Before I begin the Birthday Recap: THE TABLE IS HERE!!!! HUZZAH!!!!!
Whew! Moving on...
Things went well on the 27th. Work was fruitful. Trish gave me a great gift! It is a little box that can hold my penny whistles and the like. On the cover of the box is an illustration of the Last Supper. It is cool and somehow irreverant all at once. How it manages this, I cannot say. But it is a great gift. She also took me out to dinner at the Silver Cloud bar and grill. I had meatloaf, gralic mashed potatoes and green beans. It was comfort food done well. I commend it to all who come to Chicago.
I received several cards bearing well wishes, a little money and a whole lot of love. My father's card made me laugh out loud. Here is what it said:
I relly like being Old
and I think you will, too!
Old enough to be
Too bad there is no
He's a good man. I like my father.
Saturday evening we are havinga party here. Trish informs me that several people are coming including some of the cast from Rudolph. It should be a grand time!
In other news, we have been introducing the cats again. There is a new strategy afoot. Mike and Lily, the orginal feline denizens of this apartment have run of the place. Sly is introduced from time to time...until the tension is thick enough to scoop with a spoon, and then we put Sly away. We then pet all three cats, congratulating them on their good behavior. Then we let Sly out again.
Rince and repeat.
This may take a month before we can let them out for indefinate unchaperoned visits, but tonights foray went well. There was some hissing and a little howl from Lily, but overall it went swimmingly. I remain hopeful.
Also, I am typing this post at my desk in my office. Since Mike and Lily have run of the whole apartment, I now have my office back. This is great news! Huzzah! If for no other reason, I am willing the cats to get along. Please, Jesus do help my cats get along. Urggle.
Well, I will now return to my mint tea and my book. I think I will read in my office. No. Wait. Maybe I will read at the dining room table. Oh no! The decision is very difficult. Whatever shall I do?