In other news, I found and was able with great difficulty this morning to rescue Tabitha's favourite mouse toy from the almost-impossible spot behind my desk where she'd deposited it. She is at this moment working very hard to stop me writing this; she's not quite succeeding, but is slowing the process somewhat. She was startled this morning to see one of the neighbour's cats, Moxie, out the kitchen window. Moxie sat on the fence below the window and Tabitha stared down at her, apparently dumbstruck.
It's a rainy day, so I may get my marking done without being tempted to go and plant bulbs in the garden. I'm going to make a pot-roast for dinner - another indication of fall/winter coming is my move to start making warming casseroles and curries and other spicy things, though I think I'll save more culinary discussion for another post.