Happy birthday to my country! Canada is 146 years old today, and it is the best country in the world. I'm proud and happy to call this beautiful, enlightened, safe, endlessly fascinating country my homeland. I am a very lucky woman; so are we all who live here and can share in this land's bounty.
Sleep was not my friend last night. I finally got to sleep around 4 a.m., and that was because I took an anti-nauseant pill in order to knock myself out. I wasn't nauseated in the least, just desperate for sleep. The pill has left me feeling incredibly groggy this morning, and I think I'd be better off sleepless than feeling drugged in the morning, but that is the perspective of the middle of the night, and not of the wee hours of the morning.
Nothing Canada Day-ish planned for today. I tend not to be very celebratory of occasions, even Christmas. I put up a tree at Christmas - a pink one - but mostly because it's expected, not because I want to. I never really get into holiday moods like most people seem to.
I need to do some housework today, some laundry, and if I can find my ladder, I need to clean the siding and the window sills on the front porch, clean bird dirt off the mailbox, wash down the front door and its sill, and give the porch a good sweeping. I don't know what one cleans a concrete front porch floor with, but when in doubt, Mr. Clean seems to clean everything.
Martin has been spending the long weekend with his children out-of-town; it is the birthday of his youngest daughter this week, so there are celebrations to be had. Depending on when he is free, we are probably going out for dinner tonight, and then back to his place to continue our James Bond film-viewing. We started with the Daniel Craig films, as I had not seen any of them, and we will be watching Skyfall this evening. Then we're going to watch the rest of them in order, bit by bit. Daniel Craig is seriously hunky; you could sharpen knives on his jaw, and I do like chiseled features like his.
Am going to join the 50bookchallenge
community today, as well as the 100_snapshots
community. I have been reading shockingly little this year, as I've let my internet addiction fill in much of my spare time. That needs to change, and pronto!