As always when I have somewhere to travel in the early morning, I am awake, at least briefly, unable to sleep, with racing thoughts. One of these thoughts is, over and over, the word "catafalque." This word has in fact been recurring in my head for several days thanks to xanath, whose manuscript uses thsi 20-cent word. I woke up with it kind of pounding in my head like a mantra. Plus all that hydration from Friday night needed to be released, if you know what I mean, so I got up. Now I'm more awake than ever but since I looked up that word on Dictionary.com at least the word is gone.
Made it back! Had very pleasant flight, super quick through Customs as well. Caleb came over to meet me at home. Luckie was more interested in all my cat-smelling luggage than she was in me, but after an hour she's calmed down and realized who it is and that I'm going to be sticking around. In a few minutes I'm going to Caleb's for dinner, since he's cooking and I have no food, unless I want to maybe use some Bombay potato mix or eat Christmas pudding ;)