Laurie March is a project manager and designer. She's currently over-seeing my remodel, and I've mentioned her here many, many times.
BECAUSE SHE IS AWESOME.
She has great taste, she understands my taste, she keeps things moving, she finds amazing people to work with, she calms me down when I'm freaking out, she's budget-conscious, she's accessible, she's super hard-working, she's committed, she's funny, she's smart, she's cool.
In other words, AWESOME.
I would never have gotten this remodel off the ground without her, and if I had managed to get it off the ground it would have cost me A LOT more and the process would have been significantly more stressful.
I have seldom felt more fortunate to have a person enter my life, and at exactly the right time.
(So let me take a second here to thank my friend Alison, who worked with Laurie on a kitchen remodel, for passing on her number!)
Then there's Laura-the-chef. (I'd use her full name, but I never have before, and I didn't think to clear it with her in advance.)
Twice a week, Laura brings fresh, healthy, incredibly yummy meals to my house. She happily cooks with an eye toward my particular fertility-friendly diet. She shops at farmer's markets, she's extremely finicky about where and from whom she buys meats, and I've never known anyone who had such a way with a chicken breast.
For months, the people I work with have been jealous of my lunches-- so much so, that two have them have now hired her to cook for them, too.
She's also just a generally lovely human being, and the food she cooks is infused with genuine care.
So, Laurie and Laura, today I'm extra thankful for you. XO, S.