This does not look like it could possibly be the beginning of a very good day, but in fact, it was. To begin, we had some lovely "new" friends to dinner Saturday, and despite the coq au vin being a bit purple (at first, by the time we served it, it seemed much better, and tasted devine) we had a wonderful time, so I already had a spring in my step.
If you are wondering if he noticed, he did. He said it wasn't the new-carpet smell that gave it away, but the first thing the boys said when they came home from school was, "What stinks?"
And darling Rosie. What a day. First she had to follow me back and forth through all the emptying out. Then meeting her new friends, the delivery guys, was very exciting. Then the following back and forth to put everything back. Days like that can really wear a girl out.