In which the errands win

ATTENTION EBOOK READERS:  Liaden Universe® Constellation Volume 3 now available in full from Baen and from the Kindle Store.  EDITED TO ADD:  And in the Nook Store.

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I did not have a restful night, thanks to the bruised ribs deciding that their interests had been neglected.  About 4:00 a.m. Trooper arrived on the bed, surveyed the situation, administered head-butts, and stretched out back-to-back with me.  Honest to ghu, it’s like sleeping with a German shepherd.  Except German shepherd’s don’t purr.  Trooper has a Most Satisfying purr, and I was probably asleep inside of three minutes, to wake, at 8:30 limber enough to get the trash out to the road before the town truck went by.

Breakfast included two aspirin; after they kicked in, I drove Kineo to the Post Office and retrieved the package waiting for me there — a softcover edition of The Beast of the Rails, Book One of the Second Journey of Agatha Heterodyne, and!  a signed photo of Bangladesh Dupree, suitable for framing, a bookmark, a Transylvania Polynostic University Student ID, and a. . .something.  A paper medal depicting Agatha atop a Bear, as it runs at a Toothy Mechanical Dragon.  Agatha is holding a lance.

The rest of the errands included picking up prescriptions at CVS, and completing the grocery shopping I had let slide on Tuesday, because — ouch.

I am now home, and exhausted, and trying to decide if I should have lunch before I take a nap, or forget about lunch and just go straight to nap.

I had hoped to get more done this week.  Silly me.

In other news, it’s a truly gorgeous day here in Central Maine — Sunny, dry, and about 71F/22C.  Really a perfect day to go for a drive. . .or maybe not.

I have heard from Steve; he’s on the road and heading Maine-ward.  Depending on roadwork/detours and other summertime travel hazards, he could be home this evening.

And now?

I’m going to. . .*flips coin*

Go take a nap.

4 thoughts on “In which the errands win”

  1. I’ve heard that one of the uses of a cat’s purr is to strengthen his bones. Do you suppose Trooper was lending his his super bone mending purrs to heal your ribs? Hope you are better soon.

  2. It never ceases to amaze me how sometimes cats Just Know the right thing to do. Yay, Trooper!

  3. Oh yes, Trooper was definitely visiting you in his melant’i of cat-nurse. No wonder you felt better afterward.

    And thank you for the heads-up about the Constellation! I have snagged my digital copy. 🙂

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