I had a long talk with Butch. I explained this is my chair only and threatened him within an inch of his little life that he is not allowed to even day dream about getting his fat little bottom in this chair. So far, he hasn't acted the least bit interested in it, which is good news for both of us.
Welcoming the clean slate with a New Year's Day daisy bouquet. Makes my whole kitchen feel fresh and happy.
Forcing paper whites. Original plan was to have them open by Christmas day. Plan B was to have them open by New Years Day. Now, plan C is to watch and wait.