As the moon diminishes we have sat and shivered. She has been away and left us with only a Deb to come and feed and talk to us. No fire, no warmth at all. Then She breezes back in all bags and chatter about having been to Bath. Well, all we can say is, She doesn't look clean.
But now the fire is lit and glows like a quiet dragon. Dogs are home and happy to be so, children are snoozing their morning snooze before rising to chaos of getting ready for school, always a small miracle that they make it out of the house at the same time every morning. It is good to have their noise back. And soon we will forgive Her and welcome Her back. But not yet.