Keithy - thank you!
DL Sheperd - I am so sorry. I lost my beloved kitty of 15 years two summers ago, and her brother (equally beloved) last autumn, and although most of the pain has gone I still miss them dreadfully. I send snuggles and headskritches to your sweet kitty!
Layla - I'm balancing a job hunt with being a substitute teacher to earn enough to pay down my debts. It's a good gig, but I'm very stressed about other things and I need breaks from being around people so it's a challenge for me too!

I've spent all day dealing with a personal demon, so no wordcount yet. Let's see if I can do my 100/100 before I conk out.