April 09, 2004

Bad blogger

Sorry for the intermittent posting! This week is the end of term, and it’s been pretty hectic. Plus, the cold I developed over the weekend became pretty miserable in the first part of the week, which sapped my energy. I’m feeling better now, though I’m not 100% yet. On Wednesday and Thursday I’d pretty much lost my voice, which provided amusement, at least — it doesn’t matter how much it hurts to speak, somehow I’m not capable of resting my voice! I just always seem to have something important to say — in my view, at least.

Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be catching up much this weekend; Mark’s parents are coming for Easter, and we’ll be having a family dinner on Sunday with his sister and her husband as well, so we’ll probably be too busy to blog. I’m looking forward to some nice roast lamb, though — as Anne says, Easter has great traditional food associated with it. We don’t keep up with all of the traditions (I won’t be baking a simnel cake this year, for instance, because I don’t have time, but I did last year, and it was a great success) but what we do have is very yummy.

I haven’t been knitting much, but I’m hoping that a family weekend will help fix that — lots of sitting around chatting, which is great for getting knitting done. I did finish some rows on the aran last night while watching the Leafs lose their frist playoff game, but that memory makes me unhappy, so I won’t talk about it any more.

And finally, Rethabile, the term ‘cosy’ is just an extension, as far as I am aware, of the term “tea-cosy”, which describes the insulating cover one puts over a tea-pot to keep it warm so that the tea isn’t cold before one finishes it. It’s a term I always considered absolutely common and normal until I started running into many, many people who had no idea what I meant by it — I guess it is a product of my British Isles background. We drink a lot of tea in my family!

Happy Easter to those celebrating it — and happy Spring to everyone!

Posted by Aven at April 9, 2004 08:29 PM