with the world.