Today's good thing: Squeaky got me up around 6 again. She had breakfast and then observed the kittens while I did my morning reading and then had a short nap until Squeaky nuzzled my foot and nearly gave me a heart attack. We went non-traditional today, and didn't have breakfast. I had leftover Chinese and J had a sandwich. Then, we didn't do much. It was too hot to do anything outside. So we did some cleaning, laundry, changed the bed linens and got the garbage ready for pickup. We also doctored the kittens, played with the kittens and with Squeaky. And tonight, our dinner, for which I *didn't* have high hopes, was actually very good: salmon patties, green beans and macaroni and cheese. Chocolate chip cookies for dessert.