My wife is finally asleep. Yesterday was a long day for her. As expected, we played host to a large group of people for most of the day. It was all old friends and yet even with that high level of comfort, it wears on her introvert nature. So last night, while I slept, she wound herself down by sitting on the couch with a couple glasses of wine and watching movies until past dawn. Now I’ve got some classic metal playing in the man cave, have banged around the house cleaning up, and burnt some incense. She’s oblivious and it’s a good thing.
The cats were a little stressed as well. They pretty much avoided the crowd. The dog of course was a total slut for anyone that would pay him attention but the cats didn’t start showing up until after midnight when the last guests had left. This rainy morning they all camped out in the man cave, with Sneakers sprawled in the closet. We all decompress in our own way.