Saturday, September 29, 2007

Ugh.

Sometimes, things just don't go the way we hope they might.

Thursday, I woke up with a nasty cold and a fever. When you wake up with a fever of 100F, the rest of the day is not likely to be fun, so I called in sick. On my 4th wedding anniversary, the day we had a pretty big meeting at work, 2 days before the LSAT. Not good. These have been a rough couple of days. I don't recommend this particular virus to anyone, it's most unpleasant.

No knitting pictures because I was too sick to knit. No LSAT because I'm still not feeling all that great, and I'm using the weekend to rest up for work on Monday. Fortunately, I was able to change my test date to December (the Internet is amazing! Can't even imagine how this would have worked before), and I only had to pay $35 to make the change. Much less than I thought they'd charge me, so I'm happy.
Thanks for all the good thoughts. I'm going to make good use of the extra prep time. I would have liked to get my application in a little earlier than that because all the schools I'm applying to have rolling admissions, but if I submit an amazing score later, that won't be so much of a problem - or so I hope.

Because there is no knitting yet (I don't dare knit the ILG socks with only half my brain working, if that), here are some cat pictures.

Merlin and Morgana with one of their favorite toys, the laundry basket Mr. Batty bought for less than $5 about 20 years ago. They love it. The game works like this: One cat gets in, the other cat moves the basket around, grabs her tail, or wrestles her out of the basket. It's fun.


By now, we've found out that our cats don't just have quirks, they are downright deranged. Here is Morgana, hoping to get into the room with all the pointy things (blocking supplies) and the big wooden cat toy that spins around and around and is ever so amusing. She thinks she can escape my notice by sitting on the banister. Right on top of it. What is she thinking?


Lastly, Merlin is a dope fiend. Mr. Batty catnipped this scratchy, and Merlin is scratching and rolling and slobbering away. If you click on the picture to enlarge, you'll see a big wet spot where he's been slurping out the catnip.


Now there's a great name for a band: Dope Fiend Kittens!

26 comments:

TheKnittingBee said...

My sister's cat is a balance-y kitty like Morgana. She will stand with all 4 paws on the very top of her scratching post (about 2" square!) with her tail held out for balance!

Emilee said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry that you're that sick. I'm sending healing vibes your way.

Zonda said...

Sorry to hear you're still under the weather. So glad you could change your test date though! Phew!
Those are 2 wild kitty's making life interesting at your place! ;)

cpurl17 said...

Aww sweetie, I'm so sorry that you're sick and hope you're 100% soon!

Glad you could delay the LSAT--more time to study!

And those bad little kitties are so sweet!

weezalana said...

Sorry about the lingering sickies! Good thing about the test date change!

LOL - what a great band name! And your first bug hit could be "Catnip Crack". ;)

Larjmarj said...

Get well!!!!! it's no fun being sick. Maybe try some catnip? ;-)

Jo said...

Yikes - I hope you feel better soon! I know someone who had to postpone her LSAT the day she was due to take it - because her MIL died.

sharon said...

I'm sorry you wer sick, but at least you got the test delayed and had cats to entertain you (rather than trying to accomodate kids).
Happy anniversary!

spinndiva said...

GET BETTER!!!!!!
I wish I could send you some hot soup or tea or some other feel better thing....
HUGS!

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you were that sick this! That sucks! Hopefully you are starting to feel better!! And I agree, more prep time for the LSAT just means better scores!!

Get well soon!!

Bonnie said...

Feel better soon, Batty!!! Don't worry about postponing your LSATs--it will all work out fine in the end.

Thanks for the fun pictures of the kittens playing. It makes me want to stop worrying about all the stuff I have to do and just PLAY!

Annie said...

Oh dear! I think I have the same thing you have. Theraflu. Love that hot lemony goodness. I'm a theraflu junkie. Hope you feel better soon!

Pinkwool, formerly Fluffy Ewe said...

Feel better soon, Batty. Yay for more study time tho!

Dope Fiend Kittens... roflmao

Rebel said...

So sorry you've been sick, but I'm glad you were able to postpone the LSAT exam without much hassle. Hope you're back on your feet soon!

maryannlucy said...

oh that catnip looks good! Hope you are feeling better soon - have lots of kitty hugs - take care.

LadyLungDoc said...

Here's some fun - try turning the laundry basket over on top of one of the kitties - Greedo used to motor around the apartment in his "portable cage". I've seen him eye the bannister a few times, and expect that one day he'll be sitting on top of it going "What?".

Somerset's trick is perching on the back of the padded IKEA dining room chair - for the longest time she would only do it in front of me, but eventually she'd do it in front of The Gambler as well.

schrodinger said...

Wow, that is really bad timing with being sick. hope your feeling much, much better now.

Amanda said...

I hope you're feeling better - that STINKS!! I know too many people who have just pushed through their MCAT/LSAT/GMAT when they were sick rather than reschedule - given their outcomes, I think moving it to December was a good move. :P
Since you were going to absolutely rock the LSAT anyway, with another 2 months, you'll extra-super-rock it.

That's a technical term, I swear. :)

Shauna said...

Get well soon!! :-)

Andi said...

Sometimes all you need is a little more time. You must have stressed out your system. Rest up, feel better, and you'll ace those LSATs

Tanja said...

hallo big schlunz,

wie geht es dir inzwischen? bist du wieder gesund? das du nicht am kurs bzw. der prüfung teilnehmen konntest ist zwar schade, aber im vordergrund steht ganz klar deine gesundheit. sieh es doch mal positiv: du hast dadurch mehr zeit dich darauf vorzubereiten.
bin auch ein wenig am kränkeln und hoffe, dass das nicht noch schlimmer wird...

übrigens sind die kätzchen richtig niedlich ;-)

gute besserung

hab dich lieb

little schlunz

Maureen said...

Sorry to hear you are't feeling too well. Love the pics of the kittens! They are so cute and have such personalities!

Jess said...

Awwww. I am so sorry you feel icky. What a horrible time to get icky, too. I hope you're feeling better and that those little furballs are taking good care of you.

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Feel better, Batty! The bugs going around are no fun.

Hopefully all that extra prep time helps you get an amazing LSAT score.

Nell said...

Hope you feel better soon. II have some horrible lergy at the moment too. I must have caught it from one of my horrid students!

Funny, our kitties love the laundry basket too. Until you pick it up and try to carry them in it!

Stephanie said...

Hi Batty! If you still have my email, could you drop me a line?