January 13, 2014
I have been planning this next event in my life for over a month. A little bitty thing; a teensy favor to ask of my neighbors: Will you take care of my cat while I'm away. Now knocking right up to the official deadline, where really, there is no plan B if they say no. In the middle of the night, I awoke and thought, "geez, there's a chance you can't go to this conference because you've neglected to arrange care for your cat. Idiot!" I call in five minutes. Why is this hard? It's a lot to ask, actually.