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Staying cozy

Fair warning before I write: this is going to be a ranting post, no knitting or crochet in it. But there are some cat photos as a reward 😉

Stella on one of her favourite spots next to my desk. She sleeps there when I’m working if she’s not on my lap. The pink thing under her used to be my yarn box but it was quickly claimed by my cats so I don’t keep yarn in it anymore.

So… I’ve been sick practically all the time this fall. Getting a little better for a few days, then worse again in no time.  Nothing serious, only a little cough, a runny nose, fatigue… just stubborn and lingering long enough to feel really exhausted with that. I have asthma and annual flu shots are something I never forget – after experiencing once how bad it can get when flu and asthma mix – and this year I haven’t been able to do that yet because I’ve been sick all autumn.

One of Ciri’s favourite places is on the couch, between the cushions I made.


I’ve been trying to avoid visiting the GP because after all, what can they do with a cold anyway? But I think I’m finally going to have to go, maybe they should check if it’s really a cold or something else, because it’s impossible to continue this way all winter.

She’s the pillow girl, and usually lays down just next to my face, waiting for me to snuggle her. She’s a cat who absolutely needs human company, I can’t believe she actually survived in the shelter without her own family for half a year.

So all in all my mood has been pretty low recently too. I feel trapped at home, really too weak to go out for long, the Boyfriend is away (and he’s under quite a huge stress too, both about his father’s illness and because of very difficult time at work),  and I can hardly keep up with my deadlines because some days I feel so dizzy that I can barely collect my thoughts. I’m also having problems with the company I’m working for at the moment. Each time they are supposed to pay me I need to remind them about it a couple of times, and even so, it’s never on time. It’s extremely frustrating, especially when they try to ignore my reminders and I have to intervene with their management team. Well, we learn from experience, so I know never to work for them again I guess unless I really have no other option.

Unlike Stella, Ciri never stays under the blanket for too long. Just for a while to warm up when she’s frozen, and then she lays down on it.

And at the worst time last weekend my muscles and joints were to achy to knit! So you all understand why I couldn’t really feel too happy…

On my lap, helping me with work. Can you tell this blanket is really popular in our home?

On the bright side though, I’ve been feeling good enough today to make up for the lost days and finish knitting my next shawl. I need to have some nice photos taken when the Boyfriend is back (which is soon!) and then I’ll post about it here.

I’m also feeling quite proud with myself because the charity auction with my items  closed on Sunday evening and my knitted and crocheted projects including a doll, a cowl and 2 hat and scarf sets made nearly € 150 for an animal rescue. I could actually watch people bidding on my items and competing with each other to get them and to my surprise they paid more than I’d spent on the yarn (although had I been selling the items for my own profit it wouldn’t have been a good income, considering the time put into making them). And I also managed to buy a little treat for myself – a small crystal jewellery set. Because Christmas is soon 😉

Ciri accompanying me in bed, but not too close – she prefers to stay in the feet area. She’s not much of a snuggler.

I’m not quite sure what is the point of this post. I guess just to vent a little, share the small joys in my life right now and post some autumn cozy photos of my cats. Stay healthy everyone, and keep knitting! Till the next shawl update!

9 thoughts on “Staying cozy

  1. Hope the visit to the GP helps, and your health improves soon. Hang in there!
    I loved hearing about the auction, and it’s awesome that your items raised so much money! ☺
    Ciri & Stella are just the cutest. ❤ I was so busy admiring them that I didn’t even notice the blanket until you mentioned it. 😅

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    1. Aww you are too kind ☺
      I hope the GP dies something too because I’m starting to feel really tired with this nonsense.
      Stella is on my lap right now and tells me thank you for your compliments!

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  2. Hopefully your GP can give you something to help you out. I had that 2 years ago, I was essentially sick all of August and September and it was so draining on me. And you feel just miserable because you feel so bad all the time. Rest and do whatever the doctor says!!

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    1. Exactly, nothing too bad but when it lasts for so long it’s just miserable. I booked an appointment so we’ll see. I also have a chronic illness that makes my immune system a mess so maybe she can prescribe something to boost it a little. Well at least I have my shawls and blanket to keep me warm!


  3. So sorry to hear that you’ve been feeling down. Your wonderful kitties seem like a big help though. And I love your blanket! Sending good vibes for feeling better your way!

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