Sunday, February 03, 2008

I can't work like this


I can't work like this, originally uploaded by Rosemary Grace.

Tali is demanding love. He is in my lap, flopped headlong across my right wrist as I try to type a discussion post for my Chronic Disease class. He didn't even twitch when I scooped him up to give the webcam a better view.

I did manage to get a decent first draft of the paper written, and research diabetes in adolescents for class tomorrow. Matt and I made a stew using the vegetables left over on a party platter from my birthday party yesterday, I even made progress on my sweater. I'm glad it's a cropped length one, I have real hopes of finishing it some day. I suspect there will be a lot of capture-the-moment photobooth shots of me on this couch, with the Holyrood Tartan blanket behind me, it's my favourite place to sit while working on my laptop, and I will be working on my laptop a lot until May. It's nice to also have Matt right next to me, working away on his laptop. There's a sort of camaraderie in sharing the work-plus-school boat.

4 comments:

K said...

Tali may be distracting, but he's very, very sweet.

Cats have a way of knowing when you're trying to work, and preventing you! (I imagine you've seen that link before...)

Stace said...

What a gorgeous cat. I love the way they just want your attention, no matter what. Back at mum and dad's place, our cat used to walk on the keyboard whenever dad was working - and dad runs a business from home, so that was quite a lot! So he'd end up with letters and emails interspersed with "sdddddddddkjjjjjjjjjjj" or similar :)

Daisy said...

Beautiful big kitty!!!!! (((kissss)))

I never get tired of looking at cats, which is just so old-lady of me, but hey. :)

Isabelle said...

Our cats specialise in sitting on papers that I'm trying to mark. They occasionally have a little chew, as well. And teachers aren't supposed to have to say, sorry, the cat ate your homework...