There’s a torrential downpour happening outside, but I’m sitting on the couch in my new flannel pajamas, mink blanket covering my legs. My dog is lying on top of my left leg, while my cat is lying across both legs, just below my knees, on my shins. He’s heavy and it hurts a bit. Law & Order: Criminal Intent is on TV, the first of two episodes. I can see the trees over the top of the screen, waving and whipping in the wind.
It’s the last throws of winter and sitting here, all safe and warm while sirens wail outside and the rain comes bucketing down, is the best Friday night I could have asked for.