it's been a quiet sort of week. mostly it's just been raining... lots and lots of rain, but no snow. we got so much rain that the rivers flooded and there were more than several landslides and washed-away roads. this past saturday i went running at the greenway and realized once i got there that, while the waters had gone down quite a bit, what was left behind was about 3 inches of sticky half-frozen mud. i trudged on, but it wasn't the most enjoyable 10 miles ever. ick.
and more ick, as i've come down with a little cold. nothing awful but since i'm usually not sick, i really dislike feeling under the weather. i've got a ton of embroidery work to do for the shop (everyone loves the pillows during valentine season!) so i've been snuggling on the couch. with my needle and thread, a blanket, maybe a cat or a dog or a kid or two, and a cup of hot tea (or hot toddy) it seems like the right place to be.