Wednesday, April 19

1) Today is the true anniversary of Patriots Day, so let's lift a glass in memory of the men who fought in Lexington and Concord. I keep forgetting if my ancestor Private Edward Dimmick (Dimmock?) was among them.

2) Linda in Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love reflected on her love of the season of spring and "its dips forwards into summer and backwards into winter." We sure are having a dip backwards right now.

3) Dining room breakfast marked by a terrific noise as of tumbrils carting the French aristorcracy to the guillotine. Turns out it's the neighbors wheeling our trashcans to the curb, and I'm hearing it at such volume because the second bedroom door is open. #roommateisgone