Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Friday, January 17, 2014

January Blahs

Not surprisingly, since I work with eighty students a day, I came down with the nasty virus that includes a very sore throat, voice loss, aches and pains, and a killer headache. I worked with the sore throat and missing voice, much to my students' combined glee and horror, since I sounded like a dude, but the headache slayed me and I came home early yesterday and spent about twenty hours in bed. Hopefully the three day weekend will see me through the end of this and I can get through exams next week without any issues.

Not even knitting much with this headache, just a row or two on the Hitchhiker. Gracie kept it warm for me last night.

She is such a funny cat; I've had her for an entire year now and she has really come out of her shell.

She looks like a little Buddha in this pose; she is never very far from me now. Stephanie said that she reminds her of the New York Public Library lions, as she is usually perched on the arm of the sofa, almost as if she is protecting me. So very sweet.

We had a bit of the East Coast fog this week, shrouding my school one morning last week. We may get a dusting of snow tonight; fingers crossed!



  1. Feel better!
    Hope you are Gracie have access to Netflix and a good book. Just finishing up The Hypnotists Love Story by Liane Moriarty - all her books are such fun quick reads perfect for sick days in bed.

  2. sorry about the non-link. I've been away from the blog world for so long I can't locate my blogger info!
    Best, Larissa (stitches in play)

    1. Thanks, Larissa, no Netflix, but I am reading a bit and of course a little knitting and tidying up, followed by collapsing on the couch to rest. Could be worse, but thankfully I'll survive.

  3. Hope you are feeling better, a cold and headache is almost too much to take. Love that little Gracie.

  4. I hope you're feeling better. Sounds like a miserable virus!
    Gracie is adorable. Both our cats are attached to Keith. I call him the Cat Whisperer.

  5. Feel better. !! Gracie is so sweet looking. Isn't it fun to see a cat relax and evolve. A dog's personality is pretty evident in about a week , but a cat can evolve over years.