I woke up this morning, at the ungodly hour (for me, as I work late and don’t get to bed till numpty o’clock) of 6:30 to a headache. And a queasy stomach. Decided to take Tylenol because they are not so harsh on the stomach and went back to bed. Slept(ish) until about 10:30 and felt this headache was more along the lines of a migraine. I don’t do migraines. My sister unfortunately does, my mother used to big time, as did my late husband. Me? Not so much. Popped two Advil Liquigels and lay down again. The rain was pelting against the window – I so love that sound. Plus it made my room extra dark. But, I gave up by 11-30-ish, got up and felt a slight bit better. At least the stomach was not so iffy.
I’m completely blaming last night’s event at work. I worked the wine bar, which was fine, then the end-of-evening bar, which was also fine. What was not so fine was the loudness of the music. It was ridonkulously LOUD. After the speeches and celebrations of X many years of working with the company, the party officially started. A party for 240 peeps, though there were less that showed and many who left after the awards…. There were also the flashing lights. I’m not usually so susceptible to such noise and lighting but maybe I’ve been tired. Or, maybe someone came to work with a gastro and passed the bug! No, no, I’m fairly certain it’s not that. When the last stragglers were still dancing about, I was able to snap a pic. It had been quite pretty with all the lit-up vases and such. Oh well. When working, there is no time for photography and I should have taken them before the guests arrived but there was much to do in little time.
So, back to the state of my stomach and head… Poor Aidan had made himself a nice big thermos of Lipton Chicken Noodle Soup to bring to school. There it was on the counter. Hours after he left. Sucks to be him. Great to be me. I poured some of the bouillon (broth, if you prefer) into a mug, sipped it. Perfection. Felt a thousand times better so I made myself a coffee. I know, I know, that was pushing it but all was good.
Sipped my caffè while catching up on FF stories. I then ate the rest of the soup while watching the conclusion of MasterChef – so glad Gerron won. Considered taking a nap but frankly felt good enough to take the Zeke-meister out for a walk. Thing I had not done in eons, it feels like.
Off Zeke and I went, towards one of the many parks. To say he was excited, is to put it mildly. When he sees me grab my camera bag, he becomes a basket case!
We made our way across the boulevard and to the passageway leading towards the park. I can’t help but take pics of these weeds… they are just so pretty!
Berries – not for consumption
Pretty yellow thing
This house, with it’s waterfall garden in the front always fascinates me.
We continue on our way, and I was reminded of the pictures I have taken of various fences and benches and entrances for an eventual post, still sitting in my “pending” folder since forever. I’ll have to look for them! So I took this weird little wanna be fence
Just to say there is a barrier
We finally get to the park and there is no one so I can let Zeke run around. It was so windy but so very warm. Very un-September 21st-like, that is for sure! There is a water fountain that Zeke can drink from and we did take a sip. I then took a seat as I realised I still was not up to par… Looks like we would not go as far as Zeke would like.
Still, it was nice to get out and get some air. And there is always tomorrow!
Daisies look so happy…
Oh, and since this afternoon’s walk, I have learned that our capital city and neighbouring Gatineau were bombarded with a major tornado. Thus explaning all the wind and rain we are getting here right now. It is a mere two hours away.
There is much devastation as this link can show you… I have friends and family in that area, most of whom have marked themselves safe. I so hope everyone who hasn’t is.