Even at 95% or so the eclipse was pretty spectacular -- the twilight was
deep enough that the owls started hooting, and it was noticably cooler.
Actually the best part was watching Naomi -- it was her first solar
eclipse, and she was enthralled.
We are not going to miss 2024 if we can help it -- we'll start
planning and make reservations in 2023.
We are still having problems with the cats. Cricket simply won't tolerate
having Ticia in "her" space -- N's room -- and Ticia attacks when she's
hissed at rather than backing off like a sensible creature. It may be a
couple of weeks before we can let the two of them share common space
again, and it would have to be with both bedroom doors locked so that
neither of them feels like their private space is being invaded. Even
then it might not work.
Bronx is a troublemaker.
Other than that I've mostly been puttering; taking boxes out of the
garage, putting up shelves, etc. G" took out the recycling yesteday, so
we no longer have a huge box of flattened cardboard in the middle of the
kitchen. I took the two boxes (so far) of donations and a box of G's
stuff out to the garage. The hallway, living room and bedroom are still
pretty cluttered. I have ordered more shelving components from the
Mentally, I don't think I'm doing all that well. Lots of anxiety, mostly
about the cats, finances (especially medical expenses, which are a lot
higher than I'd expected), and Colleen. My self-confidence is completely
shot, and my self-esteem doesn't seem to be much better.
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