I've been overly quiet lately. Much has been going on at work, but I don't get to talk about that in public forums. Suffice to say, I've been kept busy with a lot of one-time stuff as we make a major move.
I also hurt my foot, and I'm not entirely certain how. I do recall dropping something on it, but the pain didn't show up until a couple days after, so I'm not convinced that it's the reason for the pain. It's an odd sort of pain-- it doesn't hurt to walk on it, but it does hurt to wear shoes. There are two tender spots, both on the top of the foot, so as long as I'm barefoot or in socks or otherwise don't have anything pressing against the tender spots, I'm fine. Unfortunately, I live in Michigan and it's January, so walking around barefoot outside the house is out of the question. Fortunately, my office attire need not include shoes, so I only have to deal with the pain for about a half-hour or so as I drive between locations. I'm substitute-teaching for my clogging class tomorrow, though, and that ought to be very interesting. I suspect I will start taking the pain pills on the way down to the class so that they're already in my system by the time I start dancing.
On the home front, we got a new kitten. It's a compromise of sorts-- I really wanted another dog, but John has a point when he says that a dog makes our upcoming travel plans much harder to deal with. And neither of us thought that Kira, our older cat, would accept another older cat. Hence, a kitten. Although we didn't have a Star Trek naming scheme originally, Jim's insistence that we did (and his "following" our theme by naming his kittens Dax and Vash) made it true, so the kitten's name is "Sisko". Except when it's "kitten" (said in a high-pitched "there you are!" kind of tone) or "No!" (said entirely too frequently).( Picture! )
Kira was much more tolerant of him than we expected in the beginning. We were braced for a major war while they established who was to be dominant. To help Kira out a bit, we put a bell on the kitten so she'd always know where he was. They never had the major war, but the downside is that they still haven't gotten to like each other much. Kira growls whenever Sisko gets near, and the growl turns to a hiss if he doesn't back off. In return, Sisko jumps on her and bites her neck. This behavior is a major reason why he thinks his name is "No!"
But once in a while, when they're both tired, they'll declare a short truce:
So there's hope for peace in the household, it's just been slow in coming.