Monday, March 12, 2012

An Indoor Day

(free image, borrowed)

If you look closely at the picture you'll see the cat's disgruntled reflection in the glass. I wish I had captured my cat like this . . .she seems to think that the rain is my fault. A little drizzle doesn't bother her, but today is a full out rain kind of day, and she went from door to door asking to be let out, and looking at me when the heavy rain happened to be outside every single door . . . as if I had turned on a mega sprinkler outside every exit.

Finally, she decided to go out on our back deck and dig her claws into the doghouse a few times to ease the tension.

The rain is actually beautiful, especially when it clings to the railing in heavy drops along the edge of the deck.

My students at our homeschool co-op were awesome.
Their attitudes were perfect, my creative writers club/class wowed me again,
my writers' workshop adventure class enjoyed writing a skit together,
and my C.S. Lewis class wrote "we love you Mrs. Martinson" on the board before I came in . . .
and I loved reading their character diaries for the characters in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, one of my favorite books.

But I feeling like letting out a sigh, and cuddling up in a large pile of my grandma's old handmade quilts (nearly in tatters now), and having a huge cup of tea and calling it a day.

Why do I feel like Puddlegum instead of Reepicheep today? I'm not sure. At least I'm not having a Eustace kind of day, although my cat clearly is.

Ever have a day like that? The kind of day where the world is pretty wonderful, but instead of embracing it you feel like wrapping yourself up in a blanket with a mug of something hot and a good book?

I need to take my girls to ballet, but I am tempted to just curl up and read The Voyage of the Dawn Treader again.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You make me want to go watch the movie again! It will always be my favorite and seeing it come to life was incredible, especially the final fifteen minutes.

Jeremy Bates said...

Actually, it rained here in the Philippines yesterday (my time). My cat was a bit peeved as he couldn't venture out and sprawl under a palm tree and bask in the sun.

I made some chicken soup and enjoyed the cooler weather outside under an awning, surfed the net and teased Tiger the Cat with a dried palm frond.

It sounds as if you have some enthusiastic students! As a part time teacher, I have found that when the students are avid the teaching is easier as well as much more enjoyable.

Alleged Author said...

I had one of those today. Even though my kids did an excellent job on their benchmarks, I wanted to ignore the world. Feeling kind of blue kind of a day.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I had a week like that last week. Hopefully tomorrow is better :)

Emily R. King said...

Every once in a while I need a day to decompress and read. It does wonders for my mood. :) I've learned to relish those days and not feel too guilty about being a slug.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - I loved seeing the characters come to life in Dawn Treader too!

Jeremy - Sounds like a good day with your cat! And yes, avid students definitely make teaching a joy.

Alleged Author - Hope today is a better day!

Tasha - Thanks!

Emily - Thanks for the go ahead!! I didn't really have a chance to be a slug yesterday, but this morning I've had a few good slug hours. Usually not the way I like to start my day, but today it felt really good.

Joanne said...

I love your description of the rain...makes me not mind that it is raining here too.
Blessings, Joanne

Karen Lange said...

Yes, I feel like that sometimes. I wonder if we just don't need some down time to get away to some extent? :)

Kudos on the great co-op!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Joanne - Thanks! Blessings!

Karen - Good to know it's not just me. I think rest is essential. Thanks!