Thursday, February 5, 2015

Harris Doing Better & Other News

Harris ate his breakfast and his supper, kept them down, enjoyed several treats, and played like a crazy kitten with my husband this afternoon. We are relieved and cautiously optimistic that he's back to normal.

In other news:

I handed in the first draft of my writing project (phew!) and simultaneously lost interest in buying sweaters. (I am too embarrassed to tell you how many I ordered but it was more than 12, and only partly because I ordered a bunch in my usual size, which were too big.) The final sweater tally of the keepers is three: two cabled turtlenecks in ivory and black, and one navy cabled V-neck, which hasn't arrived since the mailman didn't really ring my doorbell yesterday when he says he did. I was home. I got all of them at good sales prices, and they are all replacing similar sweaters that I've worn out. I just noticed that a turtleneck I've been wearing a lot lately (despite it's being a size too big and an unpleasantly bold shade of purple) has five holes. That's too many even for me.

I logged more than five miles today on snowy, slippery, slushy sidewalks. I'm amazed that I didn't even come close to falling down. I'm beginning to think that not paying too much attention to my feet helps a lot of the time. Of course, that kind of thinking often backfires spectacularly, doesn't it? I should count on getting a dog's-eye view of the world — very close to the sidewalk — pretty soon.

And then there was this today, on

So, from Saturday to Tuesday we are going to see fairly steady, accumulating snow. If that isn't an excuse to stay in and bake cookies, I don't know what is.


  1. I am so impressed you walked more than 5 miles in the city today! I fell on my bum hard this morning on a slippery brick sidewalk after just walking one block from home. I'm in denial about the forecast for the next few days.


  2. my sister has had two very hard falls due to ice.. once when she was very pregnant. After the second fall I got her some overwraps for her shoes that make walking in snow and ice easier..


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