The herbs I planted a few weeks ago are really taking off now. The Thyme sent up sprouts almost immediately and I have already had to thin them a bit. The Rosemary and Lemon Basil took a bit longer, but they are slowly yet surely poking out of the soil. We get a little more sun here every day, so they should do ok as long as they remain in my south-facing kitchen window. I've never grown herbs from seed before, or grown them indoors for that matter, so this will be a learning experience for me.
I thought that the cats might get themselves into the seedlings, but so far so good. My other seeds will be started in a mini-greenhouse, so they should be fairly safe. Once they are to big for that, however, we may have to improvise a bit to keep them safe... maybe the greenhouse will be warm enough to utilize by then. I'll figure it out!