Yesterday evening was perfect. A long, early dinner with good friends, then stepping outside to see a thin crescent moon low in a deep blue sky fading into black. Good night.

Today clouds linger to the south, and occasionally spread to cover frosty blue sky over us. Today’s a day of errands, gutter-cleaning, and then a day of lounging.

I felt like a cat, seeking the sun (warm), avoiding the wind (cold), and generally just watching the day go by. I think I bonded with our cats, too – only I passed on the catnip.