The week has gone well since I decided to just breathe and take everything at my own pace. Lots of stuff has gotten done, and I have managed to keep from being excessively overwhelmed. Go team me!
Ampersand is doing well! He had his first vet visit and has been medically cleared to interact with Max! Max is, predictably, not terribly sanguine about this, but the hissing has been seriously minimal. They're going to get some more time in the same room this afternoon. Ampersand got to explore the house while Max was at the vet this morning (he's fine; well-cat checkup + bloodwork because he's 18).
And tomorrow, we are painting the dining room. It's the last of the common areas to get painted, and its peach-and-hospital-green color scheme has been annoying me daily. It will be cobalt above the chair rail and charcoal below, and it'll get the same copper curtains as the living room.
We have been in this house a year now, and we love it. It is just exactly enough space, and the right kind of space - we fit perfectly here.
I wrote my advice to Elayna + an introduction, and the big book of advice is being printed as we speak, hopefully. Her surprise knitted gift should maybe have been finished today, but there is a snow day. >.< So hopefully Monday.
And now I go watch B5 with Judah, who is also stuck home in the snow!