moving about. learning Chinese, practicing Tai Ji Quan, doing Qi Gong, or simply going out running. resisting the monkey impulses.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Trying to keep up

I've got this sensation of falling off the back of the treadmill. Metaphorically of course, my running is comparatively fine.

Troublesome day at work (not enough time!! MSc administrators panicking!! Both of them!!) then felt exhausted, so planned to drift back to the sofa. Mrs Monkey rang up, with troubling developments on the Felix front. A card from the RSPCA (danmn, they're out, must call first thing tomorrow) and explanatory voicemail from the (helpful, understanding) vets. Message to irritatingly anonymous worried neighbours : No, we. are. not. neglecting. our. cat. OK??

She was going to the gym anyway, so I grabbed a Jaffa cake and joined in. Felt ok actually, despite initial lethargy. 15 mins running, various weights and floor contortions, 15 mins x-trainer. Lots of punters (though not as many as in Bloomsbury, which is constantly packed).

Back home to find Felix out somewhere. I update my twitter, in case M wants to follow the plot, and then he chooses that moment to wander back in. Has the panicky old lady fed him, or not? Anyway, he gets another dinner. And another wash.

Because of the wonderful new Pet Porte (photo) , we can do clever things like keep everybody in at night.

Missed Chinese tonight obviously. Read the book, highlighting new words. Pleasantly surprised at the level of comprehension, though I'm making no regular effort to update my vocab. Resolve to try and catch up with Chinesepod. Though not tonight. And so to bed.

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Anonymous M said...

Sorry to hear about Felix. I can imagine that this is the really hard part -- trying to decide when enough is enough really. On the one hand he is functioning, but clearly all is not well. If this were to happen with Jerry I'd be beside myself.

8:43 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for Felix,
but stick to the Chinese more regular, it`s like Taijiquan, one day rest, 2 days retreat.

6:03 AM

Blogger James said...

You made a good decision getting the Pet Porte. I got mine from and my cats love it!

11:42 AM

Blogger Matt Whyndham said...

Don't know about you James Hidden-profile, but I think comment-spammers doing marketing can piss off.

1:45 PM

Blogger Rick said...

I have a small dog. We have coyotes in the neighborhood. I'm thinking of getting a road runner.

4:04 PM


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