Wednesday, December 22, 2010

An Empty Lap

Today I was due to travel to my parents for Christmas, but due to their concerns that the weather would change for the worse and leave A stranded alone for Christmas, I'm having a "snow day" at home. I have to say I don't particularly share their concerns, as I'm confident that A would have managed the journey, but I didn't want to cause them any further concern or sleepless nights. This has given me a wonderful opportunity to clear all the ironing and wrap all the presents, which is why, of course, I find myself curled up in front of the fire with Poirrot and my knitting. Stella is asleep in her sheepskin bed in front of the fire and all is well with the world. But...

But... Something's not quite right. I have an empty lap. I have an empty lap and a cat in front of the fire who has recently been fed and has no desire for any human contact. At times like these, I really miss Lilly.

3 comments:

KnitNurd said...

Curled up in front of a fire with your knitting sounds so lovely! I agree with your parents...it's not worth taking chances with the weather, so I'm glad you chose to stay home.
I'm sorry you're missing Lily...I know what she meant to you!!!

Jenny said...

Glad to hear you are warm and safe, better safe than sorry. Have a lovely cosy Christmas,

Dorothy said...

Very very sad losing a cat. I mourned my late Oscar for many months, even though we got two more from the rescue centre. All cats are so different, no two alike, all very special. Except the thug next door but one who beats up all the other cats around here... wouldn't miss him!

Hope you had a good Christmas, best wishes for the New Year!