The outside of the house is being painted along with fresh coats of green paint for the shutters and doors. And the railings on my deck are no longer rotten and sagging.
I am re-doing the den, the downstairs bathroom, and the front hall. Every day at 9:00, the doorbell rings and someone else comes in to help me froufrou up my house. We were much in need of a little sprucing up. Our slipcovers are pretty enough to show off now, no longer covered by fleece blankets from Walgreens though this won’t last. (We have cats.)
This week I will be making the last changes to my novel about Richmond and send them to Amazon. I expect I will have copies of The Excellent Advice of a Few Famous Painters in a few weeks.
The busy bee has no time for sorrow.
William Blake (1757-1827)
Proverbs of Hell
How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!
Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Against Idleness and Mischief