Sometimes, despite your best efforts, a study of a beautiful painting by Giotto (entitled “Noli Me Tangere,” which means “Don’t Touch Me”)… … degenerates into this: I will NEVER be able to look at this painting the same way again!

We survived another October!

Almost… close enough… For those who do not know, FIVE of my children have birthdays in October… THREE of them in the SAME WEEK (we are nothing if not consistent!) Since I despise the idea of throwing one big birthday for everyone, that means we have five different cakes and five different family birthday celebrations. … [Read more…]