Monday, January 31, 2011


Today began with the cat waking me at 2.30 am playing with motes of dust in my bedroom, skittering about the laminate flooring like a baby elephant. He then decided to pee in the bath and spent the next half hour sweeping in EVERY corner of the bathroom, my bedroom and the stairs.

At 4.30 after I had cleaned up any messes or presumed messes he had left I finally threw him - almost literally - out of the house.

My alarm clock goes off at 7 am. Long nights sleep then.

I finally scraped myself out of bed at 7.30, and started to get ready to drop the boy off at college and come to the studio. After throwing the cat out of the house again, off we go!

Halfway to college, I stop to let a bus pass me on a narrow stretch of the road and BANG! I am hit in the rear by a car skidding to a stop, using the rear of my lovely little van as a braking mechanism.

So today's early start, cracking on with the book and other things at the studio are now fully interrupted by telephone calls to insurance companies and garages.

We are both fine, just a bit annoyed, and wondering how much it will cost to repair the cracked rear body coloured bumper on my wonderful little Brian the box.


Lynn said...

OHMIGOD if the cat wasn't enough to drive you crazy the car episode would certainly push one over the edge! Jeeze Lousie! So sorry!!!
Hope the one who hit you had insurance to pay the damages!!!
May the rest of the day and week go much better!

The fearless threader said...

Thanks Lynn, I'm hoping he has insurance too. The rest of the day was ok, I got a cuddle from my best friend and although my focus was a bit off at the studio I did get some work done and made some stock for the up coming open studio. Couldn't really focus on anything more substantial. I'm hoping this is the bad start to a good week and a bit of bad news to make the good so much sweeter.

Mim said...

Oh, I hate when days start like that! glad you got a cuddle, and hope it all get's settled with insurance

sukipoet said...

glad you were unhurt in this accident. accidents are so startling and upsetting to the psyche even if one doesnt get physically hurt. Is the kitty ill?

The fearless threader said...

Ha ha no Mim, my cat isn't ill, he just got the wrong name and has to live up to it. He's called The Chaos Monster! He has about 1 night each week where he wants to play all night instea of sleeping and its almost always when he stays in overnight.

Yes the accident has knocked my focus off slightly, but I've had 2 days of printing and producing stock for my studio open weekends in May, so I've not wasted my time.

Thank you all for being so caring and supportive!