Libby was not all that impressed with the amount of work it took, though she has totally enjoyed getting to stay in the room with me and nap while I am on the computer.
When I piled the finished work next to her to see if it was as high as she was tall, you can see what she thought of the comparison.
And finally, she expressed her total boredom with the whole aspect of papers, revisions, and whether or not I needed any pictures of them.
I have been at the computer from 9 until after 5 non-stop for the last 4 days. It was harder Thursday, Friday, and Saturday as it was sunny, clear, and pretty and a day begging to be spent outside. Today dawned dark, cold, and raining, so it has not been as difficult. I stepped out on the porch, intending to sit and have a glass of wine to celebrate finishing the manuscript--and what I think and hope is a satisfactory enough revision to merit decision to publish--but it was just too darned cold. The swallow who nests on the porch each year was warming her eggs and thanking her lucky stars for such a great little location. It makes a terrible mess on the porch each year after the babies hatch, but I haven't the heart to make them homeless.
One of my greatest joys here is having a wildlife friendly environment for birds, bees, butterflies, and deer...oh, and all the homeless dogs in Mississippi.