Hope you are well. I think of you often. So many gifts you have given me that I continue to discover. The older I get, the more I want to embrace them and spend all of my hours leaning into them. That time will come.
Everything is wonderful in Roseville. Work is good and I am very busy. It leaves little time for all the other non-work things I want to do. I do my best to squeeze in as much as possible. My resting time is mostly reading and plotting my next adventure.
The garden project is coming along nicely. It is a big job for one person. I am determined however. The ground cover is down, the raised beds are built and the cabling is up for the espaliers. Tonight I will put down the landscaping timbers and the landscraping stones. I may have to wait on the gravel work. My knee is injured and I have my upcoming trip to France. I'm hoping that it holds out. I'll take a brace and lots of advil. I'm afraid surgery will be required when I return.
Mr. Rose is well. We take each day, moment by moment. We adjust to the changes as they come. I stay home more these days. Don't want to have any regrets. We had a wonderful weekend of laughter and partnership in getting the housework and projects done. It is a roller coaster of emotion sometimes but we do the best we can.
I am listening to audio books a lot while I work, home and at the office. They are mostly about Paris. I can't get enough about Paris. You know how I love that city. I have written cousin Anthony to inquire about the Harvey heritage. I hope he responds. I think Harvey may have been Herve at some point. Where else would I have gotten such an obsession?
I have a new creative idea. It is simmering now. I think this might be "the one". Having your creative DNA can sometimes be challening. The creative energy cannot be ignored or quieted. Whenever it seems to be, a new idea will pop up out of nowhere. I so long to spend my days pursuing creative endeavors. However, that pesky checking account is never satisfied. More, more, more. Keep an eye out in your mailbox. My first "Letters from Roseville" project will be arriving soon. I think you will be very proud.
I love you so much and miss you and will write again soon.