I wish I could say I had lots and lots of good reasons for my absence, but truth to say, I’ve just been a bit of a lazy lil’ slug these last couple weeks since I was sick leaving me with zero creativity… zero ambition… and a serious case of the “winter blues” to deal with.
Still… I didn’t want all you Gentle Visitors to worry yourselves silly wondering just what I’d been up to during my “downtime”, so…. with a ridiculously fierce winter storm dropping butt-loads of the fluffy white stuff on my neck of the woods, it seemed prudent to shake off my lethargy and spend my evening cluing you all in to what’s been happenin’ to your Favorite Catgirl of late….
So… if you’ve been missin’ wee lil’ me and are still the least bit curious, that’s your cue to “Read On”…..
So… with Christmas behind me, I was expecting a fairly nice New Years this year…. and I can’t really say I was disappointed, what with my Birthday coming so soon afterwards. That was nice… with Carolyn going all out to lavish lil’ ol’ me with plenty of love and attention for the occasion. This year’s present? Why the sexiest lil purple batik sarong you ever saw…. although the snow seems determined to make it something I wont get the chance to really wear till the warmth of Summer finally catches up with us. (Although Carolyn hinted that she wouldn’t mind if it showed up on me around the apartment some evening soon….. the naughty minx!!)
That might actually have happened too…. If the nasty flu bug of the decade hadn’t chosen to drop in for a visit that is. Not even two days after my birthday it snuck up and mugged me but good. Probably the result of too many wine coolers and quite a bit of silly running around outdoors between bars that night on my “Special Day”….. Is it my fault I always get to feelin’ hot and sweaty when I drink too much? Dancing on the snowy deck of one of our local nightclubs probably didn’t help either. Damn…. it was loads of fun though……
In any event, a couple of days later I paid for all that revelry. I knew something was wrong that morning at work… and the headache I had then was only a taste of what was to come. By the time that evening rolled around I was already coughing and achy and starting to produce mucus like there was no end to it. There was no way I was going to be able to work the next day, medicated or not… “Nurse” Carolyn put her foot down on that idea.
My sweetie has the most amazingly strong instinct to care for me when I’m under the weather… and so it was medicine, lots of water, warm bundling into bed, and her right beside me where she could look after me. Big mistake for her…. Three in the morning rolled around and yours truly was awakened by a coughing and sneezing fit that ended with me grabbing a fierce hold of my sweetie, half awake and half asleep, and blowing a giant wad of horrid slimy yellow-green snot right between Carolyn’s breasts!! Eeewwwhhh!! Yep… couldn’t have been more embarrassing. No way… no how.
What made it worse? Why having Carolyn clean herself up and fuss around with seeing to gross lil’ me, still more worried about me than disgusted or worried about herself. I know she came down with my “plague” a day later just because of that, and I felt terrible about giving that flu to her too. That resulted in the both of us being housebound for about 4 days. I suppose it could have been worse…. at least I didn’t get feverish or hallucinatory this time out. I suppose that’s something anyway.
Carolyn bounced back from it first… and I threw it off a day or so later, although even now I still have a bit of a cough to contend with. I don’t usually get sick like this, thank goodness… but when I finally do it’s always a whopper. (Have I ever told you all just how much I absolutely dislike Winter, Gentle Visitors?)
After that, as has been painfully evident, I just sort of lost traction, both here at the Litterbox and in my “Real World” stuff. Probably my mercurial moods reacting to Winter’s annoying seemingly endless cold…. so damn annoying at times. I’ve done a few things here and there… and as some may have noticed that Images and broken Trailer links have been quietly being put right for old Reviews here at the Litterbox. It’s tedious work…. but something I’ve been putting off since the move from Delirium vault to WordPress kinda dumped all my Media data into a big ol’ cardboard box labeled “Kitchen Stuff” and then hid it away in the closet of my lil’ corner of the Internet….. I’ve been pawing through duplicate files…. dead links… and mangled stuff, trying to put it right ever since. At least I’m making a bit of headway there.
Well. I’m going to try to shake my doldrums now, and hopefully have a Review up in the next day or so for a recent Philippine horror story “Amarosa: The Revenge”….. and…. if I’m able, for “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”. Carolyn says we’re definitely going out for “Movie Nite” this Saturday even if it snows like the proverbial “End of Days”…… Sigh!! So precious… My sweetie is really starting to share my crazy taste in film……
So…. I guess that’s it for now. Here’s hoping I’ve got my ambition kicked in the butt at last and things can get back to being a little more lively around here again. Till next time, “Meow, meow for now!!”