The perfect way to spend a gray, cold Sunday afternoon

Laying out on my couch, Sunday paper in hand, blanket thrown over me, two dogs curled up at my side providing extra warmth… or trying to steal some of the blanket’s warmth, perhaps… and two parrots and a cockatoo softly cooing in contentment in their cages as we all just veg out for a few hours. If only I’d been able to complete the Times crossword puzzle in one sitting it would have been perfect. But I must confess I had to put it down and go back to it in the evening to finally get it done.