This will be a really brief update, as I am trying to get through a bunch of stuff I let pile up.
The tiny species crocuses are up, each one about the size of a 1 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon. The iris histroides are also continuing to pop up, and continuing to make bring a big smile to my face each time I walk by.
On Sunday I wore the new gray boots I bought in NYC. Here I am propping my legs up on my still too-cluttered desk late Sunday afternoon. We walked by the store on our way from the subway stop to the Metropolitan Museum, although we didn't stop at that time. However the boots firmly lodged themselves in my mind, and distracted my thoughts, so I dragged Liana back with me to take a second look. Gray is a much more versatile color in my wardrobe than black. A pair of black boots is being culled, although they may be set aside and sold early next fall. It really isn't boot season anymore. The black down coat, which I did not take to New York with me, will also be sold.
I got caught up with mail and bills and miscellaneous bits of paper yesterday, so the surface of my desk is more user-friendly. These are new books that I picked up at MacKay Used Books here in town. I sold more books than I bought, so I am doing well on the book front as well at the moment. I haven't started reading any of them yet; I'm still woking my way through Niall Ferguson's Kissinger biography. Maybe soon. Perhaps it will be warm enough this week to read Annie Dillard out in the sunshine.