I’ve vowed to stay off the computer today, so ignore me, okay? If nobody notices that you’re doing something which you’ve sworn you wouldn’t, it’s like it didn’t happen.
I’m off the computer because I’m spending today very much like one of Pavlov’s dogs. Which is to say, salivating when a little bell rings. I’m doing this to test my adrenal function, which requires that I spit into tiny test tubes at prescribed times. (Yes, really.) Did you know that 2 ml is actually a heck of a lot of saliva? It doesn’t sound like much but, trust me, it takes a while to collect.
Also, I’m not supposed to eat or drink anything for the last hour prior to each spit session, which only serves to underscore the number the cups of tea I can usually manage to put away in a normal day. They are noteworthy for their absence.
In a bid to distract myself from sad absence of tea in my life just now, I have been multi-tasking whilst waiting for the little bell to go ding. See? I have painting set up at one end of the table…
…and knitting set up at the other.
Now instead of staring at paint, waiting for it to dry, I can go to the other end of the table and work on a new scarf pattern.
Is this an ingenious arrangement? Or only a sad lack of caffeine which makes it seem so?
Don’t answer that. I am not here.