Steven Chapman says:
"Take 5 photographs on the days leading up to the 5th and publish those on your own blog and then add the link to my blog, State of the Nation UK so that others can see your images.
This month's theme is PLEASURE. Here are a few simple things which I do nearly every day which give me greatest pleasure and much-needed stress relief.
I've noticed that my online exhibitionist tendencies tend to increase when I'm very stressed-out, exhausted and feeling blaaah. I starting to wonder if I'm deliberately seeking attention to help me feel better. Whatever... here is a post with a half-nekkid me, me, me in every picture.
|I get great pleasure in playing with my ... er... computer.|
|Cuddling with our recovering little dog. Nothing gives him |
greater pleasure than sleeping on his favourite black sheepskin rug.
He's so much happier at home than at the vet's.
|Food gives me great pleasure every day. Here's supper:|
crepes with strawberries and a little whipped cream.
|My great relaxation is soaking in the tub.|
|Eating ice cream gives me pleasure: how about eating ice|
cream, bare-assed on a sheepskin rug?
UPDATE ON OUR LITTLE DOG:After three days and two nights at the vet, we took our little dog home. My wife felt strongly that he needed to be among people who loved him. His fever is slightly reduced and he has regained some of his functions such as his hearing and bladder control. All the vets in the clinic are at a loss to explain his symptoms since he has severe neurological symptoms and a high fever, indicating an infection, yet his white blood cell count is normal.
They offered a spinal tap which we declined (duh!) as it is (1) painful (2) has some risk (3) expensive and (4) a positive result would not change the treatment being given. I said "yes" to an abdominal X-ray because eating garbage (as our dog does regularly) could result in neurological symptoms depending on the metals lodged in the stomach. The X-ray result was negative.
Our dog's head and whole body is twisted to the right, so when he tries to walk, he mainly falls over. Poor little guy... he's trying so hard! On the positive side, he wagged his tail at the sight of us and is completely pain-free. Also, he is eating (hand-fed) and drinking extremely well. We are cautiously optimistic.