Friday, January 12, 2018


I googled 'comic book words' to find one to describe how I feel, and plof is it. Tuesday I wrote a post about getting back into the swing of things and then PLOF: it is like the Flu and Fever Fairy burst in, made a cup of tea and settled down for a chat. Wednesday I didn't have to go in so I spent half of it stretched out on the sofa and the other half stretched out on the bed working on a manuscript, a grant proposal, and my Post Tenure review. Got a ton done, so that's good, but I don't think I stepped outside all day. Yesterday I had class and came home right after and did some grading (I'm that Professor who gives them stuff to do immediately and I lecture during the first class) and then just sort of zoned out. Today I have to go in for a prospectus meeting at 1 and a fac meeting at 3 but I think I'm on the other side of this thing. I never felt awful, just tired.

Little knitting has been done:

I should finish these this weekend, I think--I have a bit of the second mitten to do and then comes the quick bind off, and thumbs don't take too long. I like these and these are much brighter in person than they look here. They are my bright happy mittens! I might need to make some in red.

Let's see, what else? I'm reading "The Secret History of Witches" which I like! Yay! I zipped through "The Wife Between Us"_-people on Amazon liked that book a lot more than I did.

There are two new animals at the farm! I'm going to go meet them this weekend. An elder female alpaca, Autumn Sun, needed a new home when her farm parents retired, so she went to Ann's farm. She appears to be very gentle and adaptable. Yesterday, Ann adopted a llama! She'll be the guardian to the alpacas, and that makes me very happy. Her name had been "Mama Llama" but Ann will call her Marigold. I can't wait to meet them!


kathy b said...

Please bring a camera! I hope you feel like your wonderful self soon! I have heard that donkeys protect alpacas, but a llama sounds more fun sometimes

KSD said...

Excellent word. Crappy news about the Sick. Take very good care.

Anonymous said...

Hope you are feeling better this weekend.

I always loved seeing the llamas among the alpacas at Chantilly Ridge, the alpaca farm near us in Florida.

The llamas weren't quite as sweet as the alpacas, but once I had a bucket of feed, they were my BEST friends. LOL

Caffeine Girl said...

So sorry you haven't been feeling well. This is supposed to be a terrible flu season. I
I, too, want to see photos of the new animals!