We're back in Connecticut and settling in after being gone a week. Well, the kids settled immediately and are back to playing Star Wars, freshly inspired by having recently seen Episodes 1 and 2 (an early birthday present.) The cats, on the other hand, having spent a week together at the vet's in the kennel, are a tad high-maintenance. Albus in particular is extra needy and cuddly . . . and is on me right now purring away. As for us adults, the end of vacation entails unpacking, reorganizing, and catching up; it's a process. One that I'm largely ignoring this morning.