Lots of scraping, lots of painting, with Mark and our hired help, Cam.
I have some opinions about thank you notes, and well, snail mail. I love getting mail. I love sending mail. So I do send mail.I occasionally get a comment from someone who has received one of my notes, they apologize for never sending me a thank you. They shouldn’t. Send thank-you’s if you enjoy sending thank-you’s and don’t if you don’t.
Kitten update: well, she’s pretty much a cat now. With lots of personality (wants to be very close to people, but is annoyed if people try to touch her) and a great love of bugs. She’ll have fun this summer, our house is often full of flies.
Every fall we put our outdoor potted plants in the unheated sun room, and most of them make it through the winter. This year, the protection of the walls wasn’t enough, too many below zero temps have killed off most of them. Usually I can keep the geraniums over the winter, but this spring we’ll buy new. I’m looking forward to spring. Meanwhile, here’s two cats that are too tired to fight.
Tempo the kitten is getting less and less kittenish. The bigger she gets, the more this house feels full of cats. There is cat presence everywhere, I am rarely in a room without a cat. They are everything from a gentle reminder of another life form sleeping in the corner to a major annoyance when I’m trying to get something done, but mostly it is absolutely delightful to have a cat or kitten nearby.