Jun 24, 2009

Attention deficit

Poor Celeste. These days have been extra hard for her, because it's finals week at work. I have exams to prepare for and exams to administer, then grade. Not too much time for playing, not too much time for long walks or sleeping on THE BED. And, I have been working on the Garden of Alla shawl (in hand-painted alpaca) and spinning some superwash merino, too, so Poor Celeste has been suffering from an extreme deficit of attention from me. Today, while I was grading exams, she let me know how much of a deficit there was. Whenever I reached for an exam, she bumped my arm with her nose. While I was marking the exam, she paced in circles, and then rested her head on my knee.

After finishing the exam grading, I picked up my spindle to ply the merino, and she paced in circles around the spindle. She reached out and grabbed the spindle just long enough to stop it from spinning. Hmmm. She didn't want to go outside, just be the center of attention for the afternoon. I can't afford to give her all my attention till I'm finished with these exams.

Hold on, Celeste! On Friday, I'll be all yours to go walking with, to play with, and to just give you all my undivided attention!


Queenmothermamaw said...

The end of the year is hard on everyone. I know you need a vacation. Celeste will be waiting.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Sweet Celeste; at least she knew what your "leisure activity" was, and that she should be able to demand some of it over spinning. :-)

Pondside said...

What if you told Celeste that you're spinning so that you can knit her a coat to keep her warm in the winter?
Good luck with the marking - one of my least favorite activities when I was teaching.

knittingdragonflies said...

What a sweetie, I hope she "talks" you into some fun soon!

Jude said...

They love attention don't they?
We've just come back from a 2 hour walk up a mountain so there will be peace for a few hours now as my puppy has collapsed in his bed.
Did you get my address?
Take care

Kathleen said...

Hi Jude,

Yup, I got your address and your loot is already headed your way. Some of the loot has already landed in the US, so I imagine that your will be in town shortly. I really hope you like it!

Jude said...

Thank you Kathleen..I shall be rushing down to the p.o. box every day!!