This is Mink (unless my sons come up with a better name for the little guy). He's a rescued barn cat. Poor thing had the worst case of ear mites the vet had ever seen, plus a sinus infection, possibly worms, and undernourished. But he's adorable and we love him.
My sidekick is not amused.
Casey has a point; she was here first, she's the princess, this is her castle. But changes- additions to our house, to a project, to our lives--upset the balance. To maintain that balance, there has to be a subtraction elsewhere. Do I give Casey less snuggle time? Give up some writing time? Cut down on sleep? The extra time with Mink has to come from somewhere.
Just like my writing projects. I'm working on my own stuff, but have joint projects. When I get a new idea or want to revise my stuff, do I take time/energy away from joint works, or steal it from housework time, free time, reading time, family time?
Or maybe just work smarter, freeing up some time.
It will have to be a little of both.
Yeah, I'll let you know how that works.
In the meantime, I have to play referee; spending more time on something that's not built into the already tight schedule.