"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

March Forth! (My Birthday)



 
It might turn out to be the chilliest March Fourth on record in these parts, but thanks to the Chap it's springtime in the house. In addition to the lovely birthday flowers, I have other presents to delight me:
 
 

I'm also very happy to have the carpenter and a guy from the flooring company making some progress in the kitchen today. Based on their work schedule, I do believe the End of the renovations is approaching. We're at the stage where the dogs will have to go to the kennel, and we'll become even more reliant on restaurants than we have been up to now. But that means that we're in the final stages.

Though the daylight has lengthened and the sun rides higher in the sky, Spring doesn't seem particularly near. I think I'm going to need to travel to find some before it ever reaches New England!


2 comments:

Thomas at My Porch said...

I think this is a good time to get yourself invited to all your new neighbors' houses for dinner. Maybe you should just send around a sign up sheet. (And Happy Birthday!)

Margaret Evans Porter said...

Thanks for the suggestion, and the birthday wishes! Fortunately the flooring is to be finished this week, and the new gas range is scheduled to be installed on Monday. After that, it's just touch up painting of and replacement of baseboards. New people just moved in next door, and I'm so frustrated that I have to wait so many days to bake something to take over there. (That's what happens in this 'hood! Very welcoming.)