We have achieved some peace in front of the fireplace although sometimes SallyCat still takes Cassie's bed.
Mild rant coming up. As it was just me and the daughter, we stopped at our local Chili's for an early dinner. The restaurant was not busy and we thought we'd be seated rather quickly. Nope. The hostess manager was on the CELL phone talking in loud but hushed voice and it went on and on and on. A man came in and hugged her (no make that practically groped her) and she still went on and on and on. There was one group of two waiting ahead of us and I decided that I just didn't want those loaded mashed potatoes that bad. If the woman hadn't said in her hushed voice, "people are lining up" and if she had just turned and acknowledged us but that didn't happen and I left while M gave her the Evil Eye. We had cheesy fries and deep dish pizza instead.
Service just ain't what it used to be. You all may recall my encounter at Red Robin whereby we actually got up from our table, leaving the menus behind for lack of service. Tonight was just as inexcusable and I'm not going to give places my business that don't earn or deserve it.