Hi Andi and welcome to the group of typists of one page!
Wrt getting a new cat accepted, our trick is to only introduce the new one slowly, keep her in her own room and the other cats will come up the door to smell her, then a day later, open the door a crack. Then after another day, being her out for 10 mins. And after that, graadually more and more contact opportunities.
@ jvc: I have phases where I desperately want to be creative, but I can’t due to lack of time. And this is usually when I break down. I think these creative breaks are more than just little breaks. I think they are an expression of who we actually are, which is as necessary as is breathing. At least to me.