Had a bit of a grumpy weekend , and dull, enlivened only by a Saturday night date with judge Roban, a bucket of milky coffee, and a few pistachio biscuits. That was as good as it got. Also watched the old TREEPENNY OPERA, with Lotte Lenya; interesting, but not all that. The guy playing Mackie was a rather unattractive plank...The design men came around this morning to consult about the kitchen. I don't really like any of the choices, but it's gotta be better than the crumbling wreck it is now, and I may even get a bit more workspace.