Slippers, Wheezing, and Solar Powered Cats

My last post, not counting dead people (the Bon Voyage posts) was about how sick I felt and going back to bed. Unfortunately, that rather fierce gentleman and his even fiercer blowing-things-up-object, failed to eliminate the flu-ets and I got even sicker still.

Not being able to get enough air into our lungs taps into the worst primal fears us ‘oomins have.

My cancer treatments from 2013, whilst saving my life, also screwed up my immune system. I admit I’d rather have the flu/bronchitis/flu again/head cold, than be dead, (although at the time it didn’t feel like it) however, a compromised immune system is not to be sneezed at. (I can’t believe I wrote that without even realising the pun until I was editing) One of my tasks this year is to build my immune system up so that come the next Dreaded Lurgy Season I’ll sail through with nary a snuffle, sneeze, or wheeze.

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So, I’m officially almost-healthy, and back at my desk doing more than obits and comments on my favourite blogs.

Without further ado:

… welcome to the people who have started following my blog since the Pseudoephedrine post. Pleased to meet’cha! 😀

… I cleared the dross off my desk yesterday and found, wonder of wonders, my writing schedule … a strange desiccated creature I’m hoping to rehydrate with the sweat of my brow. Stay tuned for updates.

… I also came across the pics I took of a project that saved my sanity during my tribulations. Herewith be the Slipper Chronicles:

A ball of wool, a crochet hook, and a PLAN

A ball of wool, a crochet hook, and a PLAN

More wool and an amended plan, same crochet hook

More wool and an amended plan, same crochet hook

Bits and scissors

Bits and scissors

 

A VERY BIG needle - and believe me it hurts when you jam it into your finger

A VERY BIG needle – and believe me it hurts when you jam it into your finger

A perfect fit!

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Because tomorrow is the first day of Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere and it’s STILL raining on Widder Island, in the middle of Widder Lake, in the middle of Widder Rainforest, I thought it would be nice to watch some cats … in the sun.

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24 comments on “Slippers, Wheezing, and Solar Powered Cats

  1. Glad you’re on the mend. The slipper socks are AWESOME!

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  2. Glad you are feeling better. Glad you are writing. We got about 5 inches of snow here in the Philly suburbs. Happy Spring, indeed.

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  3. I can imagine bells hanging along the red cuffs. The and gold colors intertwined remind me of Southeast Asian dancers. Just can’t recall which country — maybe Thailand or Cambodia. But, it could be Laos. Glad to hear that you’re up and at ’em! Saying that makes the think of the brother who thought he was Theodore Roosevelt in Arsenic and Old Lace. “Charge!” he shouted as ran up the stairs.

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  4. londonmabel says:

    Ugh so sorry you have teh sicks. I really hope it clears up soon. Super frustrating. But, at least you have adorable slippers to keep up your spirits.

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  5. szegerton says:

    Delightful blog. You turn your trials into entertainment, Widdershins. XO

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  6. W. R. Woolf says:

    I always try not to sneeze at anything, but sometimes it just wants out…

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  7. Olga Godim says:

    Love the slippers! Glad you’re better.

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  8. Those slippers are awesome! All the best in rehydrating that writing schedule .

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  9. Glad to hear you’re doing better. And I love the slippers! They look so cozy. 🙂

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  10. Erin says:

    Glad you’re on the mend. Lovely crocheting project!

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  11. They’re heliotropes! 🙂 (That’s what my husband calls me too.*g*)

    The slippers look comfy. Hope you’re feeling better again soon!

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  12. cheriereich says:

    Happy to hear you’re on the mend! And those slippers are awesome! Love the colors!

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