Sunday, December 02, 2007

make a nest

I learned something important from our kitty this week: When you're feeling bad, make a nest.

Make a warm little nest in a quiet corner of the house, eat only your favorite things, and don't bother doing things you're supposed to do... just do what feels good.

Her nest is under the bed, and not very photogenic, and it's occupied with someone who is in no mood to have her picture taken, so there's no photo for you. But here's my nest:

tea, knitting and other kitty are all close at hand

This weekend I blew off most of what I was supposed to do, and instead I snuggled into my nest, knitted and listened to music. There was a little baking and cooking, and some quality kitty time, and that's about it.

One of the happy results is that a certain Christmas sweater is finally showing some progress. I had given up on it some time ago, bored to tears with the endless rows of stockinette stitch, but was inspired to picked it up again recently. Stockinette stitch can be tiresome when you are restless or frazzled, but when you are hiding away from the world's ills in your warm little nest, endless rows of stockinette stitch feel just right. Nothing else is calling but 100 more rows of wooly, charcoal gray knit stitches.

Thanks for all the virtual hugs over the last few days... I really appreciate them. Hugs back to all of you!


  1. Cats are awfully smart sometimes. My ladies spent most of yesterday curled up in front of the fireplace, dozing and relaxing. I should have taken my cue from them!

    Here's hoping this will be a better week for you.

  2. Yes, I agree, sometimes, it just feels good to make like a cat and curl up somewheres warm and snuggly and do something you love doing.... and the rest of it can wait. LOL

  3. i feel like
    but it's hard
    to do
    a lab...
    can't wait
    for the holidays
    curling up
    and nesting...
    thinking of you
    and poor little