Today is Mardi Gras for my Catholic friends. The start of Lent season was always a sign for me that winter was almost over. I have weathered the winter alright so far. I haven’t had any breakdowns since before Christmas. I started reading a book that was over 1200 pages at New Years and I’m barely over half done. But I try to chip away a little every day. I try to contact family and friends at least once a day. The last few days my best friend and I have been having a running dialog over facebook messaging. She works a job where she occasionally has down time and can chat for a few minutes even if she does have to be on her feet all day.
I got some real good news several days ago. I’m getting new flooring in my apartment. I’m getting my walls repainted to and some work in the bathroom done too. I never thought I’d ever see the day I’d get excited over getting a new toilet. But I guess that happens once I hit middle age. I’m supposed to be getting this in a couple weeks. The only drawback is I have to be out of my apartment for several days. I’ll probably be staying at a hotel here in a town for the duration. I imagine I’ll be doing lots of sleeping and internet research for that time. But I can accept a week of inconvenience in order to have my apartment updated for the next fifteen years. I guess this is my end of winter good news.