Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Why cats are awesome

I came down with a nasty head cold on Friday. By Saturday I was feeling miserable and that's how I've felt right until today. So the long weekend wasn't quite what I'd planned (although thankfully I didn't have to cook for the whole weekend, and I got to go to the R3 and R5 nursery and spend time with my folks and TSC).

There's no sick leave when you work for yourself, so yesterday was spent working from bed, trying to think through the fog in my head. This morning, I was sitting here in bed feeling sorry for myself because today will be more of the same, and all I want to do is sleep and make my nose stop hurting from being blown so much.

So I was having a little pity party and my cat, Sapphire, who normally flat out refuses to sit on the the bed with me, jumped up and has curled into a little purring ball on my lap. I feel much better already. Margaret Atwood was onto something in her imaginings in her disturbing book Oryx and Crake where she wrote about how purring at a certain frequency heals disease. Maybe my kitty's purring won't cure the head cold, but it has sure made my heart feel better ;-)

I wonder what effect the purr of a little squirrel would have? Yes, it's worth clicking on that link for a serious dose of cute.

10 comments:

Damaria Senne said...

Aw. Sorry you gt sick and didn't get the sorta break you expected. I hope the rest of the week is better.

Hardspear said...

Ag, and you were so looking fwd to a bit of a break & change of scenery!

po said...

Wah hope you feel better. I really enjoyed that book, I read it ages ago. Did you read her one about the flood? I haven't I was wondering if it was good.

Slyde said...

you've been getting sick alot lately.... you need to take better care of yourself, girl!

Tamara said...

Damaria: Hehehe... thanks - me too!

Hardspear: Well, at least I got forced into some downtime, I guess ;-)

Po: I also read it ages ago (probably about two years back). The one about the flood... not sure, actually. Will have to go a-googling. Haha.

Slyde: So sweet that you care! I do take good care, I promise. But having screwed up my immune system big time with having an eating disorder for years, I do get sick fairly quickly. Also, it's my body's way of manifesting stress. I'll be happy and smiling, but when the stress really gets to me, the body falls to bits.

Slyde said...

see, i returned to read your reply!

louisa123 said...

Hope you feel better soon...I've been battling the flu for roughly two weeks now and it's not fun at all.

Tara said...

Sorry you're feeling so sick! Cats are good for making you at least think you feel better, even if you aren't actually getting better.

Enjoy the kitty snuggles. Long my they last!

Shrinky said...

Oh the miseries of a cold, I feel your pain (had a stinker of a one last month). Um, the purring I can take full on, it's the drooling that accompanies it that I find a touch repellent (my moggy is old, maybe I should feel grateful she only drools..)!

Hope you feel better soon.

Angel said...

My furbabies never cease to make me feel better!!
As for no time off when you're self employed- I already had that! I worked the whole of the 24th baking for a wedding!!!