We got a load of moving boxes today - starting to sort out the things to throw away, what stays in storage here in TN and what comes to Minnesota with us. There was a beautiful little long-haired red tabby at the U-Haul store, that loved me up, purring and kneading my knee as we talked to the man about boxes. I was sure the girls would smell her and be upset - but no, they were more interested in the new boxes to hop in. Sally is playing mousie fetch like a mad cap - and Willow cries at me a lot to pick her up (she hates being picked up - she likes sit-down laptime instead usually). I think they sense the nervous energy in the house.
We have a short list of apartments to look at in Minneapolis on our first shot through. If they aren't suitable - then we will continue on to Grand Rapids, MN and stay for a little while until there is a suitable apartment available. 2-cat apartments with a low 'get-in' price are hard to find! There is a great lady helping me by phone and email though, from a relocation service.
It feels like I've lived a year since the 13th of December. Time has 'slown down' because the activity level has skyrocketed, and remained there. My creative streak has not died down one bit. That brings me hope.
I wish I'd had the camera today - as I travelled to the store for some moving supplies, the moon was beautiful, in an eye of blue-green sea over the horizon. It was the full moon - surrounded by the falling twilight - which was turning to darkness, but yet had the detail of the clouds where the light of the moon was not reaching. It made me stare and sigh, and wonder how much I'll notice such things when life slows down again.