We had a lovely, warm day on Saturday - a sneak preview of the coming spring. It spurred me to do a little sprucing up, beginning with the household mammals (including myself).
I started the morning with a pedicure from my favorite nail shop. I hadn't had one since December, so I was dreadfully overdue. I chose a pale, pinkish-lilac polish (OPI Blushingham Palace, to be specific) that would look perfectly appropriate as an Easter egg color.
I returned home and made it a project to brush all the cats. I had to remove three combsful of shedded winter coat to return the calico to her proper color palette. The black cat still needs more combing, but he grew tired of the operation and went and perched on my sleeping husband, a position from which he correctly suspected I wouldn't retrieve him. The two grey cats don't shed very much, but each insisted on getting her full measure of combing.
I eventually woke up my husband so he would accompany me to lunch. After that, I got my hair cut and styled to counter the increasingly Cleopatra-like look that had been quelling my career potential and self-esteem. It's amazing what a little layering can accomplish.
Naturally, the weather turned cold again by the end of the day. Otherwise I might have gotten around to picking up the dead branches from the yard and cleaning the dessicated annuals from my flowerbeds. That'll have to wait until next weekend, I suppose.
The sunlight alone is improving my mood, despite the chill. We have a crocus blooming, daffodil leaves nearly full grown and I see flocks of robins wherever I go. I may not be able to show off my pedicure this week, but I suspect that sandal weather is just around the corner. I can't wait 'til spring!