Around me now are the reminders of my happy life.
There are cat toys scattered everywhere – moved there by happy young cats who are warm and loved and well fed.
I have my crocheting, and bags and bags of yarn to make more.
I have my books – enough to read for many lifetimes.
There is my husband’s easy chair – where he sits when we watch tv together, or just talk.
There is the window looking out on our back deck – I can see squirrels running in the grass, and hear birds stealing cat kibble that has been put out for the strays.
It’s a good life.