The girls are happy and settling in to school. I was prepared to be a bit sad myself and feel a little lonely too but I wasn't prepared for a sad cat. Puss has followed me around the house and needs to sit on me every time I sit down. Right now though she is asleep just where she is in the picture above. On the end of Hope's bed, waiting for her to arrive home from school to annoy her.
I have been filling my days with catching up on housework that was put off for when I had more time and going on longer bike rides than usual. When the yard dries out after all of the rain we have had, I will be able to fill the day with gardening too.