House guests! I love them Work is suspended and we become tour guides. We enjoyed some unusually mild weather and visited some favorite haunts and restaurants in Cleveland, Chautauqua and our hometown Chagrin falls.
Annegrete, from Germany, has had a cat phobia since childhood, and despite costly visits with psychiatrists her contact with cats has been limited to a glimpse of a big cat through an open door. We had no forewarning, neither did she. But she spent 10 days in the Gillespie home, where two cats are into everything and every corner. They chew feet, appear on couches and laps, and dive into unmade beds. There was no alternative for Annagrete. She was amazing. There is a lesson here!
Our send off party was a lot of fun. Mel, from Australia, cooked wings and bokchoy, we ate apple pie and drank more New Zealand wine and champagne than was good for us, and now with frosty nights in the forecast it is time to clean up outside and get back to work.