I've been away from blogging for a while for various reasons and have missed it. I have been able to check some of the blogs I follow but have not posted myself since before Thanksgiving. As sometimes happens, something went around the office after the holiday and several of us have been off sick at various times in the last 3 weeks. It does not seem to want to go away and at least 3 of us have had repeat appearances or lingering symptoms. I am still on tea and crackers today after my latest bout. This plus Christmas preparations and another (this makes 8, I think) right-ankle sprain have taken a toll.
On a happier note, the cats and dogs have settled in together. We wake up at night sometimes to find all 4 critters have crept onto the bed with us. Of course, this is after the cats have had their nightly romp thru the house as we try to sleep and listen to all the thumps and cries. Momma Stormy is not gentle with little Smoke who is growing rapidly. His legs are so long when he walks and his tail has grown amazingly. They follow us around the house in the morning and at night just begging for attention then stroll off to find something else to amuse them as soon as we try to pet or hold them. Cats!