Yes, Gideon, I still exist, though it does worry me that you are basing this on the well being of my cat... I'm fairly certain that if need be, Bast will go and hunt mice or birds. ...it might take her a while, but I think she would try.
Before I am asked, I would appreciate gloves (warm, durable), Christmas cake, and/or help making the dinner this year. If I beat Molly for the rights to cook it. I wouldn't put it past her to actually duel me for it, so long as Arthur wasn't looking. Gideon, will you be my second, in such a case? We need to put up a strong Big Brother front, I think, even though she blatantly ignores it anyway.
Caradoc, you should come to Christmas dinner with us. I think Molly's been waiting to fuss over you. Unless she's done it and you haven't told me? (And if so...I'm so sorry...) Also, what would you like for Christmas? Please give me something to go on... I'm horrible with the 'be creative' suggestion.
Gideon, your present ideas are noted.
Work-wise, I'm trying to work something out with the boss. Surely there are other ways to divvy the workload, so that I don't have to spend almost every day in the office from dawn till late night.
Perhaps I'll request more field work, if they've gotten over the Malfoy-incident. I have a meeting within the next few days. I should know for certain, soon.