Car Update: My car is still waiting for its new engine. For some mysterious reason, Mazda 3 engines seem to be in high demand these days. Meanwhile, having totally failed in my attempt to use public transportation, I have found a reprieve in the form of Mom’s Jeep, which I have until she needs it. I was going to try to take the train today anyway, but I didn’t. By the way, have you ever noticed how comfortable beds are? Especially first thing in the morning.
Cat Update: Last week my cat, Miss Marple, escaped from her temporary home in the cabin at my parents’. She has kind of a habit of vanishing, even when indoors in rather small spaces, so it wasn’t until the next morning that anyone realized she was gone. Everyone (including me, coming up from work on the ultimately vain hope that she would come out for the person she knew best, and also, incidentally, picking up the car) searched and worried to varying degrees and no avail. Then, four days after she went missing, the little monster showed right up at the door, meowing to be let in so she could have her dinner. Apparently, the amusement value of watching us crawl around under the deck had worn off and she was looking for a new source of entertainment. And also dinner.
Cake Update: Cake is still delicious.