by grace on February 2, 2017

i have thought about myself in all kinds of ways, but i’ve always considered myself to be, at least, healthy.

but i’m in the middle of a cold, after having bronchitis a month ago, and now i’m thinking if this is just how it’s going to be, getting sick more and more often.  discouraging.

the good new is that this doesn’t seem to be turning into bronchitis, but it started last friday and it continues to go on.  amy keeps lecturing me to DO NOTHING AT ALL, and yesterday i worked a few times and coughed my head off.

trying to rest today.  irritating.

on a sunnier note…here’s the first part of a nice walk that les and i took in the back yard last month.

first, the beavers continue to happily destroy all of the big lilacs down at the water.

it was quite waarm this day, and les enjoyed sitting down on a rock, hoping for some leaves to blow his way.


because it was so warm, it was also foggy.  beautiful.

les, hidden under the old canoe.


he didn’t stay under there for long, though.

at this point we’d been out for about a half hour and i was ready to go inside, but les had other ideas entirely.

more on that later.

ok then,

mrs. continuing to cough hughes.


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Kev February 2, 2017 at 2:38 pm

I LOOOOOVE the picture of Les under the canoe with just his two front paws peeking out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


grace February 2, 2017 at 4:15 pm

thanks, me too! he’s the most photogenic kitty ever!


John Kingdon February 3, 2017 at 11:51 am

That cat looks like he knows he’s the boss. I keep forgetting that over there in the US you tend to keep your feline friends on a tight leash or indoors. Here resident cat is in and out like a yo-yo, often spending all night roaming somewhere “out there”. Who knows what he gets up to (and he’s not telling). But I often find a dead rodent of some description lying in the porch in the morning. Occasionally he brings a live one in to play with me (and once indoors the mouse is left free to roam unmolested by him!). Last year, he, I and a woodmouse shared a bedroom for about a month before I managed to catch the little critter (mouse) one night when he was napping under the quilt and release him outside.


grace February 3, 2017 at 1:34 pm

hahaha! thanks for that, john! we have two other cats who freely roam, because they never stray too far. but Les is my favorite (don’t tell the others that), because he’s so loveable, affectionate, and loves to play. but when he gets out on his own, he’s gone for a long time, and there’s traffic on the road plus animals lurking in the night who’d love to gobble him up. and les does bring in the wildlife – he has brought us birds, alive and dead, mice, and a lot of chipmunks.


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