Last fall I bid farewell to my feline companion of 15 years. It wasn't easy, but it was necessary — his time had come and keeping him any longer was only serving my need. I am a cat person, but not yet a crazy cat lady (there's still time for that). It's just that I was born into a family with a cat, and I have been without a cat only twice in all my life.
I started this day like any other, with fresh, hot coffee in a large mug, ready to make a quick round of my social media hangouts before getting down to serious work. On Facebook, I shared a public service video reminding friends and followers that, with school back in full swing, school buses are on the roads and drivers should exercise caution.
Summer is drawing to a close. You know how I know that? The Back-to-School sales have all begun. It feels too early for this reminder of all the little Johnnies' and Jennies' imminent return to the hallowed corridors of reading, writing and new math. I don't even have kids in school anymore but the sales have me feeling anxious and rushed, like time is running out.