the wind is showing itself tonight. i've finally closed some of the windows, but the kitchen is still open. and i've found my way back to my old habit of cleaning in the middle of the night. i've started vacuuming and shampooing the rugs. but then i found they are too wet to leave on the wood floors so i have one in the front porch draped over chairs, hoping it will dry, contemplating putting the others in the kitchen to dry. my regular habit of cleaning in the middle of the night faded away years ago because i would make such a horrible mess, pulling things out and beginning to rearrange furniture without the energy to complete the job before falling into bed. i'm hoping to stop at just the rugs tonight, so they have a chance to dry overnight. and i'm also doing edgar's other bed while he's on the couch for the night. this photo is edgar with stella. i know i shouldn't have favorites, but i do. edgar and stella make my heart sing. i love them. they love me. and most profoundly, they love each other. and i hope to have clean, dry rugs in the morning.