I dug out this picture from some still-unpacked boxes on the weekend and everything became clear to me: Of course, that's why I was so stuck on painting the backsplash in our new kitchen in that shade of blue!
Mom would love it here - she'd love watching the birds flocking to the feeder every morning! Of course, if it were the weekend in November that the Xmas parade goes down Spring Garden Road, she'd complain that she's lost her best seat from the old Faulty Towers, but then she'd peer into my eyes with that way she had of seeing through me, and then she'd know I've made the right decision, the one that makes me happy.
Now, if she could just arrange a publishing contract for my second novel. . .
With ardent love and my deepest respect & admiration,
La P'tite (Dina:)