commodorified: very worried stuffed crocodile clutching a pillow (not coping)
[personal profile] commodorified
Christmas was quiet and fairly good, except that over the course of the afternoon it became obvious that I have a FILTHY cold.

I am now lying resentfully in bed drinking mint tea I cannot taste and being grumpy about missing Christmas II: This Time Someone Else Is Cooking with the inlaws and feeling guilty because I cannot help with getting Bogart his required amount of outdoors time when it is -20 and I have a fever. At least I can get him dressed for walks, which as I am The One Who Can Get His Boots On is quite useful.

I feel too crap to want to a) watch Dr Who or b) check out Yuletide, which is to say, very crap indeed.

But I have an electric blanket and a snoring dog and the awesome [personal profile] fairestcat made me tea and is heroically dealing with the dishes from last night's Roast Beast and trimmings.

Also I had allsorts and winegums for Boxing Day breakfast, washed down with Tylenol Sinus Cold and Flu.
I am happy with this choice.

Date: 2017-12-26 10:26 pm (UTC)
graydon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] graydon
At least at -20 the amount of outdoors time probably drops a bit!

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Date: 2017-12-26 10:34 pm (UTC)
fairestcat: Dreadful the cat (Default)
From: [personal profile] fairestcat
sadly, while at -20 his tolerance for outdoors goes down, his need for exercise to get the zoomies out does not.

Date: 2017-12-26 10:54 pm (UTC)
graydon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] graydon
Oh boo. So what you've really got is a weather-mediated requirement to put the boots on Bogart more often than usual.

Since it is Ottawa and from the current jet stream map everyone in Canada is living in an arctic climate zone for the foreseeable, wishing that this shall soon pass feels unwise. And Bogart doesn't seem to have the coat for getting inured to the cold, poor zoomy creature.

Maybe a doggy exercise wheel? Though those tend to need a lot of overhead clearance once the dog's larger than 20 pounds or so.

(I have childhood memories of the dog (a spaniel, shaggy for its kind, and delighted to tow my brother (whose dog they officially were) on cross country skis for hours at a time) flaked out next to the woodstove so completely motionless (the next day) you sort of felt compelled to turn them over so at least they'd toast evenly. And you could check that they weren't dead, because being turned over didn't cause a response.)

Date: 2017-12-27 02:05 am (UTC)
graydon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] graydon
The downside of towing the bike is that the bike happens at a time when there are no nice deep soft snowdrifts to plunge into when the unexpected lateral motions get to being too much.

I hope it goes really well; I hope Bogart's inclined to be that steady.

Date: 2017-12-27 09:14 pm (UTC)
graydon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] graydon
Not every dog gets the concept of "proceeding in formation", so rear hub leash going well is an excellent sign!

Cross-country skiing is supposed to be intuitively obvious if one can skate, but I don't think this assertion is anywhere near as general as its proponents would have it be.

Date: 2017-12-27 01:22 pm (UTC)
starcat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] starcat
If you have room, maybe treadmills will go on sale soon for New Years? Tess likes jogging on hers.

Date: 2017-12-27 12:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kore
BLEAH on the filthy cold. We both had the flu here over the Xmas weekend, too. But there is Who and YT and Roast Beast.

Date: 2017-12-27 02:53 am (UTC)
transcendancing: Darren Hayes quote "Life is for leading, for not people pleasing" (Default)
From: [personal profile] transcendancing
I am sorry you are so horribly sick lovely, I am glad you have tea and am hoping you feel better really really soon!

Date: 2017-12-27 03:54 am (UTC)
sara: S (Default)
From: [personal profile] sara
I have been sick with this stupid cold for going on three weeks now and it's getting to where I can't remember a time before I had the cold, it seems like a distant, mostly-forgotten land.

So hopefully yours is less terrible.

Date: 2017-12-27 05:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] linaelyn
You poor dear! I'm so sorry that you're feeling crap!! Especially since it's the "too crap to read fic" sort of crap! That's pretty dire. :-/

Heroic partners who deal with mountains of dishes are indeed a treasure. Yay, Cat!! <3!

Here's hoping these California Healing Vibes™ do you some good, and that you're feeling better very soon. LOVE!!!

Date: 2017-12-29 05:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ironphoenix
Sympathies, I hope you are feeling better now or, failing that, very soon!

Get well soon

Date: 2017-12-30 03:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] james_g4clf
And a merry (post) Christmas.
{{{(( H U G S ))}}}

Date: 2017-12-31 07:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] filkferengi
I hope you're feeling much better very soon.

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