i happened to glance directly down when i looked out the window next to my desk and was pleasantly surprised to see, on the north side of the house, no less, a promising patch of ground that seemed to me as if it were trying in the worst way to turn green.
that was at eight o'clock this morning, and the patch has grown considerably bigger since then, and even, dare i say it, a touch greener.
Beloved began setting up for joe-the-builder to come back and finish the downstairs project. i spent the morning playing with my new rug cleaner. this afternoon, the clouds cleared away, and the sun was so warm and bright that since i decided a perfect day includes both time spent outdoors and exercise, buddy and i took a two mile walk up and down the hill.
tonight, we're planning on finishing off our valentine's and chinese new year weekend with a visit to a place we used to frequent quite regularly when i first moved to connecticut. we like to go there to celebrate the start of spring training, because spring can't be far away when the news starts mentioning baseball regularly.
and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.