I'd like to make a shout out to Denise from Quebec, who left a comment recently on the red-Winged Blackbird post. Louis Nicolas's work was all in French (and Algonquin) of course, and I have been a bit worried that I have not served his legacy properly, writing only in English. Le maudit Anglais and all, you know. Thanks Denise for your kind words!
And also In Progress, is Vicky Bowes' recovery. Thank you to all who have asked for an update. Vicky has been home since just before Christmas, and has been making great, well not strides exactly, but baby steps. She is able to walk a short distance without her cane, and has been working on a new set of commissioned illustrations. She has a pair of compression gloves that she calls her "Queen Mother" gloves that help keep the swelling down. And she has a whole new appreciation of stitching - over 140 stitches were removed from the wounds on her legs.