i can’t believe it’s already friday!
i met with a friend about his website last night, so i get to work on that soon. i’ve been toying with the llc idea. need to talk someone about how that works with quarterly taxes, business checking accounts, etc. maybe i can get myself one of those fancy new macbooks and write ‘er off!
anyway, today, i’m well rested. after wednesday night’s lack of sleep, last night was a welcome change. i did wake up a couple times, but no more than “average”. it’s okay, though. we’re getting into the habit of getting merle outside at least three times a night between the two of us.
on monday night, i woke to a feeling of wet at the foot of the bed. it was obvious that merle had relieved herself. i got up, smacked her on the behind (not very hard) and said, “no peeing on the sheets!” she looked up at me from the closet (where jones sleeps on a dog bed) with these huge, watery eyes and her tail down. i felt terrible immediately but didn’t want to give in. i laid down with my towel between me and the spot and fell back to sleep. an hour later, i woke up and tried to coax her back into the bed. she didn’t budge. around 4:30, when the birds start, i heard her whine. i got up to let everyone out; she went immediately.
after we came back upstairs, she got in the bed and we seemed to have formed a mutual understanding; if i wanted her to go outside, i had to let her outside (duh!), and if she wanted to be let outside, she had to tell me about it.
it’s been working out so far.
one thing i have noticed this week, that i’m not a huge fan of, is that my capacity for short term memory has decreased drastically in the last four days. i’m forgetting things that should not be so easily forgotten. i’ll be keeping a close eye on this as my mental abilities are one of my stronger points and that’s a feature of myself that i’d like not to lose.
speaking of, i’m starting chapter 2 of my shorthand book over; i find the repetition helps.