For all intents and purposes, our kitchen is finished. We even rediscovered one of our most favorite pieces of Nelson pottery by John and Kathleen Ing in the dark corner of the bottom pots-and-pans shelf.
Below is the most beautiful baking I've ever seen outside cookbooks, an Apple, Almond and Frangipani Tart at Delicious on Church Street.
There is a pot of spiced hot Belgian chocolate sitting on top of our new fire, and my husband is spread out on the floor between the couch and the TV, drifting off to dream land, as is his routine Saturday afternoons, but one he wasn't able to practice since Boxing Day last year.
Life is starting to look good again.