In the meantime, our nextdoor neighbors have moved out, and as of today, we have officially inherited the responsibility of taking care of the neighborhood cats. There's only about twelve of them. (That's not an exaggeration.) But now that we have sole responsibility for them, we don't have to worry too much about whether or not it would be okay to do certain things, like have a friend on standby so we can capture them and take them to the vet. I don't know what we're going to do with them, actually. We haven't had a lot of time to figure that out. For now, we're just going to make sure they don't starve. The neighbors let us have the cat house and giant umbrella, so shelter's not an issue.
And now I'm realizing just how sleepy I am. I know we have to not slack off too much, but since we have a little more leeway, we are going to sleep in a little tomorrow.
Today I'm thankful for mostly finishing the gauntlet, having supplies with which to care for the neighborhood cats, the super yummy Freschetta we had for dinner, making some headway on that monstrous cake we took home on Sunday (it was decorated to look like a monster), and it being bedtime very soon.