I took the red-eye to South Carolina last night, changing planes in Chicago early this morning. With only a few hours of sleep, I keep eyeing the bed but I’m trying to stay up to get on East coast time. Trying to reconnect with my Mom’s persnickety cat is a distraction. It’s hard to tell what she likes – and I’m a cat person who is used to making feline friends quite easily. Samantha seems to appreciate my attention although I’m clearly a substandard stand in for my Mom.