Thursday, January 9, 2014

Winter Nights

2014 is here. Yay! And after a hard, challenging, and changing 2013, I'm happy to see it and the fresh start.
The other night was the coldest that we've had in our little corner of North Carolina. The temperture dropped down to the negatives and windchill made it even colder. So we decided to bring our outdoor cat inside for a couple nights to protect it from the freezing weather.
The first night the cat followed me all around the house. And when I finally laid down, it would sit in my room and meow. I tried almost everything to get the cat to quiet down and rest. But to no avail, I spent most of the night listening to the wind howl and the cat meow and thinking -- "oh my God, is this what having a baby will be like? No sleep?"
Happily enough, I managed a long nap the next day after my microbiology. And surprsingly the next night -- I didn't have the heart to let the cat freeze (lack of sleep or not) -- the cat was peaceful. And slept through the whole night.
The cold winter days and nights have also been perfect for homemade hot chocolate and warm beanies. Stay warm, my friends!

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